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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
Private Tower of London Opening Ceremony with Changing of The Guard and Cruise
star-4.5
$81.73 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Hop On Board!
We had a wonderful tour guide named Pepe. Pepe was so knowledgeable and passionate about the History of London. It was a really fun to hear the history of the Tower, Parliament, Buckingham and more. I highly recommend this tour.
Mike_E, Dec 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in London

star-5
Lovely time seeing history in London
Kevin_M, Dec 2021
Private Tour London Highlights, entries Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London
Our tour of Westminster Abbey & Tower of London was incredible, primarily due to the extensive knowledge, flexibility and personality of our excellent guide Marina. It was clear that she has a passion for providing these guided tours and the subject matter. She was wonderful in tailoring the commentary to be interactive with my two teenage children as well. Would definitely recommend and give the highest rating on our experience.
star-5
Seeing the Crown Jewels is something special
Jelena_D, Nov 2021
Timed entry ticket to Tower of London & Access to Self-Guided Tours in London
Everything was great! I’ve had an excellent day and have learned a lot. The tour was informative and very educational. Seeing the Crown Jewels is something special. However, I would recommend to do the Crown Jewels first to avoid big crowds and long queues. There is a lovely cafe in Tower of London with great selection of freshly made salads, sandwiches, soups and hot meals on offer. It makes a great spot to rest your tired legs. I would definitely recommend it.
star-5
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
Great boat trip, fab commentary
Inga_D, Oct 2021
Tower of London River Cruise from Westminster
Great commentary, friendly, well organised and great value for money. Really enjoyed our trip yesterday, the crew are helpful and friendly with good sense of humour shown during the commentary. Great way to see the sights. Boat was clean and comfortable. Highly recommended, would book again, 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
Wonderful experience
Gabriela_M, Jan 2022
Private Tour, Tower of London
Our tour guide is the best. We really enjoyed and learned a lot from her. Just wonderful! Our teenager and son enjoy it very much, they learned a lot form her
star-5
Well worth it!
William_E, Jan 2022
Private Tour, Tower of London
Very knowledgeable and pleasant guide- Denisa. Our first time in London with my wife and 17/22 yr old kids. Higly recommend this tour.
star-5
Great tour thanks to Ben
michael_c, Nov 2021
Private Tour, Tower of London
Ben was an excellent guide of our Tower of London tour. He was knowledgeable and very personable. We had a great time!!!!
star-5
Great way to start a trip to London!
Gretchen_M, Oct 2021
Private Tower of London Opening Ceremony with Changing of The Guard and Cruise
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!
star-4
Fun
Mark_S, Nov 2021
The Tower of London Admission Ticket with Self-Guided Audio Tour
This is all self guided. All the logistics are pretty easy to follow. You can go at your own pace and replay some of the explanations if you'd like
star-5
My private tour of London
Cheryl_P, Nov 2021
Private Tour London Highlights, entries Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London
I was in London on Thanksgiving Day and Denisa made it one of my most memorial. I highly recommend a private tour. It made the experience amplified beyond amazing!
star-5
Great tour, fantastic tour guide!
Amy_B, Nov 2021
Private Tower of London Opening Ceremony with Changing of The Guard and Cruise
I had no idea how thorough and interesting this tour would be. Our tour guide, Georgie, was warm, fun and informed. The experience really made our whole London visit.

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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