Castle & palace tours

Early access Crown Jewels and Tower of London guided tour

Availability: Various dates
Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Use early entrance to get into the Jewel House before the crowds
  • Be one of the select few to witness the Opening Ceremony, one of the oldest military ceremonies in the world
  • Take a fully guided tour of the Tower and see the White Tower, the Bloody Tower and the Torture Chamber
What to expect

Start your tour with a skip-the-line and early entrance into the Traitor’s Gate with a small group of fellow visitors,where you’ll watch an ancient military ceremony that officially opens the tower every day. After a quick introduction from the Yeoman Warders who guard the palace, you’ll stroll straight into the Jewel House and be among the first people to see the Crown Jewels. Your guide will then take you on a full tour of the Tower of London and tell you the poignant stories behind the deaths of people like Anne Boleyn and Sir Walter Raleigh.

After a walk along the walls, you will step into the castle keep, or White Tower, for a full tour of a wonderfully-preserved Norman castle. The inside is full of swords, armor and royal regalia so as you visit each room, your guide will take you back in time to when England was still ruled by kings and queens.

The guided portion of your experience ends in the White Tower but you'll be given time at the end to see some of the areas you didn’t visit like the Beauchamp Tower and the Fusiliers Museum.

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What's included
  • Opening ceremony
  • First entrance into the Crown Jewels
  • Full tour of the Tower of London with an expert guide
What's not included
  • Hotel pick-up or drop-off
  • Gratuities
Reduced price
  • Children (2-14 years)
  • Infants (0-1 years): Free
Where

68 Lower Thames St, London EC3R 6DL, UK

Meeting point:

This tour meets in front of the Tower of London shop, opposite the entrance to the Tower of London.

What to remember
  • Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory
  • Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time
  • Unfortunately, the tour is unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments (wheelchairs or strollers)
  • Please note that, for security reasons, bag searches will take place at the Tower of London
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When
  • This tour runs on various days, dependent on the season, please see calendar for further information
  • It departs at 8.30am and lasts for 2 hours 45 minutes, though you are allowed extra time to explore after the tour has ended
  • The meeting time is at 8.15am
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Provider
Walks LLC - London
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the activity begins.

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