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Tower of London

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Address: Tower Hill, London EC3N 4AB, England
Phone Number: +44 870 756 6060
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Ice skating
Description: One of London's most famous landmarks, the historic Tower houses the Crown...
One of London's most famous landmarks, the historic Tower houses the Crown Jewels, the prison cell of Sir Walter Raleigh, known as the Bloody Tower, and the Chapel of St. John and the Royal Armories.
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Such a let down for such a fantastic historical sight

I am really interested in Tudor history, particularly Anne Boleyn so I was so excited to be going to the Tower of London to see for myself the place where so many amazing things... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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Leicester, England, United Kingdom

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I am really interested in Tudor history, particularly Anne Boleyn so I was so excited to be going to the Tower of London to see for myself the place where so many amazing things happened in history. I was however really disappointed at the poor effort curation and research that I saw. The main 2 attractions are the Crown Jewels... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

There was so much history being told, and so many different things to see. A lot of it is walking around outdoors so make sure to bring a rain jacket. The crown jewels :), worth the long wait in line. There were lots of different shops around as well as cafe's.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Very interesting place to visit. We did not have the chance to see the crown jewels cause the waiting time was almost 2 hours to get in, so its better to join the queue for the jewels room as soon as you get in the castle.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I know "The Poppies" aren't there anymore but it's still a great day out. If you can make it during the quite times it really makes a difference because you realise how much there is to see. Take your time and take photos! TIP: Days Out do a half price ticket if you can show a train ticket (not tube).... More 

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Chester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Arrive early to get ahead of the crowds, better yet, if your planning visiting other palaces, consider membership in 'Historic Royal Palaces' for exclusive benefits. Connect with a Beefeater for introduction to the grounds. There's so much to see and experience here! NOT TO BE MISSED.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The tower of London is pretty expensive but I don't regret the 20 pounds I paid to go visit it. The guided tour with a Yeoman Warder was brilliant. The crown jewels were so impressive! The white tower was awesome too. We spent about 3 hours there and we could have spent the whole day easily!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

One of the highlights of our London trip. You can spend hours and hours here. Be sure to take one of the free beefeater tours. You do have to pay to get in. Buy your tix online in advance. Great stories and fun!

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The Yeomans tour is excellant, so much to see would be the type of place you would need to go back again to.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

if you like history just ask a beef eater don't scare the ravens and leave those jewels alone a good day out

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The beefeater gave a tour to die for. He told great stories and engaged the crowd. He had served the military for over 30 years, ending as a field marshall, so he had a loud voice, and he was kind to the children in the crowd. There were historical artifacts with detailed descriptions in every building. The main building with... More 

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