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Tower of London Entrance Ticket Including Crown Jewels and Beefeater Tour

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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

Awsan A,
Jan 2018

Excellent Tour, in this historic place, buying the ticket in advance save you from waiting in the queue.

Timothy D,
Jan 2018

Fantastic in every way!!

Barry L,
Jan 2018

Great place to visit. Allow time to see it all. Also when you finish walk up the hill to All Hallows church. It has an interesting
History and a crypt to explore.

Deann H,
Feb 2018

The tower of London is a great place to visit. You can easily spend a half day here exploring. I would mention that we still had to go to a ticket booth to pick up an actual ticket before entering and the crown jewels and Beefeater tours are included with any ticket you purchase.
Do take time to do one of the Beefeater tours as they are quite funny and do a great job of explaining the history of the Tower.

Kelly C,
Feb 2018

It's a good trip and would recommend people to do it. Plan it so you arrive at the time of the public tours and that is great and learn some much of the history.

Elizabeth T,
Jan 2018

We had a lot of fun on this tour. The guided tour at the start is a must see, we had a fabulously entertaining guide.
The whole place is very insightful and interesting. Unfortunately didn’t have time to do the Crown Jewels but we got around everything else. Lots of of little exhibits and rooms.

Roslyn B,
Jan 2018

Sorry I dont want to write a review

Condiff,
Jan 2018

It was a great way to see the grounds!

Heather B,
Jan 2018

Very interesting tour lots to see and the Beefeater guide was a real character had us laughing at his historical history stories.
The Crown Jewels are not to be missed. We have had a return visit in 2016 and and since our 2014 visit there have been improvements to displays.
Most tourist attractions were easy to get to by train, public transport is very good in London. Buy an Oyster Card for easy commutes.
The restaurants at the Tower of London were very good, but had to wait for a table as it was crowded. We spent about three hours there, we also visited the Tower Bridge.

Jacqueline P,
Feb 2018

Was great but weren't directed to where to get the beefeater tour so make sure you ask. We just wandered around, so that was great too.... and the jewels.... amazing, had to go through the moving walkway several times.... amazing!