Historic Royal Palaces - Explore one of the best preserved fortified buildings in the world, home of the priceless Crown Jewels.
The Tower spans over 900 years of British history. One of the best preserved fortified buildings in the world. It houses the priceless Crown Jewels, Royal Armouries, Yeoman Wardens and the ravens.
Founded by William the Conqueror in 1066 and enlarged and modified by successive sovereigns, today the Tower of London is one of the world's most famous and spectacular fortresses. Discover its 900-year history as a royal palace and fortress, prison and place of execution, mint, arsenal, menagerie and jewel house.
For over 600 years kings and queens of England have stored crowns, robes and other valuable items of ceremonial regalia at the Tower of London. Since the 17th century, at least, this collection has been known as the 'Crown Jewels' and has been shown to visitors to the Tower.
Among the objects on display in the Jewel House are the magnificent solid gold St Edward's Crown (1661) made for the coronation of Charles II and used to crown Queen Elizabeth II in 1953; the Imperial State Crown (1937), worn by the sovereign on great state occasions; and the Sovereign's Sceptre with Cross and the Sovereign's Orb, used at the coronation of every monarch for 350 years. Some of the world's most exceptional and historic precious stones are to be found adorning objects in the collection. Among them Cullinan I and Cullinan II, the two largest top-quality cut diamonds in the world and the extraordinary and ancient Koh-i-Noor diamond. Other famous stones include the Stuart Sapphire, the Black Prince's Ruby, and St Edward's Sapphire all set in the Imperial State Crown.
Tower of London Food Festival
07 September to 09 September 2018
What better way to end the summer season than with a visit to the nation’s most formidable fortress to celebrate all things food and drink? Visitors to the Tower’s Food Festival can also watch the live cooking demonstrations or get involved in the many family activities on offer.
Why not take a tour?
All internal buildings close 30 minutes after the last admission.
The last Yeoman Warder tour starts at 14.30 (winter), 15.30 (summer).
Family Ticket: 2 adults and 3 children or 1 adult and up to 4 children.
Please note, you will require a printed copy of your ticket.
Upon arrival at the Tower of London please proceed to the Group Ticket Window to exchange your ticket
Evan Evans E-tickets are valid on your nominated date, or on any other date during normal opening hours, for up to 30 days afterward. All dates are subject to availability and the supplier reserves the right to alter its opening times/service at short notice. Tickets can only be used for one visit and will be taken in by the supplier upon exchange.