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Tower of London

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22,535 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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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
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$110.37 per adult
Traveler Favorite
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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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.
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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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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
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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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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!
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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
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First in to see the jewels
Shermann_S, Sep 2021
Early Access Crown Jewels: Complete Tour of Tower of London & Opening Ceremony
This was a great experience. Being able to be there and watch the opening key ceremony was a really cool experience. And being the first people into the tower to have photos without crowds in them and to be able to walk straight in to see the crown jewels was wonderful. Liz was very knowledgeable in her guiding and excellent history lessons.
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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.
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Fun London Tour
Sarah_L, Aug 2021
London In a Day: Tower of London, Westminster Abbey & Changing of the Guard
Guy was a fantastic tour guide! He was extremely informative and kept everything fun (our group had two young children in it and he kept them engaged and entertained, as well). Be prepared for a lot of walking, but nothing too strenuous and the sites are well worth it! Highly recommend!
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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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Great tour for littles and their adults!
wanderingmole, Oct 2019
Kid-Friendly Private Tower of London Tour with Blue Badge Guide
I've been to the Tower of London before yet I found this tour informative and entertaining. My 6 year old daughter was engaged the entire time. Highly recommend. Our guide Denisa was fantastic.
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Make sure to go to correct boarding point (don’t follow website !)
Claire_W, Aug 2021
Tower of London River Cruise from Westminster
Please update your website with the relevant information. According to the instructions we were to wait at boarding point c. Thankfully a member of the crew spotted us and took us to the correct boarding point! So nearly missed the tour. Pretty good tour we only went from Westminster to st katherines dock so the 2 stops to pick people up were a bit annoying but other than that very good .

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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