Tower of London

The White Tower at the Tower of London

One of London’s foremost visitor attractions, the Tower of London is a near-1000 year-old fortress on the North bank of the Thames in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It is a substantial site with the area enclosed by the castle outer walls totalling nearly twelve acres. A map of the site can be found here. Please note that there is limited wheelchair access to certain parts of the Tower complex due to the age and nature of the buildings, and there are quite a lot of steps and cobble-stone paths and surfaces.

The closest London Underground tube station is Tower Hill which is just a couple of minutes’ walk from the Tower entrance. Nearby attractions include Tower Bridge, the Monument and Borough Market.

It is usually possible to buy admission tickets on the day, but this may entail queueing. Advance tickets are available. Tickets are for a specific entry time, but once inside, visitors can stay as long as they like up until closing time. The admission fee includes most of the attractions within the Tower complex including seeing the Crown Jewels.

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