Meet your art-historian guide outside the Tower of London, which was built in 1067 by William the Conqueror and has taken the guise of a royal palace, armory, royal mint and prison over the centuries.
Head inside with your included ticket and explore the Tower’s highlights, which include the Jewel House where the glistening Crown Jewels are kept, the White Tower and the Chapel of St John. Snap photos of the Yeomen Warden, better known as the Beefeater Guards; see the Tower Green where traitors and monarchs — including Anne Boleyn — were executed; and learn about the Tower’s long, colorful past from your private guide’s insightful commentary.
After, continue to the nearby Tower Bridge, which was built near the Tower in the late 19th century. From the top of the bridge’s towers, you’ll have a wonderful panoramic view of London, all the way from the Thames River below you to Greenwich and Canary Wharf.
The commentary on this private tour can be tailored to your interests. Please list any special interests, from art to history to architecture, at the time of booking so your guide can best prepare.