During your trip to London there's a high chance that you're going to want to visit the Tower of London. Getting tickets for the Tower is relatively easy, and there are a variety of ways in which you can do this This page will provide you with a guide to buying tickets for your trip to the Tower of London: different ways in which you can buy tickets, ticket prices, options for discount on the tickets and contact details for ticket sales.
If you would like to gain a more general overview of what to expect on a trip to the Tower of London (location, contact details, photos, the history of the placer and the activities that are on offer), you can check our General Guide to the Tower of London page.
There are a variety of choices of ways in which you can get tickets to the Tower of London.
Online: Booking online is the cheapest way to book tickets for the Tower (for more information see below in prices and discounts). You can head to the Official Tower of London Website and click on 'Buy Tickets Online'. You can only buy up to 14 tickets online (if you need to book for more people see below for group bookings).
If you book online you do not have to book for a specific date. However, it is important to remember that your ticket will be valid for seven days from the day that you make the booking. Therefore there is no point in booking months in advance (tickets don't sell out so there's no need to worry about not getting in). For example, if you want to visit on a Saturday do not book any earlier than the Saturday before the date you wish to visit.
At the venue: It is possible to buy tickets on the day that you visit the Tower. However, these tickets are more expensive than if you buy online. Also, the Tower of London is a popular attraction and (particularly on bank holidays and weekends) there can be reasonably long queues for the ticket booths.
The ticket booths sit directly in front of the Tower of London and you will see them as you are heading towards the attraction.
Telephone: If you book your tickets over the telephone there is a booking charge (on top of the standard Individual Rate charges - see below).
Telephone booking charge: £2.00
Telephone booking lines Opening times:
Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday: 09:00 - 14:00
Booking line if you are calling from the UK
Tel: +44 (0) 84 4482 7770
Booking line if you are calling from outside the UK
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3166 6000
Tickets for the Tower of London are cheapest if you buy them online. The prices are listed below in the table.
Remember that your ticket price includes a free guided tour carried out by one of the Tower's Yeoman Warders (for details of the tour, see our page on Tours at the Tower of London). It also includes entrance to the White Tower, children's activity trails and entrance to any temporary exhibitions that are taking place at the time of your visit.
|Ticket Type||Individual rate||Individual online rate||Group rate (minimum 15 visitors)|
|Children - under 16 (under 5s are free)||£14.50||£12.90||£12.00|
|Concessions (full time student, over 60 with ID)||£23.70||£21.30||£19.80|
|Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children)||£76.90||£69.20||N/A|
The prices quoted here, in relation to tickets bought on the day, include what the Tower describe as a 'Voluntary Donation'. It is your decision as to whether you pay this or not and you are not obliged to include the price on your ticket. Without the donation, the on the day prices are:
If you decide to pay the donation, this money will go towards raising money to restore the middle draw bridge at the Tower.
If you are also interested in going to some of the other historic palaces in London (Kensington Palace, Banqueting House, Hampton Court Palace and Kew Palace), it may be worth considering paying for a membership card. With the card you will be able to gain unlimited free access to the venues, plus other benefits, including discount at the venue restaurants, special membership events, and subscription to the members' magazine. For details of the price of membership, what it entitles you to and how to obtain it, see the Official Tower of London Website membership page.
If you book tickets online for the Tower of London you can get a discount. This is the obvious way in which you can gain discount to the Tower.
It is also possible to get discount on the Tower of London and surrounding attractions if you have the membership card - see above for more details.
If you are coming to the Tower of London in a group of fifteen or more people you will also be entitled to certain discounts - see above for more details.
For contact options for the Tower of London, see our General Guide to the Tower of London. For telephone numbers to book tickets, see the contacts provided above.
The Tower of London gets busy, particularly at weekends and during the summer. To make life easier for yourself (and to save money) it is worth buying your tickets in advance online. Once you have your tickets a trip to the Tower should run smoothly and you'll be pleased by the amount of extras (including the fantastic free Beefeater tour - see above for more details) that are included in the ticket price.