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  • £24.80 Adult
  • £11.50 Child (5-15)
  • £19.30 Senior/Student
  • £63.00 Family (2 Adult + 3 Children)
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Tower of London Tickets with Beefeater Tour

Visit the Tower of London and discover the history behind its grim reputation – from be-headings and torture to zoos and Crown Jewels, this commanding fortress has seen it all.




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Tour 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
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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!



Important Information

  • The last Yeoman Warder tour starts at 14.30pm (winter) and 15.30pm (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

Opening times

1st March to 31st October

Tuesday to Saturday: 09:00am to 17:30pm
Sunday and Monday: 10:00am to 17:30pm
(Last admission 17.00pm)

1st November to 28th February

Tuesday to Saturday: 09:00am to 16:30pm
Sunday and Monday: 10:00am to 16:30pm
(Last admission 16.00pm)

All internal buildings close 30 minutes after last admission.

Closed

24th – 26th December and 1st January.



FAQ’s

Will the tour pick-up from my hotel?

Not unless you are staying at a hotel that is a designated pick-up (you will see options for these before you pay).  This is because of Government actions to help prevent pollution, no tour operators have been allowed to make individual hotel pick-ups since 1st April 2017.

Are there toilets on the coaches?

Some coaches have toilets, some do not, but on all tours there are regular comfort stops of no longer than 2 hours apart, plus all places visited have toilets on site.

Will we have time for a full lunch stop whilst on tour?

Unless you book a tour that includes a specific lunch stop then no.  Most tours are targeted at seeing as much as possible in one day and do not have time for a full stop.  There are options to buy food and snacks at all sites visited, but these can be expensive and most people prefer to bring food and drink with them.  Supermarkets, e.g. Tesco Express offer excellent and great value, pre-prepared food that is ideal for this.  Here is a store finder link.

Will the tour return to for example London at the time stated or can it be late?

Most tours return at the expected time, but this is always subject to traffic and it is possible there could be a delay and so it is always wise to allow plenty of spare time if you are planning on booking theatre shows, trains or flights etc. after your tour.

What clothes should I wear?

It is always wise to check the weather forecast before setting out.  It is good to plan in case of rain, with perhaps a shower coat and umbrella.  There will likely be quite a bit of walking on tours and comfy shoes are a must and if any of the tour is on grass e.g. Stonehenge Inner Circle tours then waterproof shoes are sensible.  It is often colder out of London than in London particularly if windy and a jumper or fleece in summer are wise and a warm coat in winter.

If visiting London how much time will it take to see all the main sites, will we have time for more than one out of London tour if we only have a week? How long in advance should I book tours?

It is a common mistake that people think it may take six days to see London and only allow a day for out of London tours.  However there is so much to see out of London that four days to go out of London will be an amazing experience to see maybe all these locations, Dover, Canterbury, Leeds Castle, Hampton Court, Windsor, Winchester, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Avebury, Bath, Stratford, Oxford and Warwick.

There are excellent day tours of London that see all of the main attractions in one day and then perhaps allow a further two days to see the Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros. Tour and other London attractions not included on the main tours and do not forget to book your show/theatre tickets well in advance too.

These are all very popular tours, most sell out well in advance and it is wise to book your tours, theatre and attractions several months in advance and you will find good planning in advance will optimise your holiday.

Is it better value to tour sites of London and out of London sites on our own, perhaps hiring a car?

No, fixed tours of both London and out of London are much better value than visiting sites individually and you will find going individually entrance costs alone will add up to more than the fixed tours, even before you factor in travel costs.

Do tours pick-up from any of the London airports?

Sorry no tours depart or return from any UK airports.  There are however excellent rapid express trains for example the Heathrow Express.

Can you help me find a discounted best value hotel? Plus theatre/shows and other attractions?

Yes we certainly can and here are some useful links.



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Why stop there?


The ever-increasing demand and availability for well-organised, safe and reliable trips means that we now go further afield, so while we love taking people on tours of England, Ireland and Scotland we are pleased to offer that little bit more with river tours of Amsterdam, coach tours of Paris and train trips to the chocolate capital of the world, Brussels!

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There are so many and we cater for everyone so it may be a case of a leisurely out of London trip to Stonehenge or you may want the buzz and excitement of a theatre tour of London – all the glitz and glamour is there. Out of London, we offer all sorts of adventures: Roman Baths, Shakespeare country, the Royal Pavilion, Brighton – you name it. Same with London – we don’t just do the round London tours – we can take you to Kew Gardens or we can take you on an expedition on the roof of the O2 Dome to the platform at the top offering spectacular views.

So we offer Out of London, Around London, Theatre and Hotels and then there are the spectacular Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day tours – what a way to celebrate the fun season.