The Tower of London is a huge part of historical London in the city that people come from around the world to see. And as it’s so central, with Avanti West Coast, you’ll have no problem getting there from anywhere in mainland Britain.
How to get to the Tower of London by train
Don’t worry about ways of getting to the Tower of London. There are lots of different ways to get there quickly and affordably. But for speed, comfort and convenience, you can’t beat going by train.
The Tower of London is conveniently located only minutes from several train stations. Take your local station to Tower Hill Underground Station, Monument Underground Station, London Bridge Station, Liverpool Street Station, or London Charing Cross Station. Walk five minutes from Tower Hill Underground Station to get to the Tower, about 15 minutes from Monument Underground or London Bridge Stations, 20 minutes from Liverpool Street, or about 25 minutes from London Charing Cross.
What to do at the Tower of London
There are plenty of things to do and experience when you visit the Tower of London. Take tours, experience the Ceremony of the Keys, or get a closer look at the Crown Jewels. Visiting the Tower can be an educational and fun experience.
If you choose to visit the Tower during the day, you can see the fortress and learn about the Tower of London’s earlier years as a formidable defence. Learn about how the Tower is still a working fortress today and view life-size metalwork soldiers. You can also meet the famous ravens that stay about the Tower and discover why they are called the Tower’s guardians. At night, you can take a Twilight Tour and experience the building’s history after dark. This tour takes place outdoors and gives you access to Traitor’s Gate, the outside of Bloody Tower, and much more.
The Ceremony of Keys is an ancient tradition that is still relevant to this day. The gates are locked each night to protect the priceless artefacts that are locked away in the Tower. Seeing the traditional process of locking up the Tower is an unforgettable experience and makes you realise you’re a part of this structure’s incredible history.
Speaking of things locked away in the Tower, the Crown Jewels have safely stayed in the Tower for centuries, and you can see them with your admission to the Tower of London. These gems are under guard at the Jewel House in the Tower of London.
About the Tower of London
The Tower of London is a World Heritage Site and part of the history of British royalty. The Tower was built in 1070 by William the Conqueror in the centre of his mighty fortress. The castle is known for its security, and it has been a host of royal jewels, possessions, and even the royal family through some scary times. The Tower is also the home of the Royal Mint, Royal Armouries, and for more than 600 years until the mid-1800s, there was even a zoo on site. Today, the Tower of London brings in over three million visitors annually.
Ways to save on your train ticket to the Tower of London
There are plenty of ways to save on your journey when getting to the Tower of London:
- Save by booking directly with Avanti West Coast in advance, as you’ll avoid booking fees and get immediate savings.
- Advance booking savings can be made when you book in advance. Book as far in advance as you can and you’ll be able to find the cheapest ticket price.
- Advance booking can also help you get your seat of choice in the section you want, including Standard, Standard Premium, or First Class seats.
- You can also save by travelling at off-peak times. Off-peak is when fewer people are likely to take the train, such as midday on a weekend. These tickets are available on the day or in advance, so you can get a ticket at a great price whenever you need it.
- Railcards also help you save by providing a personalised card based on age or student status. With these cards, you can ride off-peak for one or three years and save money on every journey.
Bringing the whole family to the Tower? Save even more on your commute when you purchase family or child tickets. Children under five can ride with a fare-paying adult at no cost, and children between 5 and 15 can use a child ticket priced 50 per cent less than an adult ticket. There are also family cards – with this card, you can save a third of the cost of adult fares and 60 per cent on kids’ fares. These are available for up to four adults and four children.
Get the app
Get your train tickets to the Tower of London on the Avanti West Coast app. Find the cheapest tickets in no time on the app, use contactless pay, and secure your favourite seat. Get your digital ticket straight away with no fees, and even use the app to track your train while on the go. The Avanti West Coast app makes travelling by train affordable, convenient, and fun.