There are several fares to visit the Tower of London. One tariff on the Internet, if you pay online, and another at the counter, more expensive. It is also possible to be a member of the royal palaces or to pre-pay its entrance through a map allowing the visit of several London monuments.
- Buy your ticket online
- Buy your ticket at the counter
- Becoming a member of the royal palaces
- Use the London Pass
The first two solutions are easy solutions, it's convenient and it's cheaper if you only visit the Tower of London. But as soon as you want to visit other things in London, it is better to use the London Pass. Also if you want to visit other royal palaces or return to the Tower of London several times, privilege the fact of being a member of the royal palaces, it will be much cheaper.
Buying a ticket on the Internet
The ticket price is offered with or without donation. Making a donation costs more, the surplus goes to the maintenance of the monument. You do not have any personal benefits to take "with donation" if not the satisfaction of participating in the safeguarding of the patrimony. Note that these prices date from 2017 and are not authentic. Please refer to the official website: www.hrp.org.uk for any updates.
|Type||Regular rate||Rate with donation|
|Family type 1||£38,30||£43,00|
|Family type 2||£53,20||£59,00|
Child: 5 to 15 years inclusive. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free under 5 years.
Adult: 16 to 60 years old inclusive.
Entitled: Students aged 16 and over, over 60, disabled visitors.
Composition of families of type 1: 1 adult and up to 3 children. Type 2: 2 adults and up to 3 children.
Purchase of a ticket at the ticket office
This is the same principle as on the Internet, with the same conditions, but much more expensive.
|Type||Regular rate||Rate with donation|
|Family type 1||£44,60||£50,00|
|Family type 2||£63,00||£70,00|
Use the London Pass
The London Pass is one of the best ways to visit London at an acceptable rate. It is a card to be picked up in town or sent home (if you do it in advance) that you pay for and which gives access to a visit to 70 attractions in and around London . Some attractions offer privileged access, a guide and special deals negotiated with London merchants.
The website: https://www.londonpass.fr/
Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, Thames Cruise, Shakespeare's Globe, HMS Belfast, a tour bus tour, etc. are among the activities on offer.
The London Pass is available in 1, 2, 3, 6 and 10 days, for adults and children, and with or without a metro transport card. Depending on the combination you want, prices vary but remain attractive compared to buying single entries. It's up to you whether you will amortize it, depending on your interests.
Being a member of royal palaces
For casual visitors, being a member of royal palaces does not seem to be an option, and yet ...
In fact, it is simply a matter of registering and paying the right of access to the various royal palaces. One obtains then the free entry, at will in:
- The tower of London
- Hampton Court Hotel
- Banqueting House
- Kensington Palace
- Kew Palace
- Hillsborough Castle
We also have access to exclusive events, reserved Hampton rooms, news magazines, references to the history of the monarchy, etc. And all that for ... just a little over 2 times the standard price in the Tower of London. So it's not so stupid to become a member. Especially that the membership status lasts one year.
It's up to you to do the math. But for a family of 2 adults and 2 children, membership is 66 pounds, while in internet tickets you get 2 times 21.50 + 2 times 9.70, or 62.40 pounds. Less than 4 pounds of difference, to have free access to the Tower of London during your stay (even a whole year), plus free admission to the other palaces.
Do not forget to check the prices on the official website, as well as the conditions of sale: www.hrp.org.uk.
|Family type 1||£66,00|
|Family type 2||£100,00|
Additional Information :
Adult: 16 years and over.
Composition of families of type 1: 1 adult and up to 6 children. Type 2: 2 adults and up to 6 children.
All cards are nominative.