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What to look for at the Tower of 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...

Ravens

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!

Beefeaters

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!

Crown Jewels

The Jewel House boasts the monarchy's most exquisite treasures, including the Imperial Crown. Admission is included with your Tower of London ticket.

Execution site

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.

Ghosts

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...

Tower of London: Our Tips

How to get there?

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.

How long to visit?

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!

How much does it cost?

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!

Good to Know

  • When to visit
    9:00AM 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 there
    The 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

This was a really fun way to see the sights .

We had a great time seeing the sights this way ,the commentary was fun and informative but not too much ,and we really liked the music as we were buzzing down the Thames,please give it a go it's great fun .

London: 50-Minute River Thames Rib Boat Tour Reviewed by Julia, 10/09/2017

Light-hearted tour with knowledgeable and engaged guide

George was a friendly and approachable tour guide, he's a local and clearly cares about the neighbourhoods he's showing. Good mix of tales sprinkled in with a bit of history. We've had a pretty small group, so loads of time to chat between destinations.

London: Ghastly Ghosts 2-Hour Walking Tour Reviewed by Ingo, 10/06/2017

Best Service ever..the employees on the London eye are helpful everyti

I Like the experience and I will always going to use Big Bus in London . It stop you everywher in London and the map is easy and clear to be read. The staff are amazing . Plus, it is easier to book through the internet for the ticket.

Great way to orient someone new to London.

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable on the places we visited. He was also excellent at encouraging all of the people on the tour to participate in the fun. Don't forget to take warm clothes as the open top bus can get quite cold at night.

London by Night: 90-Minute Open Top Bus Tour Reviewed by Malcolm, 09/30/2017

Enjoyed the early VIP access with our small tour group

I loved that we could get in to the Tower before the crowd, that alone was worth it. We also got to see the opening cermony which was really special. I enjoyed that the tour group was small, this made for better one on one time with the tour guide, and helped get the full experience. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

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