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

1.54pm 19 September 2017
9.06pm 18 September 2017
11.24pm 16 September 2017
11.20pm 16 September 2017
7.19am 16 September 2017
10.15pm 12 September 2017
3.49pm 11 September 2017
5.13pm 10 September 2017
3.37pm 9 September 2017
3.37pm 9 September 2017
3.37pm 9 September 2017
3.37pm 9 September 2017
9.13am 9 September 2017
7.47am 9 September 2017
2.37am 9 September 2017
6.47pm 3 September 2017
11.27am 1 September 2017
3.57am 1 September 2017
1.45am 1 September 2017
1.45am 31 August 2017

Today's weather

19°C Cloudy
Min: 14°C
Max: 19°C
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Next tide

Wed 20 Sep
Low: 7:49pm 0.5m
High: 1:52am 6.0m
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Tower Lifeboat Station
Lifeboat Pier
Victoria Embankment
Westminster
London
WC2R 2PP

Station phone number

0207 240 3978

Station contact email: 

tower@rnli.org.uk

Accessibility

There is no parking at the station.

Visiting times

Visits are subject to volunteer availability and may be arranged by appointment. Please email visits@towerrnli.org.uk or give us a call on 07516 000249.

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News and media from Tower Lifeboat Station

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