Visit the Tower of London and see the famous building that has served as a fortress, palace, and prison.
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Top sights in London
Few buildings have played a more pivotal role in London's history than its Tower. Boasting a millenium's worth of treacherous tales and host to the exquisite Crown Jewels, it survives as one of the UK's most popular tourist attractions. Keep an eye out for these...
Fun fact: If the ravens ever leave the Tower then it'll fall down! OK, perhaps "fact" isn't the word, but these birds are so important that they even have a designated guard!
The Tower of London guards are commonly known as Beefeaters, and they're more guides than guards these days. Call them Yeoman Warders instead for preferential treatment!
The Jewel House boasts the monarchy's most exquisite treasures, including the Imperial Crown. Admission is included with your Tower of London ticket.
Despite the Tower's grisly reputation, there were relatively few executions. Most of the heads rolled on Tower Hill to the north, where the old scaffold site is commemorated.
OK, this is a tough one, but some famous apparitions include Anne Boleyn and Henry VI! Sightings have dwindled recently, leading to the belief that ghosts don't like tourists...
Near Tower Bridge, the Tower of London's nearest Tube station is Tower Hill on the District and Circle lines. It can also be reached by taking the DLR to Tower Gateway.
There are 12 acres and a lot to see within the walls of the Tower of London. History buffs could easily spend a full day there! Although you could feasibly rush through it in three hours, we'd recommend setting aside at least six to do an official Beefeater tour. Some areas, such as the chapel, can't be accessed any other way!
Tower of London tickets normally cost £22 (with concessions available). However, admission is also included with the London Pass, which comes with the added bonus of not having to queue!
- When to visit9:00AM to 5:30PM in the high season (March 1st through October 31st), 9:00AM to 4:30PM in the low season (November 1st through February 28th). On Sundays and Mondays, it's open from 10:00AM.
- What is the price?Entry tickets are around £22.
- Will I need a guide?It will definitely help. It's worth checking out these best-selling tours: http://www.getyourguide.com/s/?q=Tower%20Of%20London
- How to get thereThe District and Circle lines on the Tube, as well as the DLR, lead to Tower Hill and Tower Gateway stations respectively.
- Additional tips*Be careful if it has been raining - some surfaces could be slippery. *Wear good shoes, as you will be climbing quite a lot of stairs and walking on some uneven surfaces.
What People Are Saying About Tower Of London
Excellent value for money. We had a very good guide who was both entertaining and informative. We extended our trip to take us to the Thames barrier before getting off at Greenwich. Forget the faster boats, a slower one with a good guide allows you to appreciate all the sites on the journey.
Great tour with lovely guys (sorry can not remember your names but think it was Danny and Tony? 1pm Sunday 18th. Really enjoyed, nice light but still informative commentary and lived the music as we raced down the Thames. My only comment is there should be more music while racing along!
Adequate boat with enough seating although indoor seating was hot due to the extraordinarily hot day. Guide spoke well, was informed and entertaining but because we were on a Mike system indoors, he spoke quickly and the accent was a wee bit hard to understand at times.
Was great got to see a lot in short time. We had London pass + Oyster card, I hardly raccomand it.
It was the perfect amount of time in each location. The coach was very comfortable.