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Tower of London Tours

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From medieval torture to grim executions and infamous royal prisoners, the Tower of London has long found itself at the center of the city's dark history. Built by William the Conqueror in 1066, the historic castle has served as a Royal Menagerie, Her Majesty's prison, an execution site, a royal observatory, a Royal Mint, and a military storehouse over the course of its existence.

The Basics
Today, the tower famously displays the Crown Jewels (which include the Imperial State Crown) and holds centuries of history within its walls, drawing travelers from near and far. It remains guarded by members of the Royal Bodyguards, known as Beefeaters. Visitors can admire the Royal Armouries in the White Tower, walk along the battlements, and see where Anne Boleyn was executed by order of Henry VIII. The popular Torture at the Tower exhibit, the Coins and Kings exhibit at the Royal Mint, the Fusilier Museum, and the Line of Kings all shed light on the tower's history.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • This is an incredibly popular London attraction, so it's recommended that you buy your ticket or book your tour in advance.
  • Choose an early-access tour to beat the crowds, or combine your trip with visits to other top London sites.
  • Special events, medieval reenactments, and family activities are held at the tower throughout the year.

How to Get to the Tower of London
The tower is located at the north end of the Tower Bridge on London's Thames River waterfront. The closest tube station is Tower Hill via the Circle and District lines.

When to Get There
The tower is open March to October from 9am to 5:30pm (Sunday and Monday from 10am) and November to February from 9am to 4:30pm (Sunday and Monday from 10am). Due to its popularity, queues can get long, especially in the afternoon—visiting first thing in the morning is your best bet to avoid crowds.

Unlocking the Tower's Secrets
The tower's wildly entertaining Beefeaters, or Yeoman Warders, share stories and secrets on the widely recommended Beefeater tour. Learn fun facts such as how six ravens are kept at the Tower of London at all times, and how legend has it that if they ever leave, the tower will fall. There's even a "raven master" tasked with looking after them and a seventh raven on hand just in case. Tours begin every 30 minutes.

Address: Tower Hill, London EC3N 4AB, England
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The London Showboat Dinner Cruise on the Thames River

The London Showboat Dinner Cruise on the Thames River

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Enjoy a memorable evening of food, wine, and entertainment on this showboat dinner cruise on the Thames River in London. Feast on a 4-course dinner aboard your sightseeing boat as you sail past London attractions such as the Tower of London, the London Eye, and Tower Bridge, all illuminated at night. While you eat and admire the sights, enjoy live entertainment from a cabaret singer, and, if you wish, take to the dance floor.
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  • 3 hours
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Best of London Including Tower of London, Changing of the Guard, with a Cream Tea or London Eye Upgrade

Best of London Including Tower of London, Changing of the Guard, with a Cream Tea or London Eye Upgrade

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See the English capital’s top landmarks on this most comprehensive of London magical tours. Take a tour of beautiful St Paul’s Cathedral, then make a photo stop at Westminster Abbey. Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace and visit the Tower of London, where you'll have free time for lunch (own expense). Enjoy an extended river sightseeing cruise, and upgrade to cap everything with a London Eye flight or cream tea at Harrods.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The Total London Experience Tour on Christmas Eve

The Total London Experience Tour on Christmas Eve

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Experience the magic of London on Christmas Eve by going on a Total London Experience tour. You’ll take the stress out of waiting in Christmas shopper crowds for public transport, and instead travel in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle. Save time and see multiple dispersed sites in one trip such as St Paul’s Cathedral, London Eye, Buckingham Palace, and Horse Guards Parade.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Tower of London and Afternoon Tea at Westminster Abbey by Vintage Bus

Tower of London and Afternoon Tea at Westminster Abbey by Vintage Bus

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Hop aboard a vintage double-decker Routemaster bus and travel in style across London. Uncover the city’s royal secrets and history with a guided tour from a White Tower Warden at Tower of London with time to explore at your leisure and see the Crown Jewels. After passing St. Paul’s Cathedral, London Eye, Tower Bridge, and Shakespeare’s Globe, stop for a bite to eat at Borough Market. Then head to Westminster Abbey, where William and Kate were married. Receive a guided tour of the Abbey before you're treated to a scrumptious afternoon tea with all the trimmings at the Abbey’s Cellarium Café.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Tour: Traditional Black Cab Tour of London's Hidden Treasures

Private Tour: Traditional Black Cab Tour of London's Hidden Treasures

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Check off London’s most famous landmarks and lesser-known sights on this private, half-day tour. Travel around the English capital in an iconic black cab and pass by the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and other top attractions. Then, head off the beaten path in search of Henry VIII’s cowshed, Winston Churchill’s cigar chair, and other quirky sights.
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  • 4 hours
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River Thames Fast RIB-Boat Experience in London

