Tower of London Tour For Kids

Discover the thrilling tales, exquisite jewels, and fascinating legends at the Tower
From US$673 privately
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Tour Details
Duration
2.5 hours
Product Type
Tour
Venues
Tower of London
Photos & Highlights
  • Hosted by an expert guide who brings history to life, captivating young minds.
  • This is more than a tour; it's a transformative journey through time, creating lasting memories for your family.
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Tour Description
Step back in time and watch the Tower of London become a living storybook, each stone whispering centuries-old tales. Explore the ancient corridors with an expert by your side and watch your children's eyes widen with wonder as your guide bridges the gap between history and imagination. Why are there ravens living here? Is the tower haunted? What secrets wait around the corner?

From the Crown Jewels' shimmering splendor to the grim tales of the Bloody Tower, each story is tailored by your guide to be kid-friendly, engaging them with anecdotes that peak their unique interests. Perhaps your children will even help with a reenactment or two?

Your expert’s combination of personalization and passion guarantees that your family’s experience will be both unique and memorable, making history accessible and enjoyable for all.

As you navigate through the centuries-old walls, you’ll explore the fortress's evolution from a royal residence to a notorious prison. Discover intriguing facts, like the presence of exotic animals or the tower's role as a mint. Whether marveling at the architectural wonder of the White Tower or uncovering the secrets of the Yeoman Warders, the tour is crafted to captivate the curiosity of both children and adults alike.

Emerge from the Tower with incredible knowledge and unforgettable memories. Children have not only learned about British history, they've experienced the myths and legends of this iconic site that will captivate their imaginations for years to come. 

  • You seek a family-friendly experience that blends education with entertainment.
  • You are looking for a personalized tour that caters to your children's interests in British history, former royalty, or the figures who went down in history with a tragic end, like Queen Anne Boleyn. 
  • You want to bring the city to life for both your children and yourself, allowing your expert to connect with little ones while still enjoying content of substance for the adults. 

  • Tower of London

General Information
While we can't guide you in certain areas like the White Tower, Jewel House, and Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula due to venue rules, these parts of the Tower are still open for you to explore independently. 

Admission Tickets
Includes skip-the-line access tickets to the Tower of London
Our skip-the-line tickets will get us to a special lane where our group may have to stand in line due to security and crowd control measures.

Meeting Point: 
Your tour begins near the entrance, at a location specified in your confirmation email, which includes a map for easy reference. It concludes within the Tower grounds.

Additional Trip-Planning Resources
A few things that pair well with this tour: 
  • Comfortable walking shoes that will help young travelers navigate cobblestone streets and explore the tower with ease. 
  • A sketchpad or disposable camera for children interested in capturing the architectural design of the tower. 
  • Keep the architectural theme going with the Architecture of London Audio Guide
Why is this tour only offered in the mornings?
Mornings are generally less crowded, which enhances your overall experience. With fewer people, you have better access to exhibits, less waiting time, and a more intimate setting to appreciate the historical significance of the Tower of London. And during warmer months, mornings are cooler and more comfortable. 

Will we get to talk to the Beefeaters on this tour?
During the tour, you will likely see Beefeaters, also known as Yeoman Warders, performing their duties. While direct interaction with them is not a standard part of our tour, observing them in their traditional roles adds a unique aspect to the experience.

What is the maximum number of guests allowed on this private tour?
This tour accommodates up to 10 guests, ensuring a personalized and intimate experience with focused attention from your guide. Additionally, parents or guardians must accompany their children for the entirety of the tour.

How long is the tour? Are there breaks, especially for younger children?
The tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours. Yes, we'll be happy to adapt the pace as needed. Please communicate your group's needs with your guide throughout the walking tour.

What is the recommended age range for children on the tour? Are the themes and content suitable for young kids?
This tour is generally designed for children aged 4-12, with content tailored to be engaging and suitable for young minds. The themes are presented in a child-friendly manner, ensuring that even the youngest participants can enjoy and learn from the experience. If you're traveling with teenagers or young adults, our flagship Tower of London Tour may be a better fit. 
We understand that some of our valued guests may have mobility concerns, and we want to ensure you have a comfortable and enjoyable experience throughout your tour. If there are any accessibility concerns that your tour guide will need to be aware of, please let our team know at the time of booking.

Please note that the Tower of London has unique architectural features that contribute to the Tower's historical authenticity, but may impact accessibility for those with mobility concerns and can be difficult for maneuvering strollers. Your Context guide will be able to assist in navigating these areas.

Is this tour wheelchair-friendly?
Wheelchairs can be provided free on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a lift in the White Tower that assists with access to and from the basement, though only one wheelchair user is allowed in the basement at a time for safety reasons.

Ramps are available at the New Armouries café and near the Raven shop, and accessible restrooms are available at various locations within the Tower​​ complex.

Service Dogs: 
Are permitted at the Tower. Please inform our team ahead of time so that we can coordinate with the venue's staff. 
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Karen was knowledgeable, kind and fun. Our family had a wonderful tour and learned so much!
Charlotte is a brilliant guide and so fabulous with kids. She was incredibly patient and fun! She made our trip to the Tower so special.
Ruth is incredibly knowledgeable and a pleasure to tour with. If you want a first class experience choose Ruth’s!