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Private Tour: London Walking Tour of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge

31 reviews
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London
| 3 hours

Overview

At a glance
Category: Tours
Duration: 3 hours
Highlights
Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Enjoy fantastic aerial views
Led by an art historian
All entrance fees included
Description
The Tower of London is Europe's best preserved medieval fortress, and one of London's oldest buildings. It was established by William the Conqueror in 1067, and over the centuries many members of royalty and the aristocracy have lost their lives here.

Accompanied by your private guide, you'll visit the Jewel House containing the Crown Jewels, the White Tower and Chapel of St. John, one of the purest expressions of Norman architecture. You'll gain incredible insights into the Tower's architecture and history on this private walking tour, with ceremony and tradition provided by the Yeomen Warden who parade daily at 11am in the Inner Ward.

Just down river from the Tower is Tower Bridge, a famous London landmark built between 1886 and 1894. The view from the towers provides a wonderful panorama of London, all the way down river to Greenwich and Canary Wharf.

This in-depth private walking tour of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge is hosted by an expert guide specializing in art history. Please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) at the time of booking to alert your guide, so they can prepare for your private tour.
Inclusions
Entrance fees
Private tour
Walking tour
Professional art historian guide
Gratuities (optional)
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Location

Meeting point
Tour departs from Tower of London

Reviews

Aug 2015

We loved it. The guide was very informative and the tour was amazing. I highly recommend it.

Aug 2015

Our guide was very knowledgeable and full of energy. We toured the grounds and the Tower and saw the Crown Jewels, of course. We also walked across the Tower Bridge.

Jul 2015

Great tour with knowledgable guide enjoyed it immensely

Jul 2015

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable

Jun 2015

Our guide was very knowledgable and fun!

Nov 2017

kind of overpriced for what you get. just sayin'

Oct 2015

Anthony was our tour guide for the day- and he did an exceptional job informing me and my husband the ins and outs of the tower and the bridge. Anthony stated was retired and this was what he did to get out of the house a few days a week. Not a bad choice indeed.
The tour was 4 hours long and all of it was on your feet...and up windy staircases and on unleveled pavement and cobblestone...so be sure to wear comfortable shoes and always be prepared for rain. The weather changes so quickly in London, just always travel with an umbrella or rain jacket. You never know when the weather will change.
One thing I was hoping because we were with a private guide...was that we could avoid waiting in the long lines. Nope. We had to stand in line with everyone else. The only benefit with the private guide was that you got extra information about some of the exhibits. Our guide did a nice job...but I don't think it would be any different than if you did it on your own.

Aug 2015

Our guide was average, at best.

Jan 2017

Tour guide was late, then had to wait in line to get tickets!! Spent 30 minutes outside the Tower of London talking about the walls while This was a terrible tour, waste of money. She was 10 minutes late, and then she still had to wait in line to get tickets. We stood outside the Tower of London as she told us about the walls while thousand of others went in ahead of us. We entered just after 11 tour was to start at 10 am. Line was very long to the crown jewels so she suggested that we skip it. Later the line was longer, so we never sat the jewels!
Rest of tour was poor to average. She had very low energy. She wasn't able to make the tour interesting. I have been to the Tower before and the audio tour was much better.
She ended the tour at 1PM, 30 minutes early. She didn't take us to the Tower bridge.

Jul 2015

boring tour guide!

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