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Tower of London

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21,555 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

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Royal London Walking Tour: Early Access Tower of London & Changing of The Guard
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$113.35 per adult
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

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Brilliant tour of the Tower of London with Rob!
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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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Paul_C, May 2021
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Denise_G, Mar 2020
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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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BLB, Mar 2020
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Our tour guide Guy was amazing!! He was so knowledgeable and entertaining! Highly recommend the Early Access Tower of London tour!!!
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khsmithk, Jul 2019
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Norma our tour guide was great, she was very knowledgeable and had a dry wit and good personality. The afternoon tour meant that by the time we got to the tower of London the queues to see Crown Jewels were really long, at least 2 hours long so we didn't wait as we didn't want to miss the last ferry. Ferry commentary was really funny which was surprising and pointed out lots of things on the way back. Only 30 min cruise back to London Eye. Good tour when short on time.
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Dream come true!
Cecelia_2007, Dec 2019
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I have been wanting to see the Tower of London for years. This was our first trip to London and I was not going to miss it. We had a very knowledgeable guide who took us to the places we were interested in seeing. We saw the Crown Jewels, which is nice, but the history and architecture were far more exciting. Great time, great tour guide!
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Joan, Mar 2020
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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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Loriann_L, Mar 2020
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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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Cynthia, Mar 2020
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We are from the states and the tour exceeded our expectations. Thanks for an unforgettable experience
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Priscilla_Y, Mar 2020
Best of London Including Tower of London, Changing of the Guard, with a Cream Tea or London Eye Upgrade
The tour guide, Ben, was very good. He was knowledgeable and energetic. St. Pauls was beautiful and interesting. The changing of the guard was hard to see or hear after the initial guards marching to the palace. London tower was very cool, I would have liked a little more in depth history there and more free time to explore. The Thames river tour was really comfortable, and it was private. We learned a great deal about London, its buildings and its history as we rode and walked all over town.
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Shara_P, Mar 2020
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Sandra was an Awesome Awesome Tour Guide. The Bus Driver was the best. I totally enjoyed the Tour. And I cannot wait to do another Tour with them both.
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A Great Experience
Jerome_H, Mar 2020
Early Access Crown Jewels: Complete Tour of Tower of London & Opening Ceremony
This experience was great! We had a small group of only six people plus the guide and another guide along that was new. Alex, our guy, was very knowledgeable, I’m using, and had some great stories about the goings-on at the Tower of London. It was really a pleasure to have him as our guide and he made the tour worthwhile.

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 to the Tower of London

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