Upgrade and buy the Royal Palaces Pass to save up to 14% on London admissions, compared to booking attractions separately.
Skip the line 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.
Experience the Tower of London’s long and stormy history. Make your own way to the Tower and enjoy express 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 skip-the-line access to the Tower of London, Hampton Court and Kensington Palace. Explore some of England’s grandest landmarks at your leisure.
A very interesting place. Didn't need fast track tickets in winter. No big crowds so we could take our time looking at the Crown Jewels. The guides were very entertaining. We enjoyed our lunch at the cafeteria
Great visit! I thought that I purchased a ticket where you print off and instantly go through the line however, I was wrong. The ticket I printed off, you had to go to the ticket booth to get it verified and then given actual tickets. For this particular day, it was no big deal because the line was extremely short.
Tour and presentation was great. Beefeater's personality made the visit truly worthwhile to both the adults and children attending. Highly recommend.
chimchimcheree50 New Zealand
Fantastic half day spent here is very much worth your while. The Yeoman tour is fantastic- you can just join the group tour which starts every half hour.
Must do if you are in London.
We took the self guided tour of the Tour of London and was able to go at our own pace, stay longer at what we wanted to see and skip what we needed to see less of. It was truly amazing to see the Crown Jewels, although we were sad not to take any pictures of these beautiful items. We are glad that this site is important to London, that it maintains and shares it with the world. It gives a good insight how people once lived all those years ago.
Lovely day out with the family. The beefeater tour was very interesting and our guide was hilarious. Got all the children hooked.
Well worth the money.
Perfect! Skipped the line. Arrived just in time for the beefeater guided tour about one hour in length leaves like every 30 minutes. After the tour, we spent time on our own in the areas of the tower we were most interested in. A experience!!
Well, everyone visiting London has to do this tour at least once. This was my second time first for the wife. The jewels still look a bit tacky to me as they did in 1991, but to each his/her own. Great tour with the Beefeater lots of history, of course. Great weather helped. Quite a bit of walking, so dress appropriately. Between the Tower and the city proper is a GREAT fish and chips take away!
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