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Bypass the long lines at the Tower of London and make the most of your tour through this dark and infamous complex. View the remarkable Crown Jewels and visit the White Tower, Traitors’ Gate and Tower Green, where Anne Boleyn met her grisly end. Choose to explore on your own or follow a ‘Beefeater’ guard on a guided walk. An audio tour is also available for an additional fee.
Save time with faster entrance to this iconic London palace-fortress
View the Crown Jewels, the spectacular, still-used symbols of the British monarchy
Enjoy a complimentary Yeoman Warder ‘Beefeater’ tour or audio-guided tour (own expense) on entry
Upgrade to a Royal Palaces Pass for faster entrance to the Tower, plus entrance to Hampton Court Palace and Kensington Palace
Experience the Tower of London’s long and stormy history. Make your own way to the Tower and enjoy priority entry through the group entrance. Once inside, explore independently, take an audio tour (additional fee) or join a 1-hour guided tour led by a Yeoman Warder or ‘Beefeater.’ Yeoman-led tours depart every 30 minutes from the Tower entrance. Learn the Tower’s origin story of 1066 and how it evolved from William the Conquerer's stronghold to a royal palace, armory, royal mint, prison and gruesome execution place.
Pass under the famous ravens that perch near Wakefield Tower and lose yourself in myth and history as you visit the White Tower and its Royal Armories collection, the Bloody Tower and Traitors’ Gate. Hear the tale of Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's unfortunate second wife, who passed through Traitors’ Gate in 1536 and was quickly tried for adultery and executed. Walk to Tower Gate, the execution site where Boleyn and many others met their fateful ends.
Despite its chilling reputation, the Tower of London has also been the cradle for the British Crown Jewels since the 14th century. Get a close-up look at this remarkable regalia, the ultimate symbol of the British monarchy and the centerpiece of coronations since 1661. Don’t miss the famous 105.6-carat Koh-i-Noor diamond.
After you've visited the major sites, stroll along the Wall Walk and head into the Medieval Palace to admire the beautifully reconstructed spaces. Take your time soaking up this cornerstone of English history.
To see even more, consider upgrading to the flexible and convenient Royal Palaces Pass. Valid for two years from purchase, this pass offers priority entry to the Tower of London, Hampton Court and Kensington Palace. Explore some of England’s grandest landmarks at your leisure.
Tower of London
Within the ancient Fortress, the Tower of London, visitors can gaze up at the imposing White Tower, tiptoe through a king’s medieval bedchamber and marvel at the priceless Crown Jewels. Hear bloody tales of the Tower told by the Yeoman Warders; stand where famous heads rolled and discover where prisoners and exotic animals including a polar bear were kept.
Spectacular!! Great historical information given by Beefeaters, and the actors in the Medieval tower! Mid March id the time to visit as weather is not miserable and crowds are low. As a North Carolinian, I was particularly interested in Sir Walter Raleigh’s walk and study and garden.
The tour isn't really a tour. It's merely a way to get your entry ticket in advance for pick up from the group ticket window. I assume the group ticket window has shorter lines than the regular ticket window, however on the day I went (a chilly Friday morning in early March) the regular ticket line was very short. The Beefeater tour, as other reviewers have mentioned, is offered on the half hour to anyone already in the museum and is free. So you don't need a special ticket for that at all. The Crown Jewels tour is also free to anyone who enters the museum, and this ticket does not get you in any quicker than anyone else. It is strictly an advance ticket with the possible benefit of a shorter wait to pick up your tickets.
I tried to get a refund as unable to go. When booking website stated could get a refund up to 48 hours. This turned out not to be so. I couldn't even transfer the dates. So i lost £80.00.
Will go direct to Tower of London next time.
A wonderful experience well worth a visit. The Crown jewels were amazing. Beefeaters very helpful and knowledgeable. A great day out especially having watched the series on TV able to recognise some people in there.
The meeting point for redemption was out of date. It was because of the kind workers in the area that I was able to find the redemption point. This is solely for tickets but you still have to go to the counter to claim it. Once you’re inside the beefeaters give a wonderful tour. Which is free for anyone to join every 30 minutes. Save yourself some money and aggravation- just buy the ticket when you get there.