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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

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

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

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

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

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...

Our insider 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 should I 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.
  • Is it expensive?
    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 information
    *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

Good option to see the big ticket sights

Gets u round London but does take a while to get through traffic so expect to cover 2 to 3 places a day at a push

Lovely river cruise with option to hop on/off

Lovely relaxing river cruise with some local facts and history superbly delivered by the crew who state they are not your guides but are equally knowledgeable and Whitty.

London: Westminster to St. Katharine 's Circular Cruise Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 03/25/2019

I really loved the idea of getting a general view of pinpoints!

Great for looking at the most famous sites in central London. If you don’t know what to do, start off with this tour. This tour will introduce you to the places you will want to see, starting with , of course, the London eye, all the bridges and their stories, the “ugliest building” (theatre), the ship, Tower bridge, Shakespeare globe and of course ending at St Katherine’s pier. This trip will give you ideas of what to do for sure!!!

Fantastic trip, would recommend to anyone.

This trip was awesome, time was limited but that is what you would expect with what you are travelling to see. Lunch pack was very enjoyable. Sights were breathtaking. Our tour guide Sandy was brilliant, so informative and answered all our questions and our driver was top notch as well getting us around everywhere and on time. Very very worthwhile tour l would recommend totally

I recommend because, it is an efficient way to see and experience se

I recommend because, it is an efficient way to experience these attractions. Because the Tower is early access, literally you avoid the long lines and have the private access. Enjoy :)

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