Tower of London Tickets with Beefeater Tour

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  • Schedule

    1st March to 31st October
    Tuesday to Saturday:
     9:00am to 5:30pm
    Sunday & Monday: 10:00am to 5:30pm
    (Last admission 5pm)

    1st November to 28th February
    Tuesday to Saturday: 9:00am to 4:30pm
    Sunday & Monday: 10:00am to 4:30pm
    (Last admission 4pm)

    All internal buildings close 30 minutes after last admission 

    Exceptions:
    24th - 26th December & 1st January (Closed)

  • Additional Information

    The last Yeoman Warder tour starts at 2.30pm (winter), 3.30pm (summer).

    Venue Information:
    City of London, Greater London EC3N 4AB
    Nearest Underground: Tower Hill
    Nearest Train Station: Fenchurch Street or London Bridge
    Bus Routes: 15, 42, 78, 100, RV1

    Golden Tours act as an official agent for these activities, as such you are subject to the terms and conditions of the supplier. 

  • Highlights
    • See the Crown Jewels
    • Visit The White Tower
    • Go on a Beefeater Tour
    • Royal Beasts Exhibition
    • Coins and Kings: The Royal Mint at the Tower Exhibition
  • Description
    Visit the Tower of London and discover the history behind its grim reputation – from beheadings and torture to zoos and Crown Jewels, this commanding fortress has seen it all.

    The Crown Jewels
    The dazzling Crown Jewels are a must-see attraction at the Tower of London! These pretty and priceless royal treasures are celebrated symbols of British monarchy and you can discover the history behind the gems at the Tower’s Crown Jewels exhibition. See the plush Imperial State Crown, which is worn by the Queen at each State Opening of Parliament, and the gleaming Sovereign’s Sceptre. The Sceptre’s diamond is the largest colourless cut diamond in the world!

    The White Tower
    The oldest part of the Tower of London, the White Tower is a massive fortress built by William the Conqueror between 1070 and 1100. It was designed to strike fear and submissions into unruly citizens of London and deter foreign invaders – stand outside the White Tower and you’ll soon see how this menacing building succeeded! You can venture inside and discover a treasure trove of the past, with a number of unusual objects on display including diamond encrusted weapons and suits of armour.

    Beefeater Tour
    Take a walk with one of the Yeoman Warders – these guardians of the tower are today all retirees from the Armed Forces of the Commonwealth realms. They’ll entertain with stories of intrigue and gore, giving fascinating accounts of what life was like in the Tower hundreds of years ago, and how people live in it today.

    Royal Beasts
    The Tower of London was once a bustling zoo and beasts have returned to the Tower in the form of beautiful sculptures! Exotic animals used to be given as royal gifts, and animals were kept at the Royal Menagerie for entertainment. This significant part of the Tower’s history is recreated today through the Royal Beasts exhibition, with interactive displays revealing how the animals would have lived in the centre of London.

    Coins and Kings: The Royal Mint at the Tower
    This permanent Tower of London exhibition explores the story of the Tower as a working Mint between c1279 and 1812. Outdoor installations and interactive displays reveal what life was like for the people of Mint Street and the hard work that went into producing coins for Britain. Explore six key events, including Isaac Newton’s efforts to rid London of counterfeiters when he was Warden of the Mint and discover what Edward I’s harsh punishment was for people who tampered with his coins!