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

12.32am 11 January 2021
11.02pm 7 January 2021
5.59pm 7 January 2021
5.39pm 3 January 2021
11.07pm 2 January 2021
7.14pm 1 January 2021
11.42pm 31 December 2020
11.10pm 29 December 2020
6.03pm 29 December 2020
9.24am 25 December 2020
1.44pm 22 December 2020
5.25pm 20 December 2020
3.09pm 6 December 2020
2.32pm 5 December 2020
5.27pm 29 November 2020
4.16pm 29 November 2020
4.04pm 29 November 2020
6.00pm 21 November 2020
3.18pm 21 November 2020
3.01am 21 November 2020

Today's weather

7°C Cloudy
Min: 4°C Max: 7°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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