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Getting To The Tower of London - Maps & Directions

Where is Tower of London located?

  • Address: Tower Hill, London EC3N 4AB, United Kingdom
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  • The Tower of London is located on the north bank of the River Thames, in the heart of the City of London, England. It is a short walk from Tower Hill Underground station, and is also close to other famous landmarks such as the Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast, and the Shard. The Tower is situated on a bend in the river, overlooking the Thames and the surrounding area.
  • Closest landmark: Tower Bridge, 300 m away

Map of Tower of London

Check out the map to get a sense of how and where to navigate to make the best out of your visit to the Tower of London

Getting to Tower of London by public transport

By Bus
By Tube
By Riverboat
By Train

Best for: Budget travel, Sightseeing
Travel time: From the city centre (Trafalgar Square), the journey takes approximately 20 minutes by bus.
Closest stop: Tower Hill
Timings: Buses run every few minutes during the day and every 15-30 minutes at night.

  • Buses (15, 42, 78, 100, 343, RV1) stop outside Tower of London.
  • Catch them from Trafalgar Square, King's Cross, and Paddington.
  • Trafalgar Square to Tower: Take 15.
  • King's Cross to Tower: Use 78 or 100.
  • Paddington to Tower: Take 15 or 78.

Best for: Saving time
Travel time: From the city center (Trafalgar Square), the journey takes approximately 5 minutes by Tube.
Closest station: Tower Hill
Timings: Trains run every few minutes during the day and every 15-30 minutes at night.

  • District and Circle lines stop at Tower Hill.
  • Trafalgar Square to Tower: Take District line.
  • King's Cross to Tower: Use District/Northern to Bank, then District to Tower Hill.
  • Paddington: Bakerloo to Baker Street, Jubilee at Green Park, then District to Tower Hill at Green Park.

Best for: Sightseeing
Travel time: From Westminster Pier, the journey takes approximately 20 minutes by riverboat.
Closest stop: Tower Pier
Timings: Riverboats run every 30-60 minutes during the day.
There are a number of different riverboat companies that operate services to Tower Pier. You can catch a riverboat from a number of different piers in central London, including:

  • Westminster Pier
  • Embankment Pier
  • London Bridge Pier

Best for: Visitors arriving from outside of London
Travel time: From London Bridge station: 5 minutes; From Waterloo station: 10 minutes; From Victoria station: 15 minutes
Closest stop: Tower Gateway DLR station
Timings: Trains run from early morning to late night, 7 days a week.

  • DLR to Tower Gateway from London Bridge.
  • Same route from Waterloo.
  • Victoria: District to Westminster, Jubilee at Green Park, then DLR to Tower Gateway at Green Park.

Getting to Tower of London by car

Driving Route
Parking facilities

Best for: Convenience, Flexibility
Travel time: 15 minutes from Charing Cross
Distance: 2.4 miles
Route:
Head southwest toward Strand/A4 > Turn left onto Strand/A4 > At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Northumberland Ave > Turn left onto Victoria Embankment/A3211 > Turn left onto Puddle Dock > Turn right onto Queen Victoria St > Turn right onto Cannon St > Slight right onto Eastcheap > Continue onto Great Tower St > Turn left onto Byward St/A100

There is no parking available at the Tower of London itself, but there are a number of pay-and-display car parks nearby

  • Minories Car Park: Affordable parking with easy access to the Tower of London, located at 1 Shorter St, London E1 8LP, UK.
  • Tower Hill Car and Coach Park: Secure parking with 24/7 access, located at 50 Lower Thames St, London EC3R 6DT, UK.
  • Q-Park Tower Bridge: Convenient parking with pre-booking discounts, located at 46-50 Gainsford St, London SE1 2NE, UK.
  • Tower Bridge Parking: Secure parking with disabled access, located at The Circle, Queen Elizabeth St, London SE1 2JE, UK.

