Get the chance to marvel at the Tower of London!
This is your chance to visit the primary seat and center of the British Monarchy. As the primary residence of royalty and setting for key events in the early history of Europe, a tour to the Tower of London is an experience filled with wonder, mystery, beauty, and even a little horror.
Experience the Tower of London with a tour from the Yeoman Warders
Once you enter, you are allowed to explore the castle grounds independently for however long you wish until closing time. However, the best way to see the Tower would be to join a guided tour of the Tower of London by the Yeoman Warders, the ceremonial guard of the castle. These tours cost nothing over your entry ticket and depart every half an hour until late afternoon. You would only be able to gain entry into the church in the tower, St. Peter ad Vincula, as part of one of these guided tours which give you the insight that the Yeoman Warders have gathered for centuries.
Alternatively, you can choose to look around at your own pace. Either way, you will be able to experience and explore all the parts of the castle. This includes the White Tower, the first part of the Castle built by William the Conqueror, which houses displays from the Royal Armouries’ collection today. You will also learn the legend of the ravens, see the execution block and ax, and learn about the lives of all the castle’s fortunate and unfortunate inhabitants.
Admire the glorious Crown Jewels
Finally, the tour also includes the opportunity to see the Crown Jewels, a display of the wealth and splendor of the British Crown. Apart from these experiences, you will get to see live historical re-enactments, and other exhibitions like 'Coins & Kings' and 'Line of Kings'.
At the end of your tour, you will feel a sense of awe for everything you will have experienced, right from understanding the history of the place, to imagining how royalty lived and its prisoners suffered.
Current Events at Tower of London
Tower of London – Knight School 2020
From 15-23 February, visitors to the Tower of London can become Knights of the realm at Knight School. The year is 1471 and the War of the Roses rages on. The Tower of London needs protecting, will you help defend it? Dress as Knights and learn the art of the sword, how to handle amour and even design your own flag! All activities will be included in admission to the Tower of London. Open 9am-4.30pm, last admission 4.00pm (Tuesday-Saturday) and 10am-4.30pm, last admission 4.00pm (Sunday- Monday)