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Exclusive Early Morning Tower of London Tour

Unlock the city's most popular destination – without the crowds
From US$5,338 privately
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Tour Details
Duration
3 hours
Product Type
Tour
Venues
Tower of London
Photos & Highlights
  • From the Jewel House to the Queen's House, you'll gain an exclusive look into Royal History
  • Learn about the history of the Tower and its royal residents with a historian specializing in English history.
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Tour Description
The Tower of London, while an incredibly worthwhile site, can be overwhelming by itself—a situation exacerbated by the throngs that visit every day. For those looking to skip the crowds and get an exclusive early access Tower of London Tour—including a look at the Crown Jewels—we offer a private, early morning visit before the Tower opens to the public. Together, in the company of a historian specializing in English history, we'll learn about kings and queens, political intrigue, and the history of this magnificent structure.

Early Access Tower of London Tour

We start the tour at 8AM, 90 minutes before the opening to the public. After a short introduction, we will be met by one of the Yeoman Warders who will open the gates of the Tower for us. On our way to the Jewel House, we will learn about the history of this Royal Palace and prison, including how its role has changed through the centuries. Once we've arrived at the Jewel House, we will be greeted by the Duty Exhibitor and be invited through to the Treasury for a private viewing of the Crown Jewels.

For our normal visit to this iconic landmark, see our Tower of London Tour.

Exclusive Access

After this, we may be able to visit the cell in which Thomas More was kept for 15 months. This atmospheric cell is accessed only through the Queen's House and is not usually open to the public. The rest of the visit will be designed based on your interests and desire. We may visit the White Tower, the oldest part of the complex, or the Tower Green, site of the execution of the likes of Anne Boleyn and Lady Jane Grey. Execution at the Tower was a privilege reserved for those of high rank or for those who had dangerously strong popular support.

Take Aways

At the end of this tour, we will come away having gained a unique and unparalleled experience at the Tower of London, including visiting sections not otherwise open to the public and having seen the Crown Jewels in absolute peace.

FAQ

What is a private tour?
Our private tours are limited exclusively to travelers in your party. They are designed to provide a learning experience that is completely tailored to you and your traveling companions. Private tours give you more flexibility with scheduling (you decide when the walk best fits in your trip), the ability to tailor your itinerary (we'll work to match the itinerary to the interests and dynamics of your group), and more personalized time with your guide.
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Sarah Jane was fantastic! We all enjoyed her knowledge and enthusiasm. Very satisfied!
While other tour companies claim to "get you in before the crowds," Context is the only one that has actually delivered on this promise. My family and I were able to take tour of the Tower of London well in advance of the crowds, have an in-depth discussion/lecture about the Crown Jewels, not to mention a close look with no rushing or distractions. It was a wonderful tour and Fiona was superb!
The Yeoman could have set the stage better for Sarah’s wonderful tour.