The Tower of London is a historic venue and prominent landmark in London, also known as Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress. It is an old castle located in the centre of the city, on the banks of the River Thames. Its history dates as far back as 1078 and it played an important role during the 16th and 17th centuries when it was used as a prison. At present, the Tower of London is an extremely popular tourist attraction in the country and is visited by millions of people around the year. One of the main sights include the Crown Jewels which have been on display to the public since 1669. It has also been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is a must-visit attraction for travellers sight-seeing in London.
Entrance tickets cost around £20 for adults
Open from 09:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Opens at 10:00 a.m. on Sundays and Mondays.
Around 1 – 2 hours
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Senior Guests, Children
The crown jewels
For Muslim travellers who require prayer facilities at Tower of London, plenty of private space is available in the vicinity of the castle and can be made use of during prayer times. It is also possible to visit some of the mosques near Tower of London such as the London Mosque, London Muslim Centre, London Central Mosque and Brick Lane Jamme Masjid, which are some of the main mosques in London.
For Halal food at Tower of London, a few restaurants within the site itself serve a few Halal options but it is recommended to enquire with restaurant owners about how food is prepared. Muslim travellers could also visit some of the Halal restaurants near Tower of London such as the Chor Bizarre, Minqala, Chutney Mary, Maroush and Cafe Naz, which are all popular spots in the city.