Sunday service at the Tower of London

Tower of London, Tower Hill, London 51.508599 -0.076331
Dates & Time:
Every Sunday (except during August)
Usually 11 AM to 12 noon
Tickets & Cost:
It's free to attend the service only, but you will need to buy an entry ticket if you intend to see the rest of the Tower
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The Chapel Royal of St. Peter ad Vincula is located behind Tower Green, where Henry VIII's traitors were put to death. The bodies of Anne Boleyn, Lade Jane Grey and the Earl of Essex are buried in unmarked graves by the altar.

The church is quite simple-looking inside (when compared to the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court, for example), but it's the bodies buried within and the history of its location which makes it one of the most important churches in England.

The congregation is chiefly made up by people who live inside the Tower precincts, but the public are welcome to attend the Sunday Matin at 11 AM. This is one of the few ways in which the public can see inside the chapel, as it is usually only accessible through a Yeoman Warder tour.

Craig has attended this service himself, and thinks that is worth doing simply to see inside the Chapel. Have a read of the review on his blog, so you can see what it is like. You might like to read his review of the Tower of London as well. And if you enjoy attending church services like this, then check out our page of other religious events in London.

Important note: Whilst it is free to attend a service in the Chapel Royal, you will need to buy an entry ticket if you intend to see the rest of the Tower. Free entry into the Chapel is through the main gate. Simply tell the Beefeater that you are there to attend the church service, and you will be let through. It is important that you arrive shortly before the service is due to start (they will not let you in for free if the church service is still hours away!).

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