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Tower of London Entrance Ticket Including Crown Jewels and Beefeater Tour

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London
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Overview

At a glance
Category: Museums & Attractions
Duration: 1 day
Highlights
All entrance fees included
Ideal choice for families
Description
Make your own way to the Tower of London on the banks of the Thames River. With your entrance ticket, Bypass the long lines at the main ticket office, and head through the group entrance and security into this imposing palace-fortress.

Built by William the Conqueror in 1066, the Tower has a dark 1,000-year history as a royal palace, prison and execution place, as well as a royal mint and armoury. Today, it still stores the British monarch’s Crown Jewels, just as it has done since 1303.

Once inside, explore independently or choose to take an optional audio-guided tour (own expense) or complimentary tour led by a Yeoman Warder or ‘Beefeater’, one of the ceremonial guards. The 1-hour Yeoman-led tours leave from inside the entrance every 30 minutes until the mid-afternoon, and offer a compelling insight into the tower’s history and sites.

See the brooding ravens as you walk around and be swept up by the grim but fascinating stories of the turrets, chambers and buildings around you. Visit the main, White Tower, to see its Royal Armouries exhibits, and enter the Bloody Tower, reputed to be where the ‘Princes in the Tower’ were murdered by an unknown hand in around 1483.

See Traitors’ Gate, through which the arrested Anne Boleyn was brought by boat from the Thames River. Then, walk to Tower Green where she was beheaded in 1536 on the orders of Henry VII, and where a string of monarchs and traitors also met a grisly end.

Step back to Tudor times at the Medieval Palace, where recreated medieval interiors detail comfortable lifestyles of Tudor monarchs such as Henry VIII, and stretch your legs with a Wall Walk, strolling along the massive encircling walls to discover more sites.

Lastly, don’t miss the Crown Jewels, the royal regalia and gems that symbolize the British monarchy. Join the separate queue to gaze at these sparkling exhibits, including St Edward’s Crown, used at coronations since 1661, and the legendary Koh-i-Noor diamond, the 105.6-carat diamond given to Queen Victoria in 1849.

Having explored as much as you wish, take your leave and make your own way back home or to your hotel.

Royal Palaces Pass Upgrade
Want to uncover more of London’s fascinating royal history? Then, upgrade to a Royal Palaces Pass that gives you a priority entrance ticket to the Tower of London together with admission to London’s Hampton Court Palace and gardens, and Kensington Palace, the former royal home of Queen Victoria and Princess Diana.

Your Royal Palaces Pass entitles you to one visit to each of the three attractions and is valid for two years, so you’ll have plenty of freedom to experience each site and discover its enthralling past at your leisure.
Inclusions
Tower of London entrance ticket
Access to the Tower and Crown Jewels display
Yeoman Warder 'Beefeater' guided tour and talk
Gratuities (optional)
Audio-guided tour (approx. £4)

Location

Meeting point
The Tower of London is located at the eastern boundary of the City of London, adjacent to the River Thames and Tower Bridge.

Reviews

Apr 2018

This was the best! The Beefeaters have the knowledge and tell the stories with such zeal and zest! I would say that anyone that doe not pay for the entire experience is truely missing out on the details that are what you go for.

Apr 2018

Awesome place, make sure to take the tour with the guards.

Apr 2018

Great tour, but my recommendation is to get there early and head straight for the Crown Jewels before a line forms.

Apr 2018

Wonderful tour

Mar 2018

We really enjoyed touring the Tower of London and taking in all of the history that is there. The Beefeater tour was great. John was our guide and he is very knowledgable and made the tour so interesting!

Mar 2018

Beefeater tour was hilarious and made the trip to Tower of London memorable. The tour is the only way to access the chapel there and afterwards you can see the Crown Jewels and the rest of the fortress on your own.

Mar 2018

Riveting historical location! A must see in London! Beefeaters guides add to the experience.

Mar 2018

The castle is incredible! Imagine you walking in a castle of almost a thousand years!

Apr 2018

This was great - very straightforward and easy to pickup our tickets. You are on your own to look around. We waited about 30 minutes in line to see the crown jewels. We did not do the Beefeater tour as it was outside and raining very steadily.

Mar 2018

Really enjoyed the Beefeater Tour. That was the highlight of The Tower.

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