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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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Come early, leave at noon.

Perfect spot for morning sightseeing and history lessons. Do go early when interested in crown jewels. After 11h the queue will make you sigh because of group and school visits... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Perfect spot for morning sightseeing and history lessons. Do go early when interested in crown jewels. After 11h the queue will make you sigh because of group and school visits. Kids loved the ravens. Nice to visit the separate buildings/houses and then to walk the wall tour entirely. By noon it was a full house. And although we did not... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great tourist attraction. Child friendly, interactive. The crown jewells is worth visiting. Very busy during the holidays. Check out the ghost tours that start outside the tower, they are very good.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the highlights from our trip to London. We got there early and waited about 30 minutes until they opened. As soon as it opened we went straight to the crown jewels. There was no line and we had plenty of time (and space) to really take in the crown jewels. We spent almost an hour looking at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The place is crowded, the tour guides spout terrible puns, and you're shepherded through at a quick clip--but you've got to go there while in London! The Crown Jewels are worth the trip alone, but I have seen enough weapons to last me forever.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I went here in Jan w girlfriends and in July with my family. It is a world of difference. The free Warder tour was maybe 10-15 ppl in Jan; ballooned to 40-50 ppl. It was hard to hear, less detail, and kids got bored, so took them to White Tower and the Armory, which they loved!!! They were snapping pictures... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pretty much during the last 1000 years, English's history has been in close relation to this fortification, one advise, dedicate al least two or three hours to visit the different expositions and areas of the tower, go to the crown jewels, the King's armor collection, the torture chamber and different rooms were famous people and royals where incarcerated, (Kings, Queens,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Although we had to wait in the queue for almost one hour, the Tower of London is worth visiting. Nicely dressed staff, beautiful, old buildings and lots of historical and interesting (yeah, really historical AND interesting) facts. The Crown Jewels are impressive and the staff is incredibly friendly and supportive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

£25.00 per person but worth it! Yeoman Warder tour is a must. We had Billy and he was absolutely superb! A great day out and one to remember for the future!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Easy to reach, great day with lots to see and experience. Guided tour was informative. Very nicely laid exhibition.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There was something for everyone in our family. Crowned Jewels were a highlight. The kids also liked the Torture room and getting to see guards up close.

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