5 star rating: Highly Recommended 28 Reviews

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  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:  6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Get an insider look at the Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral on this incredible Viator VIP tour. With exclusive preopening 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 such as the Whispering Gallery and the Crypt.


  • Viator 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 VIP
  • Enter the Tower of London before the general public and watch the historic opening ceremony
  • See the Crown Jewels with a Beefeater guard and explore the famous 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 Crypt

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What You Can Expect

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

Explore St Paul's Cathedral on a VIP tour!

Your Viator 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 King Charles II. The superstitious king believed the tower would fall if the birds left.

Next, walk to nearby St Paul’s Cathedral, the much-cherished architectural icon that’s home to the Triforium, an area typically closed to the public but open to you! Standout 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 the vertigo-inducing views toward the nave. In addition to the Triforium, visit the Whispering Gallery and Crypt, too. Your experience then finishes here.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was great as it included witnessing the opening of the Tower which is not normally vowed by the public. Our guide was very informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was great! An absolute highlight of my trip to London and well worth the money. Deborah was a great guide and her knowledge of both the Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral just scratched the surface of her greater knowledge of London and her history. Thank you!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This was a very well done tour which allowed enough time to visit both the Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral. The early access to the Tower was beneficial and the small number of clients on the tour made the experience much more pleasant. Our guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant not to mention remarkable spry. We enjoyed this tour greatly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Fabulous guide, worth doing even if you have been to the Tower and St. Paul's before as have we.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This was one of the highlights of our trip. Our guide was fantastic!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This tour was the best I have ever done! Our tour guide was very knowledgable and helpful. If I could choose only one thing to do in London, this would be my only choice.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Had a grest time seeing all the history and the guides were very knowledgable. I def will recommend it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

We found the meeting place for the start of the tour with no problems and it started on time. Leslie was very informative and we walked and saw many things, not only at the two locations, but in walking to them. The included lunch was good and it is a good way to see these two sites. Just keep in mind that a lot of walking is required.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Awesome tour from start to finish! Our tour guide, Cousette, was knowledgeable, interesting, and very accommodating. This VIP tour ranks at the top of our London tours. Thank you, Viator!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Wonderful day with a guide with a firm grasp of her material.

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