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Tower of London Tour For Kids

Discover the Tower of London for all ages
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Tour Details
2.5 hours
Product Type
Tower of London
Photos & Highlights
  • Explore the Tower of London with hands-on, interactive activities
  • Led by a scholar specially trained to work with children
Tour Description
The Tower of London is one of London's most famous landmarks. Known for its feathered inhabitants, its gruesome executions, and its famous prisoners, the Tower is the site of intriguing stories that inspire and fascinate young visitors. Why do the ravens live in the Tower? Was the Tower really used as a zoo? In this 2.5-hour Tower of London Tour for Kids, led by a specially trained family-friendly historian, we'll provide an engaging way to experience London with kids. Includes hands-on activities.

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.
  • Tower of London
  • 2.5 hours with a family-friendly historian
  • Tickets into the Tower of London
    • Please Note: Our team will pre-purchase timed admission tickets on behalf of your party. However, there will be a mandatory security line which we must wait in together. 
We’ll begin our walk by learning a bit about the history of the Tower and the stories surrounding the building of this royal residence. We will talk about the importance of building on the river banks and how many other Royal residences there still are by the banks of the Thames. Can you name one?

Traveling through time, we will meet Queens and Kings, look at the stunning Crown Jewels and learn about famous executions that took place in the Tower. At each stop, our guide, trained in visual thinking strategies, will engage the young adventurers with inquisitive questions and activities while simultaneously putting the Tower into its historical context.

By the end of the tour, all participants will have discovered numerous fascinating characters and stories. Children and adults will come away with a better understanding of British history, and the role of the Tower of London in history and today.

Looking for another family-friendly London tour? Try our British Museum Tour for Kids or our National Gallery Tour for Kids.
Where do we meet? Where does it end?
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.

Is the Tower of London wheelchair accessible?
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 in some of the roads. However, the Jewel House and the Crown Jewels are fully accessible to all visitors. Contact us if you have any questions regarding accessibility.

Can we schedule a tour in the afternoon?
We generally recommend morning tours, as crowds can be very bad in the afternoon, especially to see the Crown Jewels. However, we can sometimes make exceptions. Get in touch if you require a different start time.

Will we get to talk to the Beefeaters on this tour?
You may see the Beefeaters at work during your tour, but we usually won't be able to interact with them on the tour.
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Imogen was absolutely lovely and kept the tour engaging for our young daughters. She was patient and kind and able to answer all of our questions regarding this incredible historical site.
Ruth was outstanding for our 9 yo daughter. Exceptional experience for our child on her first visit to England, and myself who lived in England for a year. We both learned a lot.
Great tour so interesting and informative.