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Address: | Tower Hill, London EC3N 4AB, England
Phone Number: +44 870 756 6060
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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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One of London's most famous landmarks, the historic Tower houses the Crown...

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.

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We visited mainly for the crown jewels but ended up visiting more exhibition which were interesting for the whole family. There are so many sights nearby, easy to visit walking... read more

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited mainly for the crown jewels but ended up visiting more exhibition which were interesting for the whole family. There are so many sights nearby, easy to visit walking from place to place and next to London Tower stops the River Cruise Boats with easy access f.e. to London Eye.

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Great Leighs, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have to confess that this was my first visit to the Tower. Thanks to my son, her treated my wife and I to a great day out. It's a great venue, steeped in history. The Crown Jewels collection was amazing. I also enjoyed walking around the walls. Lots to see and experience and to have walked over cobbled paths... More 

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Bitung, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Make sure you have plenty of times here, because they offer you tons of story and history of England here. Do join the free-tour, it will help you a lot to understand tiny bits of the tower. This place is a must for one who loves British history. Always remember to bring umbrella, as London's weather might sometimes unpredictable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing history. Great beefeater tour. So much to see. Went to Crown Jewels first to beat crowds - gorgeous. Great exhibit on armor. Some info a bit too gruesome for me.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took one of the Yoeman Warder's tours of the Tower with Paul. He knew his history quite well and provided a little humor to soften the dark side of the tower. Great for history buffs!

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Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wow! London has so much history. You get a lot of history in this small package. Getting to see the Crown Jewels was amazing. So beautiful. I thought the contrast of standing in this old historic complex and looking out to see glimmering modern structures outside the walls was surreal. I can't wait to go back.

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Bristol, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I guess millions have visited and we are just another two but it was worth the money. Part of our heritage. To think William the Conqueror built part of it was in 1069 is wonderful. Nearly a thousand years of history standing in front of you. Crown jewels not as awe inspiring as we expected but still good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We booked a twilight tour through the London Tower web page and it turned out to be a great success! Jason, the Beefeeter that was our tour guide for that evening was full of information and stories. This tour is recommended to teens (10+) and not for younger kids!!!! Tip #1- It's taking place outside so make sure you are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The best London attractions by far. Full of history and entertainment, and a full day out. No issues with bringing a picnic. It can get very crowded, but that's what happens at top attractions at the height of the holidays

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This building encapsulates British history for almost 1000 years. Much is still intact including some Roman ruins out front. Go early as it can get crowded. Buy tickets in advance. Join a Beefeaters tour (it is free). It can give you a whole new perspective.

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