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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 #38 of 1,085 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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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

This is a place where you can feel the history. A Yeoman Warder guided us through centuries. He was a great performer and told us funny stories and many historical facts (of course!). You can see him on the photo (not taken by me): http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/05/e9/fa/f6/tower-of-london.jpg

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

Haven't been for years but found ourselves to be this end of London for the morning so decided to do the Tower in the afternoon. We booked tickets online the night before from a ticket site and printed a voucher that apparently needed to be exchanged. We got to the Tower at about 1.30pm to find no queues in the... More

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

So, on my first two visits to London, I didn't get a chance to go into the Tower of London. Actually, on my first visit, my husband and I did the "Key Ceremony" at 9 pm, but never got to the tower during business hours, and thus I never got to see the inside. . . in daylight. My third... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

I LOVED the Tower of London I have read plenty of books on Henry VIII and it was very surreal walking through the place where so many died under his reign of terror! Please make sure you take advantage of the free tour, it is very worth it, delivered by knowledgeable humorous individuals who are retired military soldiers. Dont miss... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

If you like your British history, this is the place for you. We visited on 3/7/14 and there was quite a big queue to get in but it was well worth it. This is an amazing place.

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Leidschendam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

One of the most visited attractions, so be early in the morning. As soon as you are in the Court of the Tower, go straight tot the crown jewels, because the later you go, the longer you have to wait. Funny to see the impressive crown jewels from a 'rolling pavement'. And don't try to make a sneaky picture with... More

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State College, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Our Beefeater-led tour was great! Definitely catch up with one. We ere there for about 5 hours, and our 10-yr old liked it, though it was a long time :) Fantastic history lesson!

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Harleston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Excellent. If you visit then you must do the Beefeater tour at the beginning. Our Beefeater 'Andy' was very informative, amusing and spoke well. The crown jewels? Well, there is no crown jewels (b) is there - so take the time to look at them as well. There was a lengthy queue but . . . . join the queue.... More

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

It was fantastic to see all the history that's associated with the Tower of London. Some people were setting up the poppies for the centenary for the beginning of World War One. It really did send shivers down your spine. The exhibits are quite interesting and being able to go around on your own is good. Thoroughly enjoyed the Crown... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited the Tower of London during the first week of the summer holidays, I thought it was quite expensive to get in, but it was money well spent! We all thoroughly enjoyed it. We had a tour with one of the Yeomen Guards, Andy, who was very funny. Lots of gruesome stories from throughout British history. It was very... More

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