Tower of London
Last Updated on February 21, 2024 by Suzy
Things to do at the Tower of London review
The Tower of London is one of the most iconic sites in London. It is full of history connected with Monarchs such as Henry VIII and prisoners such as Sir Walter Raleigh. William the Conqueror built the central tower on this site back in the 1070s as a fortress. It has been adapted and added to over time and at one point it was even used as the Royal Mint. It has also been the site of many executions including three former Queens of England.
There is plenty to see and do and there is a lot of walking, especially up and down steps. They often have family-friendly trails including an app called Time Explorers. These are great for kids. There is a medieval palace which was once part of the residence of Henry III and his son Edward I which includes decorated rooms. Look out for the ravens who live at the Tower and the Yeoman Warders who run talks and guided tours. There are lots of exhibitions about the people who were once imprisoned at the tower.
You can walk the battlements and I recommend stopping by the Royal Beasts exhibition. Who knew that animals, such as elephants, polar bears, monkeys and more once lived at the Tower of London!? You can even see the crown jewels. In the White Tower, you will find many more exhibitions, including the 350-year-old Line of Kings exhibition.
FAQ and Further Information Tower of London
Is there food and drink available?
There are plenty of places to eat on-site selling hot and cold food and drinks.
What are the main things to do?
Lots of exhibitions including the history of the Tower from Monarchs to prisoners, wild animals, to the crown jewels. There is plenty to walk around and explore. There are toilets on-site and a choice of places to eat.
What are the ticket prices?
*Expensiveu003cbru003e*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Expensive – You can save money by purchasing your tickets online in advance. Adults are just under £25.00 and children 5-15 just under £12.00. Children under 4 are free, .
Is there parking?
There is parking nearby. charges apply.
When are they open?
The Tower of London is open almost all year round, they are closed on the 24th-26th of December and the 1st of January. For up to date opening times and dates u003ca rel=u0022noreferrer noopeneru0022 href=u0022https://www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london/visit/opening-and-closing-times/#gs.i8w44nu0022 target=u0022_blanku0022u003eplease follow this link.u003c/au003e
Only assistance dogs are permitted.
Are they accessible?
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