River Thames Fast RIB-Boat Experience in London

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Ideal for those with an appetite for adrenaline, this 1-hour fast boat experience on the Thames River is sure to get your heart racing. See London’s sights the alternative way as you enjoy a leisurely cruise past Tower Bridge, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye — giving you plenty of time to capture photographs and relax. Then, once you reach the fast zone, you’ll accelerate to a high velocity and listen to exhilarating music.
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  • 50 minutes
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London Evening Bike Tour

London Evening Bike Tour

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Experience London beneath the atmospheric cloak of evening on a sunset bicycle tour with a knowledgeable guide. Discover all of the English capital’s iconic landmarks as you cycle at a leisurely pace past Big Ben, the London Eye, and the Houses of Parliament. Marvel at the illuminated majesty of Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. Gain fascinating insight into the city’s intriguing historical heritage and receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour.
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  • 4 hours
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Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter & Guided Tour of London

Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter & Guided Tour of London

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Combine a visit to the fantastic Warner Bros Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, with an evening tour around the famous sites of our awe inspiring and majestic capital city of London.
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  • 10 hours
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Thames Rockets Sunset London Speedboat Experience

Thames Rockets Sunset London Speedboat Experience

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Nights are made for chilling and chatting, and Thames Rockets renowned guides love nothing more than showing you the river when all the other boats have disappeared, and with just the winding Thames and London’s romantic sights between you and the sunset, you’ll feel like the most important people in town. With only the very best hand-picked guides at your service, you’ll soon be giggling past the Gherkin and tittering by the Tower. As Tower Bridge cruises into view hold on tight as your expert skipper opens the throttles and rockets you down the river! Find out why they're famous for their speedboat experiences as you twist and turn through Canary Wharf and listen to a medley of all the latest hits! This high speed ride is sure to take your breath away, so once back to Tower Bridge you'll receive a seasonal drink to calm your nerves and bobble back to the London Eye feeling fired up.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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20 minute Tower Millennium Pier Speedboat Blast Loop

20 minute Tower Millennium Pier Speedboat Blast Loop

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Combine sightseeing with high-octane thrills on a Thames River speedboat cruise, the ideal choice for adrenaline junkies. On a RIB (rigid inflatable boat), soar past London landmarks such as Tower Bridge, The Shard, and HMS Belfast at full throttle, and slow down intermittently to listen to comic commentary. Select from two duration times—the longer option also includes views of the iconic O2 Arena and double the exhilarating twists and turns.
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  • 20 minutes
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Private Tour: Traditional Black Cab Tour of London’s Christmas Lights

Private Tour: Traditional Black Cab Tour of London’s Christmas Lights

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See London’s Christmas lights in style on this private tour by black cab. Cruise past top London sights and jump out for a stroll down the city's bustling shopping streets. Marvel at glitzy illuminations, twinkling lights, and extravagantly decorated shop windows in upmarket neighborhoods such as Belgravia and Chelsea, and see the iconic Oxford Street Christmas light displays. Receive undivided attention from your guide on this private tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London

High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London

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Let your adrenaline levels go through the roof during a white-knuckle ride on the Thames River. Climb aboard a modern RIB (rigid-inflatable-boat) and satisfy an appetite for adventure as you soar past iconic landmarks like Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the London Eye. Enrich your knowledge of English history as you listen to illuminating onboard commentary, and experience the exhilaration of super-fast speeds up to 35 miles (56 km). Enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.
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  • 50 minutes
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Royal London Walking Tour: Early Access Tower of London & Changing of The Guard

Royal London Walking Tour: Early Access Tower of London & Changing of The Guard

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Discover London’s royal history and sights on a London tour by foot and boat. Start with an early access visit to the Tower of London to see the opening ceremony and Crown Jewels without the usual daytime crowds. Then, take to the water on a half-hour River Thames sightseeing cruise. Stroll to Horse Guard’s Parade or Buckingham Palace to see the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony, and learn all about the British Royal Family from a knowledgeable local guide.
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  • 4 hours
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Total London Experience with London Eye, Tower of London, St Paul's

Total London Experience with London Eye, Tower of London, St Paul's

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Visit some of London's most iconic landmarks on this full-day tour, including a Thames River cruise and a ride on the famous London Eye. Take a tour of St. Paul’s Cathedral and admire panoramic views of the capital from your air-conditioned coach. There’s a chance to get a taste of Royal London too, as you tour the notorious Tower of London, view the Crown Jewels and watch the traditional Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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London in One Day Sightseeing Tour Including Tower of London, Changing of the Guard with Optional London Eye Upgrade

London in One Day Sightseeing Tour Including Tower of London, Changing of the Guard with Optional London Eye Upgrade

