1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. Tower of London

Tower of London Private Guided Tour

Product ID: 50980
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Explore one of the oldest monuments in London on a 2-hour or 3-hour private tour of the Tower of London. Discover the history behind the tower’s grim reputation, including infamous beheadings and tales of torture. See the Crown Jewels, and more.
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Duration 2 - 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the ancient towers of the Tower of London, including the oldest part
  • See the priceless treasures of the Crown Jewels
  • Learn about the exotic animals kept in the Royal Menagerie
  • Go to the permanent Tower of London exhibition and learn about its role as the Mint
  • Hear stories about famous characters, such as Sir Isaac Newton
Full description
Tour the Tower of London to discover its grim history on a 2 or 3-hour private tour. Hear tales of torture and infamous beheadings. See the Crown Jewels of the royal family, and more.

Gaze at priceless treasures of the British monarchy, including the imperial State Crown, worn by HM the Queen at each State Opening of Parliament. Marvel at the gleaming diamond of the Sovereign’s Sceptre, thought to be the largest colorless cut diamond in the world.

Go to the White Tower, the oldest part of the Tower of London, to see the massive fortress built by William the Conqueror between 1070 and 1100. Designed to strike fear into unruly citizens and deter foreign invaders, the Tower is a treasure trove of history, with a number of unusual objects, including diamond-encrusted weapons and suits of armour.

Learn how the Tower was once used as a zoo, and see beautiful sculptures of exotic animals like the ones that were presented as royal gifts to be kept in the Royal Menagerie. This significant part of the Tower’s history is recreated in the Royal Beasts exhibition, with interactive displays that reveal how the animals survived in the center of London.

Finally, see the permanent Tower of London exhibition, covering the story of the Tower as a working Mint. Outdoor installations and interactive displays reveal what life was like for the people of Mint Street, and the hard work that went into producing coins for Britain.

Explore 6 key events from British history, including Isaac Newton’s efforts to rid London of counterfeiters when he was Warden of the Mint, and Edward I’s harsh punishment for people who tampered with his coins.
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What’s Not Included
  • Tickets to the Tower of London (these can be pre-booked for you, with payments made to the guides directly)

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Tower Hill Underground Station

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• Please provide your contact details, and a meeting point address prior to the tour
• Please inform the tour supplier if you would like them to pre-book your ticket
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