Tower of London
Tower of London
4.5
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9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
The Tower of London is a 1,000 year old castle that protects the Crown Jewels. Throughout its long history, it was a secure fortress, a royal palace, and an infamous prison. Kings and queens demonstrated their power from here, shaping society and influencing our world. Today within the walls of this mighty fortress you can see the spectacular displays of the Jewel House, the Tower’s Mint and the Royal Armouries (including the armours of Henry VIII). Meet the Yeoman Warders, who have guarded this castle for centuries, and the Tower’s symbolic guardians – the Ravens.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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The area
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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  • Brian M
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historic and Inspirig
    So much history- but take the Beafeater Tour to see sights. Crown Jewels, Ravens, and even the moat. Nad then just wander along the River bank and view Towewr Bridge
    Visited August 2022
    Written 3 March 2023
  • neil a
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting
    Fascinating. Only wished I could have stayed longer than the 2 hours I had allowed. I used the audio tour, but personally found it better without the headphones, as there is enough information everywhere and I felt I could soak up the atmosphere better.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 11 March 2023
  • Susan T
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tower of London tour
    Had the absolute pleasure yesterday (11th March) to join the tour lead by Beey409. What a star! Brilliantly funny, informative and exceptional people skills. He made our day at the tower. Thank you for a marvellous experience.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 March 2023
  • Ptanau
    Melbourne, Australia116 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good history lession
    An afternoon trip to the tower of london was good to be exposed to some English royal history. The line to the crown jewels was really really long so we had to skip it. Probably best to visit first thing in the morning rather than after lunch
    Visited March 2023
    Written 14 March 2023
  • brandreth16
    286 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Looks expensive, but when you add up what you get for your money, I think it's good value.
    You get a site tour, the crown jewels, the White Tower, a museum, a church, the walls walk and the ravens. I last visited 10 years ago and was concerned the tour guides might have gone 'woke' over the years - no way. The Yeoman Warders are just as 'salty' and humorous as they were in 2013. And they are also informative. The easily offended may force themselves to be offended, but the crowd reaction underlined that he (Scott Kelly) hit the right notes for his audience. If you've got the time to spare (I was there for 4 hours - and I don't dawdle) get yourself along to the Tower. Great place.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 16 March 2023
  • Deborah C
    Andalucia, Spain16 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beefeater tour gives great insights
    Incredible to think the White Tower has been standing for over 1,000 years. We had an early tour with a Beefeater. Our Yeoman was Shady Lane with just the right amount of humour and lots of knowledge. An important aspect of London history, not to be missed.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 16 March 2023
  • Paul Trudgian
    Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ceremony of the Keys
    Very grateful . I'm training to be a blue badge guide and Simon was really helpful during the day and Daz was really entertaining for the ceremony. Had the best day . All the yeoman warders & staff were exemplary in their professionalism & helpfulness . My Tower exam is tomorrow so I couldn't have had a better preparation
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 17 March 2023
  • SouthwesternGirl75
    Denver, Colorado23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun Day and the Tower
    What a wonderful day at the Tower of London! This was by far my favorite place to visit. It is filled with interesting history and fascinating stories. It is the prefect spot for the entire family or any group. They have interactive museum exhibits for the younger children to help engage in the content, along with plenty of video narration for those who want to keep a brisk pace. I would definitely recommend purchasing the audio guide which will set you back about 5 pounds. Note- this is a tower and so there are steps stairs everywhere.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 March 2023
  • Frqflier
    Brooklyn, New York556 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gave it a 'Very Good' Because I Felt Giving an Iconic Place Less Than That!
    Expensive. I think it was like 29 pounds to walk around and see the jewels. Obviously lots of history there. But a long queue for the jewels. Strangely for me and my wife the ravens were pretty interesting! Glad we went, but still an expensive afternoon there.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 22 March 2023
  • Angela
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth the time and money
    We learned so much and our tour with Yeoman Darren Hardy was the highlight. Informative and funny bringing the often gruesome history to life. So make sure to take the tour which is included in the entrance price. Taking the time to see the Crown Jewels is also a must.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 March 2023
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Rover60420413211
Leicester, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Always wanted to get here. The tower was magnifient and I couldn't get enough of it. Truly a highlight of our trip to London thanks to my darling.
Written 1 March 2024
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katpuss
Workington, UK158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First time visiting here, but won't be the last.
We didn't pre book our tickets and when we arrived about 9:10am there was no crowds or long queues.

Other reviews suggested going straight to see the Crown jewels. Again no crowds and we got to see the jewels without having to jostle to get to see them and at our own pace.
We then joined beefeater tour. I think the guide was called Mandy, she was very informative and kept everyone interested even the youngest in the tour. We found all of the staff and yeoman friendly and helpful.