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Get to know London in one day on this sight-packed, full-day tour with a guide. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, see top London attractions such as Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, and enjoy fast-track entry and a guided tour of St. Paul's Cathedral. Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, and then visit the Tower of London. Break for a pub lunch, and receive a ticket for a Thames River sightseeing cruise to use after your tour or another day. For a bird's-eye view of the city, upgrade to include a ticket for the London Eye in the evening.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Luxury 6 Course Bus Dining Experience Through London

Luxury 6 Course Bus Dining Experience Through London

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Couple your London sightseeing with a special gourmet meal aboard this one-of-a-kind bus tour. Over the course of several hours, enjoy a refined, 6-course meal, and upgrade for wine pairings. As you dine, travel across the city: glimpse highlights ranging from the Houses of Parliament and Trafalgar Square to the Tower of London as you go.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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London in a Day Private Custom Tour

London in a Day Private Custom Tour

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Discover the spectacular sights of London according to your own personal itinerary on a private custom tour of the vibrant capital with a knowledgeable guide. Opt to enjoy a half- or full-day tour and customize your itinerary according to your cultural and historical interests. Allow your expert guide to pre-plan logistics like public transportation and reservations, and then delve into the capital’s rich history by listening to illuminating commentary. See iconic attractions like Big Ben and the Tower of London, and stray from the conventional tourist trail for a unique experience of London.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Easy Access Tower of London & Crown Jewels with Tower Bridge Tour

Easy Access Tower of London & Crown Jewels with Tower Bridge Tour

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Experience the remarkable architecture and age-old traditions of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge on a 3-hour walking tour of historic London. Arrive early to view the official opening ceremony of the Tower of London Beefeaters, take a peek at the Crown Jewels before the crowds arrive, then tour the legendary White Tower and hear the tales of torture and execution that the Tower is notorious for. Finally, head to the Tower Bridge Exhibition, where you can learn about the 120-year-old bridge and enjoy panoramic views over London.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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London Super Saver: Royal Walking Tour Including Tower of London and Changing of the Guard plus London Highlights

London Super Saver: Royal Walking Tour Including Tower of London and Changing of the Guard plus London Highlights

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See the royal sights of London and save money at the same time on this day-long Super Saver tour—a combination of two popular sightseeing experiences. Start with early access to the Tower of London, and then take a cruise along the Thames River to central London to see the Changing of the Guard ceremony. In the morning, enjoy a royal-themed walking tour that takes in sights of Buckingham Palace and Big Ben.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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Private Tour, Tower of London

Private Tour, Tower of London

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The medieval Tower of London is widely considered among London’s top attractions, but exploring independently means missing the hidden secrets behind the priceless treasures it holds. On this tour, explore the tower as your guide brings its history to life. Along the way, meet the ravens guarding the tower, and discover must-see sites including the Jewel House and the White Tower.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$283.40
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Private London Electric Black Cab Highlights Tour

Private London Electric Black Cab Highlights Tour

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Experience the major attractions of London with the benefit of a private half-day tour by electric-powered black cab. Personalize the itinerary to see top destinations such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament, stopping for about 10 minutes at each essential sight. Your driver-guide shares insightful commentary, and provides hotel pickup and drop-off in central London.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$204.16
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Private Guided and Chauffered Tour of London

Private Guided and Chauffered Tour of London

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Make like a VIP in London with a private guide, personal chauffeur, and an itinerary tailor-made for you. Choose between a 3- or 6-hour tour and admire landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and the Tower of London; hit the shops at Harrods or Oxford Street; or explore the local neighborhoods. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$432.14
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London Super Saver: London City Sightseeing Including Tower of London plus Jack the Ripper and Ghost Walking Tour

London Super Saver: London City Sightseeing Including Tower of London plus Jack the Ripper and Ghost Walking Tour

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Experience some of London’s most spectacular and spine-chilling sights on a full-day Super Saver tour; enjoy two popular tours and pay a discounted price to maximize your time in England’s captivating capital. Gaze at legendary landmarks like St Paul’s Cathedral and Trafalgar Square on an afternoon tour of the city then set out on a Jack the Ripper and Ghost tour to discover London’s turbulent and terrifying past. Feel the unnerving atmosphere of Theatre Royal Drury Lane, the city’s most haunted theater, and tremble as you listen to the violent tales of Jack the Ripper’s bloody reign.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$146.83
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Private Custom Tour: Half Day Sightseeing Tour of London

Private Custom Tour: Half Day Sightseeing Tour of London

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Don’t visit London landmarks and listen to commentary that doesn’t interest you—set your own itinerary and explore London your way on this private tour of England’s capital. Tick off all of the attractions of your personal checklist and take advantage of your private guide’s local insight by visiting hidden gems and unknown corners of the city. Choose the start time and meeting point of your tour and receive the undivided attention of your guide throughout.  
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$378.37
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