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Christmas at Tower of London | Top Attractions, Parties & More

Christmas 2024 at Tower of London

Picture the Tower of London adorned with festive cheer—its ancient stones bathed in the warm glow of Christmas lights. A magical atmosphere envelopes this historic fortress as carolers serenade visitors, and the scent of seasonal treats fills the air. From the iconic White Tower to the historic grounds, the Tower of London transforms into a beautiful yuletide wonder.

Why Visit Tower of London During Christmas?

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  • Experience Tower of London in a festive setting, where a blend of history and Christmas spirit will create a magical atmosphere.
  • Watch the iconic fortress get lit up and bathed in the warm glow of Christmas lights, presenting a sight to remember.
  • Enjoy the holiday season with special events and performances, from carolers spreading cheer to themed activities that will add a joyful twist to your visit.
  • Indulge in the flavors of Christmas as the air is filled with the delightful scent of seasonal treats. From hot beverages to traditional treats, the Tower offers a number of choices.

Top Things to do on Christmas at Tower of London

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Royal Ceremonies

Learn about the Tower's royal coronation customs, showcased with a display that honors the King's coronation year. Take part in a procession, uncover which king received the crown on Christmas Day, and marvel at the magnificent coronation throne.

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Victorian Festivity

Find out what Christmas was like during Victorian times at the Tower of London. Join the Tower postman in his quest to deliver a urgent Christmas parcels, meet characters dressed up around the area as Victorian tourists, soldiers or lively postmen as you walk around. There will also be Christmas carols presented by a talented group of local musicians.

Date: 27 - 31 December 2023

Timings: 10 AM - 4:30 PM

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Seasonal Treats

There are a number of cafes in and around the Tower of London where you can grab a bite to eat during Christmas. Make your holiday outing memorable with a scrumptious mince pie and a comforting cup of hot chocolate from one of the charming cafés in Tower of London.

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Private Parties

You can arrange private events and parties at the Tower of London. There are several venues suitable within the Tower such as the Boutique and the Pavillion. Such a historical backdrop is will certainly be a treat this festive season. With sparkling champagne, entertainment and delicious food it will surely be a night to remember.

Plan Your Christmas at Tower of London

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Tower of London Christmas
  • Tube: London Underground has 11 lines that operates from 5 AM until midnight.
  • Bus: There are plenty of London's iconic double-decker buses that will take you around the city.
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  • Côte St Katharine Docks: Côte St. Katharine Docks offers contemporary French cuisine, with regional dishes and timeless classics.
  • Byward Kitchen and Bar: Byward Kitchen and Bar is a hidden gem nestled beside a charming church in a garden square, offering a delightful British menu.
  • Bodean's Tower Hill: Bodean's Tower Hill is a split-level diner that invites you to savor mouthwatering burgers, BBQ ribs, and wings.
  • Zizzi - St Katharine's Docks: Zizzi at St. Katharine's Docks is an Italian eatery renowned for its delectable pizzas, pastas and calzones presented on rustic wooden boards.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Christmas at Tower of London

How is Christmas at Tower of London?

Christmas at the Tower of London is an enchanting experience, with the historic fortress adorned in festive lights. The atmosphere will be magical, featuring carolers, seasonal treats, and a special festive ambiance that will be a sight to remember.

Is Tower of London open in December?

Yes, Tower of London is open during December, except for 24, 25 and 26 December.

What are Tower of London timings during Christmas?

During Christmas, Tower of London is closed. However, it is open till 23 December and reopens on 27 December. Timings are 9 AM-4:30 PM usually but on Mondays and Sundays until 23 December, it will open at 10 AM.

What can I see in Tower of London during Christmas?

During Christmas, you can experience the Tower of London bathed in festive lights, explore historical buildings, and enjoy seasonal treats. From the iconic architecture to the Crown Jewels exhibit, there are many must-see attractions.

Is it worth visiting Tower of London during Christmas?

Absolutely! Visiting the Tower of London during Christmas adds a unique festive ambience to the experience. The special events and the opportunity to explore historical sights in a holiday setting will make it a memorable and worthwhile visit.

What events take place at Tower of London during Christmas?

Christmas events at the Tower of London include caroling sessions, themed activities, and special christmas treats.