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Tower of London

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Address: | Tower Hill, London EC3N 4AB, England
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+44 870 756 6060
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Today
10:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Mon 10:00 - 16:30
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

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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tower of london

lots of walking . must see the crown of jewels. very interesting . beautiful grounds . we took the metro there. easy to use and clean . loved the section on the exotic animals... read more

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

lots of walking . must see the crown of jewels. very interesting . beautiful grounds . we took the metro there. easy to use and clean . loved the section on the exotic animals of the tower of london. It was not near Buckingham Palace or Big Ben but is worth the trip there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Clive the Beefeater (yeoman warder) is incredibly entertaining and knowledgeable! They're all great, though. Definitely do at least one guided tour. Really, nothing bad to say, even the on-site cafe' has fantastic food.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The tower is stunningly good. Attending a free tour in the company of one of the very well trained and entertaining guards or "beefeaters' is a very good idea. They perform regularly throughout the day. The tower has an interesting but cruel history with the slaughter and torture of many prisoners but it is fascinating. The tower complex houses the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited for a conference in the New Armoury restaurant. Excellent food ans service. A Beefeater guided tour was included. This was informative and great fun. Stayed to look round on my own and very impressed - atmospheric, well-presented and absolutely steeped in British history.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Booked on line , was cheaper and less queuing at ticket office. The guided tours are included. Was shown round by a yeoman warder (beefeater) called Clive. Took an hour and gave a great insight and history with a lot of humour. Saw the crown jewells and bloody tower. The Reavens were lovely. Very cheeky. A really great visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Tower of London is very impressive. We booked our tickets online just outside the gate and saved about £7 on entry compared to paying on arrival so I'd do that. Inside it's like a whole village. Lots of different areas and towers to explore. The armoire is interesting and obvious the crown jewels are fab to see. Visiting does involve... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Two hours vanished in the blink of an eye this afternoon! The only thing I regret about our visit was that we didn't arrive until 3.30pm and the Tower closes at 5.30. That said, we were really lucky to join the last tour of the day, lead by Clive, and it was outstanding: hilarious and informative in equal measure. It's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A fantastic day out. We printed a 2 for 1 ticket offer from online so a bonus. Yeoman Laurencekirk gave us a fantastic walking tour humerus and full of extra facts. All staff knowledgeable and good to hear in depth detail re crown jewels.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is amazing. Lots to see, Crown Jewels, torture chamber, Armory and the Menagerie. There are also people who actually live on the premises.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Full of history, a definite place to be seen on your stay. Excellent for both adults and children. Plan to spend some time.

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