Tower of London Tour

Explore with a local expert, whose engaging storytelling brings history to life
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Tour Details
Duration
3 hours
Product Type
Tour
Venues
Tower of London
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  • Walk in the footsteps of the kings, queens, thieves, traitors, and financiers of London's past with an expert who pulls back the curtain on lesser known stories of the city.
  • Engage with deep insights and rich, detailed stories of ambition, betrayal, and power that have shaped British history.
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Tour Description
Step through the ancient gates of the Tower of London and feel the weight of its storied past in the air. Each step you take reverberates with the tales of history—stories of ambition, betrayal, and power echoing through the centuries. 

With an expert historian as your guide, you’ll uncover the dramatic events that have shaped British history, from the Norman Conquest to the secrets of the Crown Jewels.

Your journey begins outside the Tower where you'll get a glimpse into the life of William the Conqueror, the Norman king who began construction of the original fortress in the 1070s. Uncover the architectural brilliance and military might of its Norman origins before strolling through the Medieval Palace, imagining the daily lives of kings and queens. 

As your expert weaves captivating narratives, scenes of royalty, prisoners, military figures, and day to day activities within the Tower will spring to life before you. Historical facts are connected to the human experiences behind them, helping you connect on a deeper level. Go beyond the history books to learn about the chilling stories of imprisonment and execution at the Bloody Tower, where notable figures like Anne Boleyn met their fate. 

This tour is not just a walk through history; it’s a personalized adventure tailored to your interests. You'll gain a nuanced understanding of the Tower's role in shaping modern Britain and leave with a deeper connection to the Tower’s legacy, along with a greater understanding of its place in history.

  • You want to dive deep into London's past, exploring history through an up close and personal recounting of life at one of the city's most iconic historical sites.
  • You’re interested in uncovering medieval life and customs by exploring the Tower's rich history as a royal residence and prison.
  • You crave a deeper, more personalized understanding of one of Britain's most iconic landmarks.
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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. 
  • Your Context guide will provide all the essential information to ensure you fully appreciate these sections.

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.

Additional Trip-Planning Resources

A few things that pair well with this tour: 

  • A light jacket or umbrella in case the London weather decides to shift. 
  • All of your most niche and specific questions about the Tower, British history, the monarchy… Nothing is off limits!
  • Keep immersing yourself in the city’s history after the tour with a self-paced audio guide
When is the best time to visit the Tower of London?
Mornings are generally less crowded, which enhances your overall experience. With fewer people, you get 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 for walking tours. 

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 and authentic aspect to the experience. 

What happens if it rains during our tour?
Our tours are designed to go ahead, rain or shine. English weather is known for its unpredictability, so we recommend coming prepared for all conditions. Please bring layers to adjust to changing temperatures and comfortable shoes suitable for walking.
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.

Is this tour wheelchair-friendly?
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. Accessible restrooms are available at various locations within the Tower​​ complex.

Are service dogs allowed? 
Service dogs are permitted at the Tower. Please inform our team ahead of time so that we can coordinate with Tower offices.
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Great tour. Thanks!
Melissa is an expert guide and gave us a great tour of the Tower of London
Jane was fabulous! We really enjoyed our tour. She was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Our 3 teenagers were even entirely engaged. I highly recommend Jane!

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Unlock London's History with Tower of London Skip the Line Tickets on Our Guided Tour

Step back in time and explore the Tower of London with ease on our guided tour, complete with skip the line tickets for an unparalleled experience. Let our local experts lead you through this iconic fortress, revealing its secrets and stories along the way.
 
This tour is a journey of discovery, offering a deep dive into the Tower's rich history. From royal ceremonies to tales of intrigue, our guides provide engaging commentary that brings the past to life. Immerse yourself in London's cultural heritage as we explore the Tower's connections to British traditions and histories. Marvel at the Crown Jewels, walk the historic ramparts, and uncover the fascinating architecture that has stood for centuries.

Personalization is key to our tours, as we tailor the experience to match the interests and preferences of each traveler. Whether you're fascinated by medieval history or simply curious about London's landmarks, our guides ensure an enriching experience for all.

With expert guidance, hidden aspects of the Tower come to light, revealing intriguing insights and stories not found in guidebooks. Our guides are passionate about sharing their knowledge and creating memorable experiences for every visitor. Don't miss out on this exclusive opportunity to explore the Tower of London with skip the line tickets included. Book your tour today and embark on a journey through London's history like never before.

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