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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 1,084 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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Spangdahlem, Germany
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The history this place has seen is amazing. Take the tour with the beefeaters. They are so passionate about their jobs, and the feeling is contagious!

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Seattle, Washington
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Big Time Tips Here: Get there 15min's before the Tower opens and have one person wait in the ticket line and one person wait in the line to enter the venue. By the time you get the tickets you should be close to the front of the line to enter the fortress. Once inside go straight to the Crown Jewels... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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17 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Tower was one of the things I absolutely had to do in London and I wasn't disappointed. I went on the free tour inside with one of the Yeoman Warders to begin with. It was very interesting and super entertaining! Thankfully the Yeoman Warder made sure to speak loudly because it was a very large crowd. It's a good... More

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Charleston, WV
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11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Our family visited here in the afternoon on Monday, 6/30/14. We purchased a three-day London Pass and that coved our admission and allowed us to skip the line to buy tickets. The tour around the fortress wall where prisoners were held in the towers was haunting. There were inscriptions on the walls written by the prisoners being held there. The... More

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UK
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73 reviews 73 reviews
33 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We had not pre-booked so had to queue for tickets on a hot Saturday afternoon. There was a much shorter queue if you had pre-booked on-line. The tower is very impressive and needs at least half a day to take it all in. We went straight to the crown jewels - only 20 minute queue. And so worth it. Then... More

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Marlton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Take the Beefeater guided tour and skip the self guided audio tour. The Beefeaters are extremely knowledgeable and great fun to listen to. The history in the Tower is incredible. Definitely a site to see while in London.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Situated in a fantastic location, tower of London provides enormous opportunities to explore history to a traveler especially crown jewels, display of Armour and weapons in the White Tower and the torture chambers. But one should avoid visiting during the holidays as it tends to get crowded. Walking around the tower is also enjoyable in a pleasant day as one... More

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Seattle
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Again....my travel guru (Rick Steve's) speaks the truth. Once you pay....make a beeline for the Crown Jewels....the rest is total gravy! Essentially, this is a "Cool" attraction and the free beefeater tour should be your next priority after the Crown Jewels. **Starbucks (outside the gate) makes a great lunch break for a "London-affordable" (if there IS such a thing) lunch... More

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Toronto, Canada
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Be sure to do the beefeater tour to better understand the history. You even see the royal jewels. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My daughter and I visited the London Tower while we were in London on her HS Graduation trip. We both enjoyed all the history and mystery of the Tower as well as viewing the crown jewels. Make sure you give yourself enough time to see everything. We highly recommend!

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