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RNLI Tower Lifeboat Station

Tower Lifeboat Station

Operating from Lifeboat Pier on the River Thames in central London, Tower Lifeboat is our busiest lifeboat station. Because of the need for even faster response times, there is a crew on station around the clock.
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Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Tower Lifeboat Station

5.27pm 5 March 2022
5.19pm 5 March 2022
5.18pm 5 March 2022
11.46am 5 March 2022
11.46am 5 March 2022
11.39am 4 February 2022
5.24pm 3 February 2022
4.08pm 3 February 2022
10.15am 2 February 2022
5.42pm 24 January 2022
5.32pm 19 January 2022
5.10pm 19 January 2022
3.27pm 19 January 2022
4.55am 3 January 2022
4.54am 3 January 2022
11.53am 24 December 2021
2.38pm 23 December 2021
7.52pm 24 November 2021
6.32pm 14 November 2021
3.46pm 14 November 2021

Today's weather

20°C Cloudy
Min: 9°C Max: 20°C
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We're building our Tower lifeboat crew a new station that's fit for the future - helping to keep London safe.

Find out more

Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Tower Lifeboat Station
Lifeboat Pier
Victoria Embankment

Station phone number

0207 240 3978

Station contact email: 

[email protected]


There is no parking at the station.

Visiting times

Visits are subject to volunteer availability and may be arranged by appointment. Please email [email protected] or give us a call on 07516 000249.

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News and media from Tower Lifeboat Station

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Article Fundraising
RNLI receives £3.5M donation from the RNVR
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