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

6.13pm 15 September 2021
7.38am 17 August 2021
7.38pm 16 August 2021
12.48am 15 August 2021
12.48am 15 August 2021
10.48pm 14 August 2021
9.36pm 14 August 2021
12.24am 8 August 2021
11.40am 27 July 2021
12.31pm 26 July 2021
8.52am 25 July 2021
9.05pm 19 July 2021
1.26am 18 July 2021
7.44pm 13 July 2021
5.24pm 13 July 2021
8.11am 11 July 2021
12.09pm 10 July 2021
9.40am 10 July 2021
8.40am 10 July 2021
5.11pm 9 July 2021

Today's weather

21°C Rain
Min: 15°C Max: 21°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: 



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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