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Tower of London

Tower Hill | Tower Hill tube, London EC3N 4AB, England
44 870 756 6060
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Ranked #44 of 1,100 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Although there were too many people with us on the tour to hear all that he said, many dropped off after the first couple stops and it was better. He would start out loudly but then his voice would drop as he went on. Very entertaining and educational though. We also did the walk on top of the wall which... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

Extraordinary world heritage site and an opportunity to walk back in time through centuries of history. I would recommend the audio guides, this gives you the freedom to enjoy each tour at your own pace, in any sequence. This is a very, very special place.

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

It's the Tower of London ... the Crown Jewels, the Line of Kings, the ravens, the chopping block. There is so much to see here. We started out thinking we would follow Rick Steve's plan (usually a good idea). But we detoured to walk the wall and glad we did. From the higher vantage point, you can see all the... More

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high wycombe
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

A great day out for all the family, children aged 10 and 13. Lots of information and history to absorb. We got there for when it opened at 10. There was quite a queue for tickets. We booked online in advance saving £10 on a family ticket so collecting them was quite quick. There was also a queue to get... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This was our 2nd visit to the Tower. But the 1st for our companions. On arrival a slight rain was falling. Due to the weather, we were informed that the guided tours were cancelled. We hired some audio tour guide at extra cost. This equipment does not give you the same experience as the Famous Beefeaters guards. They do not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Went to see this installation by Paul Cummins - it's visually stunning, and very moving. I shall be going back to see how it's developing before it ends in November. There's no charge - you can get a good view from anywhere around the Tower. But you can order a poppy if you want to...

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Otley
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Paid for visitor attractions really have to up their game. Given the number of free museums offeting pletniful things of interest and to do it was a complete disappointment paying £55 on 27 August 2014 for a family of to visit the Tower to see 3 torture exhibits (after a 20 ninute queue and expectations way higher than one small... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Went to see the Poppies of Remembrance ... Very moving ... Will go back if we can to see it when it is finished ... Def worth seeing

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

It's a great tourist attraction with bags of history and I am sure the Yoemaen give a great tour which goes Ithink every 1/2 hour or so from the entrance the problem is there is no linmi on no of people in the tour and so when we got there which was a poplar time approx 11 ish in morning... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

What I love about London is how well they incorporate the old and the new. From the Tower of London you are surrounded by spectacular modern buildings and of course Tower Bridge. Easy ticket line, short wait for a Beef Eater, and a nice tour with him. The red ceramic poppies that are being added for the 100th Anniversary of... More

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