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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

11.18pm 3 September 2022
12.17am 16 June 2022
11.03pm 15 June 2022
11.03pm 15 June 2022
10.08pm 15 June 2022
10.08pm 15 June 2022
10.44pm 14 June 2022
2.15am 14 June 2022
12.42am 14 June 2022
10.13pm 13 June 2022
10.13pm 13 June 2022
9.42pm 13 June 2022
5.27pm 5 March 2022
5.19pm 5 March 2022
5.18pm 5 March 2022
11.46am 5 March 2022
11.46am 5 March 2022
11.39am 4 February 2022
5.24pm 3 February 2022
4.08pm 3 February 2022

Today's weather

10°C Cloudy
Min: 2°C Max: 10°C
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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

Station phone number

0207 240 3978

Station contact email: 

[email protected]


There is no parking at the station.

Visiting times

Visits are subject to volunteer availability and may be arranged by appointment. Please email [email protected] or give us a call on 07516 000249.

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News and media from Tower Lifeboat Station

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