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Tower of London Tickets and Tours

Your Tower of London Tickets let you experience the Royal Medieval Palace, mint, fortress, prison, menagerie, and jewel house, this White Tower has worn many hats in the past 900 years. Explore the awe-inspiring castle with the Tower of London Tour to know stories about its historical supremacy and what lies behind its curtain walls. Combine it with the London Hop-on Hop-off tour or other key attractions of London like the Thames Cruise and St. Paul’s Cathedral tour.
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Our tips for Tower of London

  • Go bird watching. Look out for the six ravens that live within the grounds. Legend has it that six ravens must remain within the Tower at all times otherwise the monarchy will fall. Each bird’s wings are clipped to ensure they don’t fly away from home.
  • Tour the Tower. Free audio guide tours, each conducted by the Yeoman Warders, run every 30 minutes from its entrance gates. Granting behind-the-scenes access, fascinating commentary and the chance to chat with its legendary Beefeaters, this tour is a must when visiting the Tower.
  • See the jewels. No London tour is complete without seeing the Crown Jewels. At the Crown Jewels exhibition, visitors can take in the treasures up close and uncover the key role it has played in safeguarding these timeless heirlooms of the British monarchy.
  • Buy the London Pass®. Explore the Tower of London along with other attractions flexibly while saving time and money with London Pass®

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Built as both a protector and a Palace, the stonewalled turrets are home to a compelling and brutal history. Here, countless game-changing moments in British society unfurled, from the executions of Kings and Queens to the imprisonment of war spies, and everything in between. Alongside its beautiful riverside surrounds and its mighty stone facades, the Tower of London trip will take you through these palace grounds to reveal a darker, more threatening side of the United Kingdom’s history, bound to captivate from the moment you arrive.

Originating from the once widely held superstition that “If the ravens leave the tower the Kingdom will fall…”, the six ravens’ presence is said to protect the Crown and Tower.
22 executions took place here and countless others were imprisoned here. Two Kings and three queens met their death within the Tower’s walls, including Anne Boleyn, Henry the VIII’s second wife.

It once housed its own Royal Zoo. Established in the 12th century, the Tower’s Zoo held many exotic animals within its walls including kangaroos, polar bears, lions, elephants and ostriches. Following the zoo’s closure in 1835 (some 600 years later!), the remaining animals were transported to the London Zoo in Regent’s Park.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to visit the Tower of London?

    As they say, the early bird gets the worm. Head to the Tower in the early mornings on both weekends and weekdays for a quieter and more pleasant sightseeing experience.

  • Q: What are the top 10 attractions in London?

    The top 10 attractions in London include the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace St. Paul’s Cathedral, London Eye, Harry Potter Studio, Madame Tussauds, Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, London Dungeon and SEA LIFE Aquarium.

  • Q: How to get there?

    The District and Circle Underground tube lines pass through Tower Hill station very regularly. From the station, it’s just a five-minute walk to the Tower. A key central site, many buses also stop at the Tower of London.

  • Q: What is the duration of the Tower of London tour?

    On average, the tour takes around one hour or so and covers all major attractions like White Tower, Bloody Tower, etc.

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