Donate now
If you see an emergency on the Thames dial 999 and ask for Coastguards
An exterior shot of Tower Lifeboat Station on the River Thames in London

Tower Lifeboat Station

Tower RNLI, based in the heart of London, is our busiest lifeboat station. Because the crew aim to launch within 90 seconds of an emergency call being received, there’s a crew on the station 24/7, 365 days a year.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Tower Lifeboat Station

11.49am 24 July 2023
11.18pm 3 September 2022
12.17am 16 June 2022
11.03pm 15 June 2022
11.03pm 15 June 2022
10.08pm 15 June 2022
10.08pm 15 June 2022
10.44pm 14 June 2022
2.15am 14 June 2022
12.42am 14 June 2022
10.13pm 13 June 2022
10.13pm 13 June 2022
9.42pm 13 June 2022
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

Today's weather

13°C Rain
Min: 5°C Max: 13°C
Get a 5-day forecast

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

We will be open for public visits again soon. If you’re interested in visiting our new station and want to be added to a waiting list, please email [email protected].

Connect with us



Navigation warnings from the Port Of London Authority

News and media from Tower Lifeboat Station

Male choir members of varying ages stand singing in a church nave wearing red blazer uniforms
Article Fundraising
London Welsh Male Voice Choir President's Concert planned for RNLI bicentenary
Read more
Mark Hudson, grandson of Audrey Lawson Johnston the youngest survivor of the Lusitania disaster, shares his family’s remarkable story that ignited a life-long passion and commitment to helping save lives at sea.
Article Fundraising
Saved at sea at 3 months old sparking a family’s lifesaving legacy
Read more
Tower and Gravesend's orange lifeboats afloat
Article Corporate Partners
RNLI to lead BSAC 70th Anniversary Thames Boat Run
Read more
Article Rescue
Cyclists to commemorate Lusitania sinking’s youngest survivor with bike ride
Read more

Find a volunteer role

Check out our volunteering vacancies