Hours of Operation: The Tower of London is open Tues – Sat from 09:00 – 17:30, and Sun – Mon from 10:00 – 17:30 between March and October, and from 09:00 – 16:30 Tues – Sat, or 10:00 0 16:30 Sun-Mon in the winter months between November and February.
Admission: Adults £17.00, or £14.50 for students with valid ID.
Get There: Use District or Circle lines to Tower Hill station. Follow directional signage to the Tower. The main entrance is a five minute walk from the station.
Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress, more commonly known as the Tower of London (and historically as The Tower), is a castle and scheduled monument in central London, England, on the north bank of the River Thames. It lies within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and is separated from the eastern edge of the City of London by the open space known as Tower Hill. It is the oldest building used by the British government. The Tower served as a fortress, a royal palace and a prison (particularly for high status and royal prisoners, such as the Princes in the Tower and the future Queen Elizabeth I). It has also served as a place of execution and torture, an armoury, a treasury, a zoo, the Royal Mint, a public records office, an observatory, and since 1303, the home of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom.
The Tower of London website offers advice on planning your visit, and allows you to purchase tickets online before you go – you’ll be able to save a little money by doing this. Note however that advance tickets are valid only for 7 days from the purchase date.