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Experience the Tower of London’s long and stormy history. Make your own way to the Tower and enjoy priority entry through the group entrance. Once inside, explore independently, take an audio tour (additional fee) or join a 1-hour guided tour led by a Yeoman Warder or ‘Beefeater.’ Yeoman-led tours depart every 30 minutes from the Tower entrance. Learn the Tower’s origin story of 1066 and how it evolved from William the Conquerer's stronghold to a royal palace, armory, royal mint, prison and gruesome execution place. 

Pass under the famous ravens that perch near Wakefield Tower and lose yourself in myth and history as you visit the White Tower and its Royal Armories collection, the Bloody Tower and Traitors’ Gate. Hear the tale of Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's unfortunate second wife, who passed through Traitors’ Gate in 1536 and was quickly tried for adultery and executed. Walk to Tower Gate, the execution site where Boleyn and many others met their fateful ends. 

Despite its chilling reputation, the Tower of London has also been the cradle for the British Crown Jewels since the 14th century. Get a close-up look at this remarkable regalia, the ultimate symbol of the British monarchy and the centerpiece of coronations since 1661. Don’t miss the famous 105.6-carat Koh-i-Noor diamond.

After you've visited the major sites, stroll along the Wall Walk and head into the Medieval Palace to admire the beautifully reconstructed spaces. Take your time soaking up this cornerstone of English history.

To see even more, consider upgrading to the flexible and convenient Royal Palaces Pass. Valid for two years from purchase, this pass offers priority entry to the Tower of London, Hampton Court and Kensington Palace. Explore some of England’s grandest landmarks at your leisure.

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Tower of London
Hampton Court Palace
Kensington Palace

Bypass the long lines at the Tower of London and make the most of your tour through this dark and infamous complex. View the remarkable Crown Jewels and visit the White Tower, Traitors’ Gate and Tower Green, where Anne Boleyn met her grisly end. Choose to explore on your own or follow a ‘Beefeater’ guard on a guided walk. An audio tour is also available for an additional fee.

  • Entrance ticket to the Tower of London including the Crown Jewels
  • Save time with faster entrance to this iconic London palace-fortress
  • Discover London’s bloody royal past at the White Tower, Traitors’ Gate and Tower Green, where Anne Boleyn was beheaded in 1536
  • View the Crown Jewels, the spectacular, still-used symbols of the British monarchy
  • Visit the Bloody Tower, where the ‘Princes of the Tower’ were murdered; walk along the battlements and see the legendary ravens
  • Enjoy a complimentary Yeoman Warder ‘Beefeater’ tour or audio-guided tour (own expense) on entry
  • Upgrade to a Royal Palaces Pass for faster entrance to the Tower, plus entrance to Hampton Court Palace and Kensington Palace
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had visited the Tower of London years ago when i was in school and it was great after all those years to go back but this time with my son. Great experience loved the Crown Jewels..

2  Thank Christy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wonderful Tour, so much to see.

Absolutely worth visiting. So much to see, including a live Presentation of the Beheading of Anne Boleyn. The Crown Jewels were unbelieveable, so much Gold, so opulent.Allow at least 3-4 hours for a leisurely visit. We went in JULY 2018, their Summer, it was a...More

6  Thank Glen23
Reviewed July 9, 2018
Great experience

This was one of the highlights of you trip to London. The history of the place and the stories that surround the tower made this very meaningful and enjoyable. Walking the grounds was an awesome feeling; seeing the crown jewels was spectacular. One of the...More

4  Thank W9168PYrobertb
Reviewed July 8, 2018
Essential to Visit (of course)

We spent 5 hours touring the Tower, and did not even get to the Crown Jewels tour -- it was fascinating. The staff is knowledgeable and very interested in helping visitors by providing historical context -- but they are not intrusive, and offer information only...More

3  Thank RGnyc1
Reviewed June 30, 2018
Great attraction - very crowded!

We loved the Tower and the history. However, knowing how crowed it can get ( visited 3 years ago) we got to the location extra early and were among the first people to arrive and bought our tickets in advance on line. We wanted to...More

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