RNLI shops, museums and the College will open as Government guidance allows. Lifeboat stations remain operational but are not open to visitors.

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

5.32pm 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
2.26am 11 November 2021
1.42am 26 October 2021
10.35pm 19 October 2021
10.33pm 19 October 2021
4.10am 19 October 2021
7.40pm 18 October 2021
3.38pm 18 October 2021
7.41am 10 October 2021
2.30pm 9 October 2021
10.40pm 1 October 2021

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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.

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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 visitstowerrnli@outlook.com or give us a call on 07516 000249.

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News and media from Tower Lifeboat Station

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Lewis Hamilton’s jacket could be just the ticket to help Tower Lifeboat Station
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