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

11.18am 18 November 2018
3.05am 17 November 2018
7.48am 16 November 2018
10.58pm 13 November 2018
8.23pm 11 November 2018
7.04pm 11 November 2018
4.03pm 11 November 2018
8.33pm 10 November 2018
3.48am 10 November 2018
1.04am 10 November 2018
9.25pm 9 November 2018
8.48am 6 November 2018
10.01pm 4 November 2018
6.30pm 3 November 2018
3.38pm 3 November 2018
5.08pm 2 November 2018
7.24pm 29 October 2018
12.40pm 28 October 2018
8.08am 28 October 2018
6.26am 28 October 2018

Today's weather

11°C Cloudy
Min: 8°C Max: 11°C
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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

RNLI Helm collects MBE from Her Majesty the Queen
Stan Todd, RNLI Helm at Tower Lifeboat Station, receives his MBE today from HM The Queen
Article People
RNLI Helm collects MBE from Her Majesty the Queen
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Tower RNLI involved in multi-agency operation to rescue man from water culvet
Tower lifeboat launched to reports of a person in the water near Waterloo bridge. Further information received during their search led them to an enclosed area inaccessible to the lifeboat. Without any visual from the water side and the individual seen only by police on the embankment 30 foot above the only option to stabilise the male was to send one of the crew into the culvert. The male was given a Perry buoy and a throw line was used to keep contact with the male when lifting him out was impossible due to his size and the fast dropping tide. The dropping tide meant the male was getting further from the crew and extrication becoming more challenging due to the restricted space and difficult access. With assistance from land side fire crews and multiple ladders the male was extricated and handed over to London Ambulance Crews.
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Tower RNLI involved in multi-agency operation to rescue man from water culvet
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Brand new lifeboat crew kit goes on service to help save lives
Crew in the new Helly Hansen all-weather lifeboat crew kit on a Shannon class lifeboat in front of Tower Bridge
Article People
Brand new lifeboat crew kit goes on service to help save lives
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Nusrat Ghani MP visits Tower Lifeboat Station for Maritime Safety Week
Transport Minister Nusrat Ghani is shown around the RNLI's E class lifeboat with crew members (left to right) Rob Archibald (helm) Jamie Bourke, Colin McCarthy and Steffan Ciccotti (helm).
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Nusrat Ghani MP visits Tower Lifeboat Station for Maritime Safety Week
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