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

1.04pm 9 June 2021
5.07pm 5 June 2021
5.35pm 4 June 2021
4.15pm 1 June 2021
8.18am 1 June 2021
7.02am 31 May 2021
2.21pm 28 May 2021
12.24pm 24 May 2021
9.03am 24 May 2021
6.02pm 22 May 2021
8.47am 22 May 2021
8.54am 21 May 2021
7.17am 21 May 2021
4.18pm 8 May 2021
1.25pm 8 May 2021
6.34am 6 May 2021
10.12pm 5 May 2021
5.45pm 4 May 2021
9.16pm 3 May 2021
12.02am 3 May 2021

Today's weather

24°C Cloudy
Min: 16°C Max: 24°C
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While our lifeboat stations remain operational and are continuing to launch to those at peril at sea, they are not currently open to visitors. 

Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Tower Lifeboat Station
Lifeboat Pier
Victoria Embankment

Station phone number

0207 240 3978

Station contact email: 



There is no parking at the station.

Visiting times

Visits are subject to volunteer availability and may be arranged by appointment. Please email visitstowerrnli@outlook.com or give us a call on 07516 000249.

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Will you answer our Mayday call?

RNLI lifesavers are used to answering emergency calls, but today they’re putting out a call of their own. Your kind donation could help them carry on saving lives during their busiest time. Will you answer that call?