Learn about the history behind the Tower of London during this 2.5-hour family friendly tour, including a cruise down the River Thames. Take advantage of early entry into the Tower of London; you'll be among the first visitors to walk through its gates in the early morning. Ride down the Thames and picture the smugglers, pirates and mutineers who've sailed there before you. Through engaging narrative from your guide, your family will be encouraged to envision London's rich history using imagination and creativity.
2.5-hour family friendly tour of the Tower of London
Cruise down the River Thames
Early entry to the Tower of London
Kid-friendly activities and resources make sure children are engaged
Meet your guide at Embankment, where you'll step aboard your cruise down the River Thames. Play along as the guide encourages your family to imagine they are sailing for the high seas, like so many sailors before them. Listen to tales of the mutineers, pirates and smugglers that made their way to London down the Thames, and how they were punished for their crimes. Watch as the Tower of London comes into view on the banks; disembark and check out London Bridge and the Tower Bridge. Children can picture captured pirates being marched across London Bridge by a man bearing the symbol of power of the Admiralty, a silver oar. They'll be hard at work completing specially designed activity materials, ensuring they're engaged and learning. Be among the first to enter the gates at the Tower of London, a former prison and execution site for Royalty and criminals alike. See the famous Beefeaters and learn about their history, visit the Traitor's Gate and hear the legend of the tower's resident ravens. Get a comprehensive tour of the grounds, including the crown jewels, the palace, the towers and the ramparts. Your guide will be sure to keep the youngest listeners in mind, ensuring everyone is engaged in the site's rich history.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Oct 2018
This was a great tour. To boat down the Thames first was lovely as we learnt quite a few things about the buildings of London / history on the way down and then got to the Tower of London. Once there, our guide Viv knew all the best parts to show us and her knowledge was incredible. My son is 9 and the history gets a bit much for him after an hour or so, but I loved being able to ask so many questions, see the Crown Jewels, the Armour, the Ravens, the various parts of the tower of London and feel like I came away being able to engage in a conversation about those hundreds of years in history and the architecture / way of live etc. A wonderful tour and as a bonus we saw a 41 gun salute as the Netherlands' King and Queen were visiting. A great morning and highly recommend.
We had the best guide! He was very friendly and really engaged our teenage daughter in what we saw. Viator should however really improve their tickets so that they show the correct address, a map would be Nice and a UK phone number!
We loved the whole tour, kids and parents alike got into it! Our guide was lovely woman, the kids loved her, she was like Mary Poppins. It started with a very nice ride on the Thames river where our guide told us stories about London old era. We skipped the line to get into the tower area with Royal guards that we got to talk to and take pictures with. Inside the tower of London there are many kids activities to make it interactive, plus generations of royal armors and jewelry. Definitely a fun family time!