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Tower of London

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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Private Tower of London Opening Ceremony with Changing of The Guard and Cruise
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Private Tower of London Opening Ceremony with Changing of The Guard and Cruise
star-4.5
$82.39 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great way to start a trip to London!
Michael gave a fabulous tour- so much information!! Tower of London with the private opening was great! A definite must! Loved the cruise and the overall review of must sees. A great way to start a trip to London!
Gretchen_M, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in London

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Tower was fantastic
Bernie, Sep 2021
Easy Access Tower of London & Crown Jewels with Thames River Walk
My husband thoroughly enjoyed the Armories. The tour of the Tower of London was fantastic. The walk after was very informative and interesting. We left the tour at Borough Market was great, although we did get a little lost when we left. This is no reflection on Rob who was an expert guide. Thank you.
star-5
river trip
Ann_D, Sep 2021
Tower of London River Cruise from Westminster
The narrator on the boat was informative & funny but I did note that passenger safety was paramount which was pleasing. a great trip out down the river lots to see
star-5
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.
star-4
Great walking tour
Roger_S, Oct 2021
Private Tower of London Opening Ceremony with Changing of The Guard and Cruise
Great tour…. Lots of information and lots of walking. Make sure you’re wearing comfortable shoes. Tour guide, Michael, was very knowledgeable about London! Would recommend.
star-5
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.
star-5
Great guide!
Barbara_B, Oct 2021
Private Tour, Tower of London
Fantastic guide, so knowledgeable! Traveling with two teenagers she made it interesting for all of us!
star-5
Great tour
Lloyd, Oct 2021
Tower of London Private Tour
I can't tell you how appreciative I was of having Claudia as a tour guide. She not only knew her subject and where things were and why things were that way, she could answer questions intelligently. Not just reciting a script. Additionally, she gave you information of the world outside of the Tower that shaped it's long and storied history. Thanks again Claudia for a marvelous tour. Lloyd
star-5
Power Tower Tour!
Robert_W, Sep 2021
Early Access Crown Jewels: Complete Tour of Tower of London & Opening Ceremony
Aaron our guide made the tour awesome. His knowledge was impressive and his upbeat personality made it fun!
star-5
Amazing day!
Robert_W, Sep 2021
Private Tour London Highlights, entries Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London
Such an amazing day! Marina was so wonderful and knowledgeable. Much more than we expected. Changing of the guard and seeing the Crown Jewels was breathtaking
star-5
Fabulous tour! Wear comfy shoes!
Brenda_S, Sep 2021
London In a Day: Tower of London, Westminster Abbey & Changing of the Guard
Fabulous tour! Only 4 of us so Gina, our certified London guide, could give us almost a private tour of London’s major sights and recommendations for many other things to see while here. Be prepared to walk! Gina was extraordinarily knowledgeable, very accommodating and even enjoyed our corny jokes! Just a wonderful chock-filled full day. Thank you, Gina!
star-5
Great experience!
Laura_G, Sep 2021
Private Tour, Tower of London
We had an amazing time at the tower, we had a really amazing guide who helped us explore the complex. She has been extremely engaging with the children and, while we spent a full morning, the time flew by! Definitely recommended
star-5
Informative and interestingstaff
Anees_j, Aug 2021
Tower of London River Cruise from Westminster
Staff friendly and helpful. We missed our booked time due to traffic. We were able to aboard the next time slot with no problems.

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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Tower of London