Walking to the Tower of London

Best for: Fitness, Sightseeing, Saving money
Travel time: 49 minutes from Charing Cross
Distance: 2.2 miles

  • Walking to the Tower of London is a great way to see some of the most iconic landmarks in London. The walk takes you along the River Thames, past the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, and the Shard.
  • To start the walk, head east from Charing Cross along the Strand. Turn left onto Victoria Embankment and follow the river path. You will pass a number of interesting landmarks along the way, including the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, and the Shard.
  • At Tower Bridge, cross the river and turn right onto Tower Hill. The Tower of London will be on your right.

London Bridge station

Travel time: 15 minutes
Take the Jubilee line from London Bridge to Tower Hill. The journey takes approximately 15 minutes. Tower Hill Underground Station is located just a short walk from the Tower of London.

King's Cross St. Pancras station

Travel time: 23 minutes
Take the Northern line from King's Cross St. Pancras to Bank. Change for the District or Circle line to Tower Hill. The journey takes approximately 23 minutes. Tower Hill Underground Station is located just a short walk from the Tower of London.

Waterloo station

Travel time: 19 minutes
Take the Northern line from Waterloo to Embankment. Change for the Jubilee line to Tower Hill. The journey takes approximately 19 minutes. Tower Hill Underground Station is located just a short walk from the Tower of London.

Victoria station

Travel time: 23 minutes
Take the Circle line from Victoria to Tower Hill. The journey takes approximately 23 minutes. Tower Hill Underground Station is located just a short walk from the Tower of London.

Trafalgar Square

Travel time: 14 minutes
Take the bus number 15 from Trafalgar Square to Tower Hill. The journey takes approximately 14 minutes. Tower Hill bus stop is located just a short walk from the Tower of London.

Piccadilly Circus

Travel time: 17 minutes
Take the bus number 15 from Piccadilly Circus to Tower Hill. The journey takes approximately 17 minutes. Tower Hill bus stop is located just a short walk from the Tower of London.

Oxford Circus

Travel time: 18 minutes
Take the bus number 15 from Oxford Circus to Tower Hill. The journey takes approximately 18 minutes. Tower Hill bus stop is located just a short walk from the Tower of London.

Tower Bridge

Travel time: 7 minutes
Take the bus number 42 from Tower Bridge to Tower Hill. The journey takes approximately 7 minutes. Tower Hill bus stop is located just a short walk from the Tower of London.




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Frequently asked questions about getting to Tower of London

Where is Tower of London located?

The Tower of London is located on the north bank of the River Thames, in the heart of the City of London, England.

Which city is Tower of London in?

The Tower of London is in London, England.

How do I get to Tower of London?

You can get to the Tower of London by metro, taxi, bus, or boat.

Which is the best way to get to Tower of London?

The best way to get to the Tower of London depends on your budget and preferences. If you are on a tight budget, taking the bus is the cheapest option. If you are in a hurry, taking a taxi is the fastest option. If you want to enjoy the scenery, taking a boat is a great option.

Which is the fastest way to get to Tower of London?

Taking a taxi is the fastest way to get to the Tower of London. However, taxis can be expensive, especially during peak hours.

Which is the cheapest way to get to Tower of London?

Taking the bus is the cheapest way to get to the Tower of London. There are a number of bus routes that stop near the Tower of London, and a single ticket costs just a few pounds.

Which is the closest bus stop to Tower of London?

The closest bus stop to the Tower of London is Tower Hill bus stop. This bus stop is served by a number of bus routes, including the 15, 42, 78, and 100.

Which is the closest train station to Tower of London?

The closest train station to the Tower of London is Tower Hill station. This station is served by the Jubilee line on the London Underground.

Which is the closest subway station to Tower of London?

The closest subway station to the Tower of London is Tower Hill station. This station is served by the Jubilee line on the London Underground.

Can I park at Tower of London?

There is no parking available at the Tower of London itself, but there are a number of pay-and-display car parks nearby. The nearest car park is the Tower Hill car park, which is located just a short walk from the Tower of London.

Is there parking for disabled persons at Tower of London?

There are a number of disabled parking spaces available in the Tower Hill car park. These spaces are located on the lower ground floor of the car park.