Tower of London prices

Would you like to visit the Tower of London? Find out how much tickets cost and get ready to see some amazing things.

Ana Caballero

Ana Caballero

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Tower of London prices

View of the Tower of London from the River Thames. | ©Joseph Gilbey

The Tower of London is one of the most important tourist attractions in the British capital. Throughout history it has served as a fortress, royal residence and prison, and its walls are home to a host of spooky stories and treasures.

To explore inside you'll need to buy tickets to the Tower of London, but to budget for the activity you'll need to know how much they cost, if you can visit with a tourist card or if there's a way to save on tickets. You've come to the right place! In this post I'll tell you that and much more.

How much budget do I need to see the Tower of London?

Inside the Tower of London| ©Doug Kerr
Inside the Tower of London| ©Doug Kerr

There are many types of tickets to see the Tower of London, each of which includes different activities in addition to the visit to the Tower of London. Here are some of the most popular possibilities:

Tower of London Single Ticket

If you are only interested in seeing the castle and nothing else, I recommend buying Tower of London tickets only. You will be able to see the white tower, the royal armoury, the guards and the collection of armour inside. The price starts at €39.

Entrance to the Tower of London + City Tour

From €144 you can, in addition to all that the previous option offers, see London's most iconic s ights with a professional local guide. This tour of London with entry to the Tower takes a total of 5 hours and is ideal if it's your first time in the city.

Tower entrance with Beefeater guard tour

The special thing about the Tower with Beefeater guard tour is that during your visit you will be accompanied by a Beefeater Royal Guard, a ceremonial guard of the Tower of London, who will tell you the stories that happened in the castle from €42.

Tower entrance with Changing of the Guard and Cruise

This Tower of London entrance with changing of the guard and cruise is definitely the most comprehensive option. For €137 you can enter the Tower of London, St Paul's Cathedral, attend the Changing of the Guard ceremony and enjoy a cruise on the Thames. And all accompanied by an expert guide so you can learn all about the history of the place.

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Comparison of the different tickets to the Tower of London

  • London Tower Tickets
  • From £35
  • At your own pace
  • General Admission to the Tower of London
  • Access to the Crown Jewels
  • No guide
  • Book now
  • London Top Sights Tour Including Tower of London Tickets
  • From £101
  • 5 hours
  • Tower of London General Admission
  • City Tour
  • With guide
  • Book now
  • Tower of London Tickets Including Crown Jewels and Beefeater Tour
  • From £39
  • At your own pace
  • General Admission to the Tower of London
  • Access to the various buildings
  • With guide
  • Book now
  • Offer: Tower of London, Changing of the Guard and River Thames Cruise
  • From £120
  • 10 hours
  • Entrance to the Tower of London
  • Luxury coach transfers and cruise
  • With guide
  • Book now

Can I visit the Tower of London with a Tourist Card and how much do they cost?

From afar, the Tower of London| ©Federico Lo Forte
From afar, the Tower of London| ©Federico Lo Forte

Yes, you can! You can use the London Tourist Travelcards to visit the Tower of London (among other tourist attractions in the capital) by purchasing them at Hellotickets. It's a great way to save money and time.

The main difference between the two sightseeing passes (apart from the price) is how they work.

  • TheLondon Explorer Pass only pays for the number of attractions you want to see and is priced from €58 upwards.
  • London Pass gives access to over 80 attractions and you pay per day. You can get it from €97.

More information about the London Pass

If you want to know all the advantages of having these tourist passes, I recommend you to have a look at the post The best London Tourist Card, I'm sure it will help you decide when buying tickets to see the Tower of London!

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Can I buy tickets to the Tower of London at the ticket office and how much do they cost?

Touring the Tower of London| ©Doug Kerr
Touring the Tower of London| ©Doug Kerr

You can indeed buy Tower Hill tickets in person at the Tower of London ticket office, but this is not the option I recommend, as there are long queues of visitors trying to get tickets for the same day.

For that reason, you run the risk of being sold out and that there won't be availability when it's your turn because it's one of the most popular tourist attractions.

To avoid all these inconveniences, my advice is to buy your Tower of London tickets online and in advance of your travel date. It's the best way to secure your place on the day and time of your choice.

Ticket prices at the ticket office

  • Adult (18-64 years): from £29.90.
  • Child (5-15 years): from £14.90.
  • Concession (over 65s, 16 and 17 year olds, students and disabled: from £24.
  • Children under 5 years: Free

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How can I save on my visit to the Tower of London and are there any concessions?

Inside the Tower of London| ©Doug Kerr
Inside the Tower of London| ©Doug Kerr

London is an expensive city, so anything that can help you save money is welcome. Reduced admission rates to the Tower of London for certain age groups, groups or large families are as follows:

  • Reduced rate for adults over 65: from £24.
  • Reduced rate for children aged 5 to 15: from £14.90.
  • Reduced fare for students: from £24.
  • Disabled Discounted Fare: from £24.
  • Reduced rate for families (two adults and up to three children aged 5-15): from £82.10.

How much does it cost to eat near the Tower of London?

Enjoying Bodean's Fine Dining near the Tower of London| ©Jamie Nichols
Enjoying Bodean's Fine Dining near the Tower of London| ©Jamie Nichols

The visit to the Tower of London is a long one, between 1 and 3 hours or so, so you're likely to work up an appetite during or after the tour.

The monument is located in the Tower Hamlets area and in the surrounding area you can find different restaurants and shops with a wide range of good food options from €8.

I recommend you take a look at the post Where to eat near the Tower of London where you can get some ideas.

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How much does it cost to get to the Tower of London?

Waiting for the Underground| ©Ingela Persson-Rue
Waiting for the Underground| ©Ingela Persson-Rue

By tube

A single Underground ticket should costaround £6 to get you to Tower Hill, the nearest station, which is only a 5 minute walk away.

However, in the post Practical Guide to the London Underground you will find extensive information on various issues related to this transport that will surely help you when using it.

During your stay you will use it a lot, as the city is quite big, so if you want to save a little on your trips I advise you to get an Oyster Card or a Travelcard, which will help you in this purpose.

On foot for a stroll

And if you are one of those travellers who love to walk and explore the city on foot, you won't really need to spend anything because a stroll through the city centre from Westminster, Covent Garden or the City will get you there for free and you'll see lots of spectacular sites along the way.

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