The Tower of London

London EC3N 4AB, United Kingdom

The Tower of London is a part of London's history since 1080, when William the Conqueror created the first version of Tower. Since that time it was a prison, a royal palace, a fortress, a treasury, a royal mint.


Visit The Tower of London to explore hundreds of years of the British history. Plan at least 3-4 hours for your visit to this historic sight. It is one of the most popular London attractions, sometimes it may get very busy. Best to visit Tower during the morning hours, preferably during weekdays.

Make sure not to miss The Crown Jewels, The White Tower, Medieval Palace, an exhibition about torture, Coins and Kings exhibition. We suggest purchasing an audio guide, a very helpful tool to navigate through the Tower of London and learn many interesting historic facts. The audio tour is available in several languages.

To learn more about open exhibitions at The Tower of London, hours, and to buy tickets online, please visit The Tower of London website.

The Tower of London: an introduction (Historic Royal Palaces)

Getting there

Nearest Underground stations: Tower Hill, Monument.

Big Bus London Double-Decker tour: Stop #19 (Blue and Red Routes).

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