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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 17 Reviews

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  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)
Get an insider look at the Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral on this incredible Viator VIP tour! With exclusive pre-opening access to the Tower of London, your tour includes the tower's historic opening ceremony and a look at the Crown Jewels with a Beefeater guard. Explore the normally inaccessible Triforium at St Paul’s Cathedral, alongside other highlights like the Whispering Gallery and the Crypts. Stop for a 2-course lunch at The Restaurant at St Paul’s Cathedral.

Highlights

  • VIP tour including the Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral
  • Gain exclusive, insider access to two of the city's most iconic attractions with this Viator exclusive
  • Enter the Tower of London before the general public and watch the historic opening ceremony
  • See the Crown Jewels and White Tower
  • Explore St Paul’s Cathedral’s Triforium and see the Dean’s Staircase, that featured in a hit Harry Potter movie
  • Visit the Whispering Gallery and then enjoy a 2-course lunch at The Restaurant at St Paul’s Cathedral

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What You Can Expect

Viator VIP: Exclusive Access to Tower of London and St Paul's Cathedral with Lunch

Viator VIP: Exclusive-Access Tour to The Tower of London and St Pauls Cathedral

Your VIP London tour starts at the Tower of London, which you'll enter before the public opening. Meet your guide as well as one of the tower’s Beefeater guards who will personally show you around. The formidable 11th- century tower was built to act as a fortress, palace and prison – terrifying Londoners and foreign invaders alike. Watch the historic opening ceremony, where members of the military escort march around the tower with the Beefeaters to open it for business.

On your tour of the tower, see the Crown Jewels – a dazzling collection of jewels and diamonds that are still used today by the Queen. Stroll along the East Wall Walk for a bird’s-eye view of the city streets, explore the White Tower and see the ravens that have lived here since the reign of Charles II – a superstitious king who believed the tower would fall if the birds left.

Next, walk to nearby St Paul’s Cathedral, a much-cherished architectural icon home to theTriforium, an area that's typically closed to the public but open to you! Stand-out features include the Dean’s Staircase (featured in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) and a medieval library. See both, and then marvel at vertigo-inducing views toward the nave. In addition to the Triforium, your tour visits the Whispering Gallery and Crypt. Enjoy a 2-course lunch at The Restaurant at St Paul’s Cathedral (located inside the Crypt itself), and relax amid contemporary décor while dining from a classically British menu.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

This tour was absolutely magnificent!!!! I was able to see so many amazing things that the public diid not have access to. Our tour guide was incredible and so knowledgeable. I will be raving about this tour for years to come!! It is definitely a must do!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Our family of two adults and two young teens did this walking tour. The highlights included the opening ceremony at the Tower of London before any other tourists were allowed in hosted by a Beefeater guard and the visit to the library in St Paul's Cathedral. Yes there is lots of walking but our small tour group were told lots of interesting stories in between the three stops that we wouldn't have heard and seen had we not been on foot. There are plenty of stops to enable you to rest your feet. And you get to see things that others don't get to see. Our two course lunch at St Paul's was nice, however, it was a set menu and our teens didn't have the first course due to not liking the soup on offer. Our guide was just lovely - very knowledgeable, patient and accommodating who gave us individual headsets so we could hear her without having to stop. One suggestion would be that more detail be provided about where to meet the guide at the Tower of London prior to the start of the tour as there are lots of entry points. Our guide found us near the main entry point in front of the gift shop. Would highly recommend this tour.

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