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

9.12am 17 April 2021
4.12pm 16 April 2021
1.52pm 11 April 2021
6.01pm 5 April 2021
7.50am 5 April 2021
7.39pm 4 April 2021
6.19pm 4 April 2021
1.09pm 4 April 2021
7.16am 4 April 2021
7.15am 4 April 2021
5.45pm 3 April 2021
4.39pm 3 April 2021
8.48pm 2 April 2021
3.35pm 1 April 2021
9.28am 28 March 2021
1.35pm 27 March 2021
10.24am 27 March 2021
8.47pm 26 March 2021
8.00pm 26 March 2021
4.45pm 26 March 2021

Today's weather

14°C Cloudy
Min: 5°C Max: 14°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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