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Tower of London

The Tower of London is one of the United Kingdom’s most recognizable landmarks. Formerly a fortress, a prison, and the execution site of three Queens of England, its long history traces the fabric of Britain’s past. It is still home to the Yeoman Warders and the sparkle of the Crown Jewels, as well as the six ravens who legend says safeguard the country itself.

The four spires of the White Tower, undoubtedly the most iconic of the compound’s 20 towers, rise on a site claimed by William the Conqueror in 1066 with the stone structure dating to 1078. It is arguably one of the world’s oldest and best preserved castle keeps.

As a prison it conjured fear and awe with the words “send him to the tower” marking a fate that today we wouldn’t wish our worst enemy. Thus the “bloody tower” (in the English sense of the word) gained the reputation that still fascinates each and every visitor. Its illustrious prisoners included William Wallace, a long list of kings and queens including two of Henry VIII’s wives, and the future Elizabeth.

Join us on our Best of Royal London Tour for VIP early access and the incredible Opening Ceremony carried out by the Beefeaters!

Opening hours

 Tower of London

  • November to February
    Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 to 16:30 
    Sunday & Monday from 10:00 to 16:30
  • March to October
    Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 to 17:30
    Sunday & Monday from 10:00 to 17:30

FAQs

  • When can I cancel a booking?

    On tours cancelled more than 72 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund. For tours cancelled less than 72 hours before scheduled departure time, we are unable to offer refunds. Instead we suggest that customers reschedule their tour for another time more convenient for them.

  • When can I make a amendment to a booking?

    Changes made to bookings within the 72 hour window will be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling, headsets and administration.

  • Is an advanced booking necessary or can I just show up at the meeting point?

    We strongly advise against arriving at the meeting point without a booking as we cannot guarantee that there will be space left on the tour. Our guides are unable to accept payment for tours so any bookings made on the spot will still need to be processed over the phone with payment by credit card.

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