- 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.
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.
Following a degree in environmental sciences, Tim became a professional actor and musician working in and around London for many years. So whether it's art galleries, theatre, popular music or science and technology that interests you, Tim is a great companion. . More recently he has been bringing history to life playing historical characters ranging from Charles Dickens to Michael Faraday, Astronomer Royals and Bob Lyons the Rolls Royce engineer at sites across London; including the Science Museum in South Kensington, the Royal Observatory Greenwich and the Museum of London.
Lesley has lived and worked in London for over 25 years. Following a successful career in telecommunications she decided to retrain as a Blue Badge Guide in order to share her enthusiasm for London’s unique history and culture with visitors to the city. She loves to entertain clients with both interesting facts and fascinating stories and is passionate about English Literature, royal connections and royal palaces. She enjoys showing visitors some of the ‘hidden gems’ of London, such as Greenwich, London Parks and vibrant urban areas such as Shoreditch and Spitalfields, as well as the many wonderful tourists sites such as Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London.
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