Tower of London

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Tower of London
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Discover London’s castle – a secure fortress, royal palace and infamous prison where you can explore 1000 years of history. Prepare to be dazzled by the breathtaking, world famous Crown Jewels. Take a Yeoman Warder tour and hear captivating stories of pain and passion, treachery and torture. Meet the famous ravens and discover why they are known as the guardians of the Tower and marvel at the imposing White Tower, a magnificent example of Normal architecture at the heart of the Tower of London.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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from HK$502.50
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The area
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Neighbourhood: City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighbourhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
How to get there
  • Tower Hill • 3 min walk
  • Tower Gateway • 4 min walk
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Sam
Cardiff, UK86 contributions
Classic London
Dec 2021
We came on Saturday morning as 2x couples (friends). We had a wonderful tour, Gary was engaging, funny, sharp as a dagger and very informative. We did the tour, saw the crown jewels, the armoury and had a coffee.

It is steeled in British history, reasonably priced and we felt very safe as social distancing and procedures were in place.
Written 5 December 2021
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lou181818
Bath, UK2,022 contributions
Interesting for all ages
Dec 2021 • Family
We booked online with ease a couple of months before going. Selected the midday slot so could arrive midday to 1.59pm. We arrived 12.20 and luckily there was a tour starting 1230. Reviews were good and it mer expectations. The Yeoman was very entertaining and informative.

The tour is almost a hour and all outside. You can then explore inside the various buildings inc seeing the Crown Jewels.

We were there 3 hours in total. If you went to the cafe or read more going around you could easily stay longer.

Lovely views of Tower Bridge and amazing buildings inside the Tower walls. Lots and lots of history, Inc horrible history!
Written 4 December 2021
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Jennifer M
5 contributions
Beefeater Dave!
Nov 2021
We had the pleasure of going around with Beefeater Dave. The man is full of knowledge and so dedicated to his service. There is an incredible amount of history in this one location and when you need to rest your feet, there are some incredible pubs across the way decorated for the holidays. We went to Traitor's Gate and talked about how great Beefeater Dave was over a pint. Cheers!
Written 4 December 2021
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nigel1Cornwall
cornwall42 contributions
Loved the tour
Nov 2021
Really loved the tour and really worth buying the Audio tour and took us about 4 hours but had lunch in the cafe.
Food was Medium
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Had lunch there and to be honest not very good
Chips was was warm and not hot
Will take a pack lunch if went again
Written 3 December 2021
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Julie W
2 contributions
Beefeater tour
Dec 2021 • Friends
We had a fabulous tour with Yeoman warder Darren Hardy! He made the experience fun and extremely interesting with his description of the events and history of the Tower. We spent hours there and fully recommend a visit... Lovely to hear Darren as he's a fellow Geordie! The gift shops aren't too expensive either 😉
Written 2 December 2021
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Tim S
42 contributions
Brilliant Day Out
Nov 2021 • Couples
We booked the 10 - 12 slot and was one of the first in. We ended up spending 3 and 1/2 hours here.
The exhibits were brilliant and the information cards were detailed.
We would recommend anyone interested in history making a visit to the Tower.
Written 1 December 2021
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chris2635
Northampton, UK12 contributions
Wonderful day out
Dec 2021 • Couples
If you can go with a beefeater especially Chris who had been in the RAF for 30 odd years go, it was a funny interesting and learnt so much. It is such a great place to visit , everyone is so helpful and it is one of the best days out. Thank you
Written 1 December 2021
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Grace T
Singapore, Singapore180 contributions
magnificent tower and fortress
Nov 2021
you can easily spend 1-2 hours here to visit the different areas of the Tower. Most of the areas are open for public and you can also join some of their guided tours if you catch the time well when you arrived.
The tower is located near to the subway so it is easy to travel there.
however, there are some places that you need to climb up the narrow spiral stairway which might be challenging for elderly
Written 30 November 2021
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Sara F
Niagara Falls, Canada17 contributions
Don’t skip the Yeoman Tour!!
Nov 2021 • Family
I highly highly highly recommend the yeoman tour. We had a tour with a Yeoman named John. Very entertaining and interesting. He mentioned the most important building as well as the most famous character stories.

The kids enjoyed the White Castle as there were armors on display and some interactive areas.
Written 30 November 2021
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Dianna B
Chicago, IL103 contributions
Can I live here? Asking for a friend
Nov 2021
My favorite attraction by far in London. I could spend all day here - listening to the audio guide and stalking each of the Yeoman Warders.

The White Chapel is in incredible condition for being 1000 years old. You can walk through, view the exhibits (some of which even interactive) and learn about the history of the first castle.

Obviously, the crown jewels are the piece de resistance. They are truly remarkable to behold in person.

The Yeoman Warders are delightful and tell the story of the Tower with great personality. They are funny, knowledgeable and take great pride in their role. After all, in order to be a warder, they had to serve over 20 years of military service.

This is a must go, and try to go in the morning when there are fewer people. Make a beeline to the crown jewels and you can see them close up.
Written 30 November 2021
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Tower of London is open:
  • Sun - Mon 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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