Enjoy an immersive walk through the Superbloom flower field in the moat, then explore the Tower of London, iconic castle and World Heritage Site.
Venue address : Tower Of London, London, UK
Superbloom at the Tower of London
Superbloom at the Tower of London, 16th June - 18th September 2022
Be part of an unmissable moment this Platinum Jubilee year by visiting Superbloom at the Tower of London. This immersive floral spectacular will see you enter the medieval moat and be transported through a field of blooms around the famous fortress in celebration of HM The Queen’s 70 years on the throne.
Opening on 1st June and running until mid-September, experience over 20 million seeds erupting into a an explosion of colour. Wander along weaving paths among the flowers enjoying a specially commissioned soundscape, with sculptural elements to make you feel at home amidst the bees and butterflies.
An exciting feature of the Superbloom experience will be a fun, family-friendly slide into the moat. On arrival, slide down into the moat from one of four lanes and follow the visitor route through the display. For a more conventional entry into the blooms, there is a main fully accessible visitor entrance. The Superbloom slide, repurposed from an original commissioned by the National Trust for Cliveden House, will have planters running alongside to compliment the vibrant field of flowers in bloom.
The Tower’s ‘Superbloom’ is the first stage of installing a natural landscape in the moat in the heart of the City of London. It will see the moat – dug and filled with water in the 13th century to defend the famous fortress – become a welcoming new habitat and a green haven for pollinators, insects and seed-eating birds.
When the ‘Superbloom’ display ends in September 2022, the new natural landscape created to support it will remain in the moat as a permanent Jubilee legacy.
Tower of London
Step back almost 1,000 years in time to uncover the long, bloody history of one of London's most famous landmarks. Discover how a royal residence became an infamous site of imprisonment and execution and get up close to the priceless Crown Jewels Collection.
Prepare to be dazzled by the breath-taking, world-famous collection of the Crown Jewels which contain 23,578 gemstones and 140 ceremonial objects that are still used in royal ceremonies today. The collection is perhaps the most powerful symbol of the British monarchy and counts among its extravagant collection the ‘Great Star of Africa’; the largest clear cut diamond in the world set in the Sovereign’s Sceptre with Cross.
The Bloody Tower & The White Tower
In the Bloody Tower, you’ll explore the most infamous prison at the Tower of London and learn about the story of the ‘Princes in the Tower’ and see where bones thought to belong to the princes were discovered in 1674 when a staircase leading to the White Tower was demolished.
The White Tower, which gives the entire grounds of the castle its name, was originally built by William the Conqueror almost 1,000 years ago and is the oldest medieval building at the Tower of London. Inside, you’ll see the world-class Royal Armouries collections, including the ‘Line of Kings’; an exhibition of the royal armours of Henry VIII, Charles I and James II. Discover the armour of the ‘Giant’ and marvel at the spectacular gilded armour and weapons on display.
Meet the Yeoman Warders
Yeoman Warders, also known as ‘Beefeaters’, will share key stories from 1,000 years of history. Be entertained by tales of intrigue, imprisonment, execution, torture and much more… Learn about the Tower's iconic history as a fortress, palace and prison. Yeoman Warders will share details of the famous prisoners executed on Tower Green. Many are now buried nearby in the 16th-century Chapel Royal of St. Peter ad Vincula.
Explore the tales of the many exotic animals kept at the Tower, from lions, tigers, monkeys and elephants, to zebras, alligators, bears and kangaroos, in the Royal Beasts exhibition at the Tower of London. Learn about the polar bear who fished in the Thames for his lunch, the ostrich who ate nails and many other surprising stories. Experience the sights, sounds, and even smells of the animals through interactive displays and find out what happened when the royal beasts escaped...
It is said of the ravens in the Tower of London that if they ever leave, the Kingdom of Britain will fall. Meet the famous ravens and learn more about why they are known as the guardians of the Tower, at their lodgings on the South Lawn.