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Tower of London

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22,262 Reviews
Tower Hill, London, England, EC3N 4AB

The Basics

Today, the tower famously displays the Crown Jewels (which include the Imperial State Crown) and holds centuries of history within its walls, drawing travelers from near and far. It remains guarded by members of the Royal Bodyguards, known as Beefeaters. Visitors can admire the Royal Armouries in the White Tower, walk along the battlements, and see where Anne Boleyn was executed by order of Henry VIII. The popular Torture at the Tower exhibit, the Coins and Kings exhibit at the Royal Mint, the Fusilier Museum, and the Line of Kings all shed light on the tower's history.

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Royal London Walking Tour: Early Access Tower of London & Changing of The Guard
Royal London Walking Tour: Early Access Tower of London & Changing of The Guard
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$112.13 per adult
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Amazing Experience
Fabulous tour! Our guide was so knowledgable, informative, and helpful. Worth the money for the early entrance to the Tower and the Crown Jewels and to experience the opening of the Tower. We had a fantastic time and felt very well informed and taken care of!
Karen_E, Feb 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in London

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Awesome
Kathy, Jul 2021
VIP Tower of London and Crown Jewels Tour with Private Beefeater Meet & Greet
This is our first visit to London so we were really excited to see the Tower of London. This tour showed us all the highlights including a private audience with a real Beefeater in royal uniform. Having our photo taken with the Beefeater was so exciting. Richard our guide was so friendly and showed us so many highlights. If you do just one tour in London this would be it.
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A must do
Lynne_D, Jun 2021
Private Tour, Tower of London
Danisa was excellent, charming and very informative. Our visit to the Tower of London was much enhanced by her knowledge.
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Just book it. Well worth it
Matt_H, Jul 2021
Early Access Crown Jewels: Complete Tour of Tower of London & Opening Ceremony
This tour really was worth the price. The tower was quiet due to the covid restrictions but being able to get in and see the opening ceremony was a great bonus. Alex our guide was nothing but brilliant. Really enthusiastic and certainly knows his stuff. Made the whole morning fly by.
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Really worth it!
Colin_P, Jul 2021
VIP Tower of London and Crown Jewels Tour with Private Beefeater Meet & Greet
Well worth it! An enjoyable and intimate experience getting to meet the Beefeaters. Plus our guide from LetzGo City Tours was very knowledgeable and friendly.
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History brought to life
Peggy_H, Jul 2021
VIP Tower of London and Crown Jewels Tour with Private Beefeater Meet & Greet
This was my second visit to the Tower of London, but the first as part of an organised tour, which made the experience so much better. Our guide Rob was great, and he and the Beefeater brought the history of the Tower to life. I would recommend this tour to anybody, especially if you want to make the most of your visit.
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Fantastic, not to be missed.
Daniel_W, Jun 2021
Easy Access Tower of London & Crown Jewels with Thames River Walk
Fantastic tour thanks to our guide Rob, who was extremely knowledgable and made it all worthwhile, I would never of Known things within the castle and walked straight past historic feature has rob not been there, worth every penny and if you get rob, that’s a bonus.
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Brilliant tour of the Tower of London with Rob!
Hebe, Jun 2021
Easy Access Tower of London & Crown Jewels with Thames River Walk
Rob was such a great tour guide!! He pointed out loads of little things that we never would have noticed otherwise and made sure we got to see everything we wanted while we were there. Can’t recommend this tour (and Rob in particular!) enough 🎉
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A really lovely day
Paul_C, May 2021
Tower of London River Cruise from Westminster
We had a really great day mthe trip was well worth the price . We actually thought it was a 40 minute boat trip but was actually 2 hours . Staff lovely and great commentary along the way Will definitely be booking again
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Tower Of London
Denise_G, Mar 2020
Early Access Crown Jewels: Complete Tour of Tower of London & Opening Ceremony
It was nice to see The Tower of London opening ceremony. Early access allowed us a better view of the Crown Jewels and the viewing of the Tower. The tour guide was very knowledgeable of it's rich history.
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Great London Tour
Joan, Mar 2020
Total London Experience with London Eye, Tower of London, St Paul's
This tour was absolutely wonderful! Godfrey our tour guide was so informative. But, most of all Godfrey was so charming and so attentive to our every question. Plus, a very wonderful bus driver (Alan). Will recommend this tour to our friends visiting London! Thank you Godfrey and Alan!!
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Great way to see the sights of the city
Loriann_L, Mar 2020
Private Tour London Highlights, entries Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London
This is a great way to maximize the use of your time in the city. We were thrilled to be able to see so much - it was a full day and well worth it.
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An extra memorable experience
Aileen_P, Jul 2021
VIP Tower of London and Crown Jewels Tour with Private Beefeater Meet & Greet
I am delighted that I picked to do this tour, our guide, Rob was lovely and really brought the whole experience to life. The Beefeater talk was a real bonus and made the experience extra memorable. Thank you.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • This is an incredibly popular London attraction, so it's recommended that you buy your ticket or book your tour in advance.

  • Choose an early-access tour to beat the crowds, or combine your trip with visits to other top London sites.

  • Special events, medieval reenactments, and family activities are held at the tower throughout the year.

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How to Get There

The tower is located at the north end of the Tower Bridge on London's Thames River waterfront. The closest tube station is Tower Hill via the Circle and District lines.

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When to Get There

The tower is open March to October from 9am to 5:30pm (Sunday and Monday from 10am) and November to February from 9am to 4:30pm (Sunday and Monday from 10am). Due to its popularity, queues can get long, especially in the afternoon—visiting first thing in the morning is your best bet to avoid crowds.

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Unlocking the Tower's Secrets

The tower's wildly entertaining Beefeaters, or Yeoman Warders, share stories and secrets on the widely recommended Beefeater tour. Learn fun facts such as how six ravens are kept at the Tower of London at all times, and how legend has it that if they ever leave, the tower will fall. There's even a "raven master" tasked with looking after them and a seventh raven on hand just in case. Tours begin every 30 minutes.

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