We loved the ravens who appeared to love the visitors and made themselves known to us with vocal displays.
I have walking difficulties but found I could access most area's of the tower.
We will visit again.
Written 1 March 2024
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Donna A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
I used the audio guide, $5 on-site. It was very helpful, so I did a self-guided tour. There’s a lot of history there to learn. If you choose to take the Beefeater Tour, they are very animated and it appeared to be a lot of fun.
Written 29 February 2024
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Judy D
Myrtle Beach, SC1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Great to see the crown jewels in all their glory.
Beautiful buildings but the highlight was the Beefeater tour. Scott, Beefeater #409 was very knowledgable with an incredible memory for all the facts, but made it fun for adults and kids. We could have listened to him for much longer. Loved the raven garden and taking our time walking through the Tower. February was a great time to visit with no crowds.
Written 28 February 2024
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Mary Jo M
Pittsfield, MA147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Our group ranged from age 17- 54 and we all enjoyed this visit and tour. Tour guide was funny and engaging. Seeing the Crown Jewels was amazing. We visited in February so we avoided crowds and when we missed our 10:30 am ticket time, they were accommodated our late arrival. This is a must see for any first visit to London.
Written 26 February 2024
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Vacationer812093
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Great history beefeaters great storytelling. No lines or huge crowds on a Monday opening entry. No lines for crown jewels exhibit. 2 hours was sufficient.
Written 26 February 2024
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R847EKjoshb
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
This historical Place is such lovely and it a very good place to bring your family during the weekend thank you for the good experience and we will certainly be back
Written 26 February 2024
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smallworld7354
Wellesbourne, UK37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent visit. Beefeater tour was informative & amusing. Toilets are free, not 50p as the ones outside charge!
Vegan options in the cafe were good, & it wasn’t busy for us. I’m getting a bit old for narrow winding stairs but took my time! We didn’t see everything which is why I’m giving it 4 out of 5. Crown Jewels beautiful to see but also problematic with some of the history.
Expensive for us as we didn’t stay all day & visit everything due to other plans but we found it so interesting & will revisit in a year or so.
Written 25 February 2024
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Ace
14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Good: we had pre booked £1 tickets. Queue to collect these moved quick and then no queue to enter the site. Brilliant with 3 kids in tow. Crown Jewels excellent. Needs travelators in a few more spots as some people are just incredibly selfish and rude. White Tower excellent. Lots to see, well organised and plenty of interactive kids activities to break up the reading and walking. Toilet situation was no issue...no big queues as we were expecting and well placed around the site.
Disappointing: ravens in a cage. What a let down. Spent 2 mins there. Bloody Tower...good graphics and storytelling but not much to actually see here and could see was boring for younger kids. Same for Torture at the Tower. We were in there 10 mins at the most.
Terrible: Beauchamp Tower. Panic inducing crush of people in a tiny space trying to get out of the rain. One way in one way out and zero staff managing the situation. Cafe. Oh my god it was a nightmare. Not enough seating. Tables packed together with little space. School parties and families just taking over entire sections so that lots of seats were singles and you couldn't get to them. And the prices! Was almost £60 for 2 kids plates (schnitzel and fries), one burger, one kids plain ham sandwich. One cookie to share and 4 cans of pop. A can of pop was £4 alone. Just absolutely shocking. Our £1 tickets did qualify us for discount but beware this is not on all items. We went on a rainy day and while there is nothing we can do about the weather and we were prepared for this in terms of clothing etc, it spoiled the day. Slippy cobbles, slippy stairs, everyone wanting to cram indoors rather than wander about outside, nothing happening outside, everyone wet and miserable. Such a shame.
We were only able to do this trip as we qualified for cheap tickets. The prices would otherwise have been prohibitive for us. We avoided the gift shops after experiencing the cafe. I am pleased my children were able to experience the Tower of London even if there were elements that were disappointing and so I am grateful the offer exists, however for anyone else thinking this will make the visit accessible to them.....take in your own food. Try and pick a day that will be dry! Impossible in this country I know but a picnic outside would have made our day much more enjoyable. If you have young kids do White Tower somewhere in the middle of your day as there are lots of little games for them to try and it breaks up all the reading and climbing. I think there could be more interactive educational bits like this as someone else has said.
Written 24 February 2024
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sofmen7
Buenos Aires, Argentina258 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
I entered this place to see the tower where St Thomas More was imprisoned and his relics. The tower is not accessible to the public and is used as a private residence. The tomb of St Thomas More is in the Chapel, but in a closed room that nobody can access. The ticket is only worth to see the few jewels of English Monarchs, if you are interested on that.
Written 24 February 2024
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