The Moat In Bloom at the Tower of London

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On the hunt for the perfect summer activity? Full of flourishing flora and blooming botanicals? Let me introduce you to The Moat In Bloom at the Tower of London!

Wander through an ethereal paradise and a biodiverse landscape and catch the buzzing bees and insects whizz and flutter around you.

About The Moat In Bloom at The Tower of London

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Do you know the origins of the Moat In Bloom?

Well, to mark the occasion of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, the moat around the Tower of London was set to be completely transformed into a botanical paradise! Did you know over 20 million seeds were planted?

The moat was once barren and now it’s a naturalistic environment, that has been flourishing since 2022.

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Where Is The Moat In Bloom?

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You’ll find the beautiful paradise at The Tower of London!
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Tower Hill
Greater London

Opening Times

23rd May to 9th September 2024


Included in your entry tickets:

Adult £34.80
Child (5-15) £17.40
Child (0-4) free

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The Moat In Bloom at the Tower of London

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Stepping into history can be an exciting adventure, especially when it’s a visit to the Tower of London. This iconic fortress, with its rich history of kings, queens, and medieval heritage, has always been a favourite destination for families.

But now there’s another reason for you to visit! This annual event transforms the Tower’s historic moat into a vibrant sea of flowers, making it a perfect outing for families seeking both fun and a touch of history. Picture thousands of flowers in full bloom, creating a breathtaking tapestry of colours and scents. This transformation is more than just a picture-perfect treat; it’s an immersive day out that will only leave you feeling refreshed, reinvigorated and relaxed!

The Moat In Bloom is now a permanent biodiverse habitat for all sorts of species that will always bring a rainbow of colours to the bustling city. You’ll find the following flowers blossoming:

  • oxeye daisy
  • garden tickseed
  • meadow-foam
  • garden orache
  • crimson flax
  • cosmos
  • Californian poppies
  • red, pink and orange poppies
  • blue cornflowers

From blues and purples to sunset oranges, mellow yellows and blushing pinks. You’ll find every colour of the rainbow surrounding you.

PLUS to make things a little more fun, there’s a circular walk that you embark on. Why not make it a game and see who can spot the most bugs? You’ll find honey bees, buff-tailed bees marmalade hoverflies, butterflies, ladybugs and so many more!

Tips and Tricks: Making the Most of Your Visit

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Visiting the The Moat in Bloom is a breeze when you’re well-prepared. Here are some tips to ensure your family has the best experience:

  • Dress Comfortably: With so much to see and do, comfortable footwear and weather-appropriate clothing are essential. Don’t forget hats and sunscreen on sunny days!
  • Engage with Guides: The staff and volunteers at the Tower are incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. Encourage your kids to ask questions and interact with the guides, who can provide fascinating insights and enhance your experience.
  • Capture the Moments: The Moat in Bloom offers countless photo opportunities. Bring a camera or smartphone to capture the vibrant displays and your family’s adventures. These photos will be cherished memories of your special day.
  • Explore the Tower: While the moat is the star attraction, don’t miss out on exploring the rest of the Tower of London. The Crown Jewels, the medieval palace, and the iconic White Tower are must-sees that will add to the day’s excitement and adventure.

A visit to the Moat in Bloom at the Tower of London is more than just a colourful day out in London, but also a fun learning experience about the biodiversity and importance of wildlife. The sight of kids running through flower-lined paths, their imaginations ignited by stories of knights and queens, is a testament to the magic of this event.

So, gather your family and embark on this blooming adventure. The Tower of London awaits, ready to enchant and educate, turning a historic landmark into a garden wonderland that will leave both young and old with memories to treasure for years to come.

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