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Tower of London

Tower Hill | Tower Hill tube, London EC3N 4AB, England (City of London)
44 870 756 6060
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Ranked #35 of 1,045 attractions in London
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Ice skating
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Main reason for going in to this attraction was to see the Crown Jewels and have a nice view of the Tower Bridge (picture opt!)! Instead, I came out learning so much history that it was closing for the day before I was done taking it all in!! It was a great time and would go back again to continue... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

REally interesting, even if you aren't a history buff. Highly recommend doing one of the Yeoman Warder tours (no extra cost after your normal ticket to get in). They are at set times, we just happened to stumble into one and we were so grateful! You'd walk right by things and miss a lot of stories/facts. Totally worth it. Lots... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I went here to see the mainly the Crown Jewels but also because I haven't been to the tower in years. It's quite a good day out. You enter the complex after paying (queues can get huge!) and can go around the exhibitions as you please. There are a few different ones, all housed in the various towers. I saw... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This is an attraction that is bound to be popular but there must be a better way to manage the crowds. The Q for the Crown Jewels stretched for ever. Would take no less than two hours. The Yeoman Warders guided tour was for 50 or more people and as slow walkers we always ended up at the back and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Ques very long about midday! We couldn't see the crown jewels as it was extremely busy & I really wanted to see them. :( Its very large so prepare yourself for a long visit. X x Great views & plenty to see!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Great to see the crown jewels! Tip - book tickets in advance, for collection on the day to beat the queues.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This complex has been the center of British royalty for 800 years. Be sure to go on a tour led by a "Yeoman Warder," they are excellent. The Crown Jewel exhibit is a must see, the Armory exhibit is OK. But know, that once you begin a tour exhibit it is hard/difficult to jump out if you get tired.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

can feel the ambience like back in old century. too bad Missed the guided tour and I believe with guides will be better. great for picture taking. however to note. there is this public toilet right outside the tower that charges 50P to go in. The money changing machine spoilt, and the lady guarding the toilet refused to allowed entry... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Had the best day ever in The Tower! We expected to spent maybe 3-4 hours in there, then go on to the British Museum. The Museum had to wait for another day, as we realised there is so much to see in here! It would be a madhouse in summer, but we were lucky as it was March and quite... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Such a cool old castle. Definitely worth doing the tour with the yeoman Warder (beefeater). They have lots of good history knowledge and very funny. Crown jewels were cool.

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