- 3 hours
Please note: Due to venue rules, we are currently unable to guide inside some areas of the Tower of London site, including the White Tower, the Jewel House and the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula. This rule is in place until further notice. We are still able to guide in the other areas of the Tower of London site and you will be able to visit guiding-restricted areas independently. Your expert guide will provide all the information needed to fully appreciate these parts of the Tower.
The Imperial State Crown and Queen Mary’s Crown are not currently on display in the Jewel House. These crowns are being prepared for the King's Coronation Service on 6 May 2023
- Tower of London
- 3 hours with a PhD or MA-level guide
- Tickets into the Tower of London
- Please Note: Our team will pre-purchase timed admission tickets on behalf of your party. However, due to enhanced COVID-19 safety precautions at this venue, there will be a mandatory security line that we must wait in together.
Then, depending on your preference, we may enter the White Tower, the oldest part of the Tower of London, and explore the state-of-the-art Norman fortress and royal palace. Alternatively, we can explore the many other towers, perhaps seeing the graffiti carved into the walls by prisoners in the Beauchamp Tower, where two young princes were said to have been murdered in 1483.
For help in planning your trip, please see our guide on how to tour the Tower of London.
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The tour meets near the Tower, in an easy-to-find location away from the crowds. Your confirmation email will have the exact meeting point details along with a map. The walking tour ends within the Tower grounds.
When is the best time of day to visit the Tower of London?
We generally recommend visiting the Tower of London in the morning as this is when the Tower tends to be quieter. During the summer, there can be very long queues for the Jewel House in particular, which may make it difficult to get in before closing.
Whilst the Tower welcomes all visitors, this historic building has places with difficult stairs and passageways and wheelchair access is limited. There are also a large number of steps throughout the Tower with cobbles laid on some of the roads. However, the Jewel House and the Crown Jewels are fully accessible to all visitors. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding accessibility for your tour.
Yes! We have some excellent family-friendly guides who can appeal to the learning styles of children. We have a separate Tower of London for Kids tour just for families with children 12 and under. When booking, feel free to provide us with information about your children such as favorite school subjects, and hobbies.
Sarah has lived and worked in London all her life, but pops over to Rome fairly often. After completing her MA in History of Art at University College London, specialising in late 19th Century French Painting and mid 20th Century Art, she has worked in different areas of the contemporary art world in both London and Rome, before deciding to focus on gallery education. This necessitated a far greater knowledge base, so Sarah trained to be a guide and qualified as a City of London Guide and as a Blue Badge Tourist Guide in 2008. She now works as a guide, specialising in Museums and Galleries as well as tours for children and young people, she teaches courses in art history and the history of London at the University of Richmond and works as a gallery educator at the National Portrait Gallery and the Dulwich Picture Gallery, specialising in tours for older people and people with Dementia.
Born and raised a Londoner, Mark has been fortunate to live also in Oxford and Dorset, as well as to work overseas in France, United States of America, Czech Republic and Russia. He has enjoyed visiting or living in several great cities but nothing compares with London - quite simply, this is the world's most fascinating city! His personal interests range from the history of the City, to Jewish history, transport and multicultural London.
Fiona is an English Literature graduate, with a background combining theatre, teaching and circus skills. She is enthusiastic, charming and friendly. Over the last 15 years she has qualified as a City of London guide, a Westminster Guide and a London Blue Badge guide – winning awards each time! She is a native Londoner who can decode today’s streets to unlock the story of this great city.
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