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Tower of London

Castle and History Museum
St. Katharine's and Wapping, London
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    This castle is famous for their architecture. It's one of the most popular in the city!
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    Dr. Hessa A.
    "Must visit in London even if just to see the crown jewels 💎❤️"(62 Tips)
    Ryan W.
    "Worth fighting the crowds to see this historic and beautiful site."(20 Tips)
    J L.
    "Take the Beefeater tour to learn the gruesome history of the Tower."(15 Tips)
    Russell B.
    "The Yeoman Warder tour was definitely worthwhile - Clive was great!"(11 Tips)
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  • George X.heart icon on user image
    George XMay 2, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    If you are English history fan,you will love the place. A whole day spent here is not enough;See the Crown Jewels,White Tower, Torture Tower.The free Beefeaters tours are really good. Totally a must!
    Upvoted Mar 9
  • Edwulfheart icon on user image
    EdwulfApril 25, 2016
    A historical place and a must of museum lovers. You should not miss the Crown Jewels exhibit, and the crows at the tower, is not for a rainy day as buildings are not connected.
    Upvoted 6 days ago
  • Turkish Airlines
    Turkish AirlinesJuly 7, 2015
    The Tower of London will captivate you with its fascinating past! While you’re here, make sure you don’t leave without seeing the world-famous crown jewels.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Karenheart icon on user image
    KarenJanuary 6, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    The crown jewels are on display here. It's a little overwhelming just how much history is here. I recommend taking a free tour with the yeoman warders, aka beefeaters. They're every hour - love them!
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Ryan W.heart icon on user image
    Ryan WaggonerSeptember 2, 2017
    Can't miss attraction in London! Worth fighting the crowds to see this historic and beautiful site. Arrive when the tower opens and head straight for the Crown Jewels to avoid the lines.
  • Augustus Collection
    Augustus CollectionFebruary 23, 2014
    The 900-year-old building is one of the world’s most famous. It is a unique place with a lot of history having previously been a royal palace, a prison and zoo. Read more
  • Chris H.heart icon on user image
    Chris HainesNovember 6, 2014
    A great amount of history to be explored here at this historic site. A huge place of interest especially lately with the poppies being there. Definitely something to go and see!
  • D !.heart icon on user image
    D !February 12, 2016
    You can see the contrast between the old and new city. Something magical of London. Inside the building is the original Roman Fortress of Londinium.
  • Hams S.heart icon on user image
    Hams SoloSeptember 11, 2015
    Spectacular. There is something special that happens when you can see and touch history. Most of London's history is just words on a page, but when you see it, it comes to life.
  • Jeffrey G.heart icon on user image
    Jeffrey GlueckApril 15, 2019
    If Jewels line too long, do everything else: the line shortens towards closing. If in line before 5:30pm closing, they have to let you see the Jewels. At start of moving walk is 530 carat Cullinem!
  • Ben E.
    Ben EngenAugust 18, 2016
    The guided tour is free so be sure you do it, the "guides" are great and legitimate bad asses as I learned over the course of the tour. Crown jewels are a general must. Go right at open to avoid lines
  • Andrew C.heart icon on user image
    Andrew CAugust 26, 2018
    Didn't have much time to explore , so really didn't get to explore much... the tour was helpful and interesting about different royalty, lots of torture/prison stories, and various misc details!!
  • Mr S.heart icon on user image
    Mr SJuly 22, 2022
    Amazing day out with youngsters. You can easily spa the whole day here as there is so much to see. Tip: buy lunch from outside the Tower complex (more variety) & bring packed lunch for kids
  • Robert I.heart icon on user image
    Robert IzattSeptember 8, 2020
    First visit after living in London for the past 9 years. Worth signing up as a member, for much needed support right now, amazing access for a year and includes access to other Royal Palaces.
  • Amy B.
    Amy BlakeMarch 27, 2014
    London is a modern city. The Tower of London castle is a wonderful place to visit becasue it is full of history and it is a very unusual sight to see becasue it is literally in the centre of the city.
  • Jenna A.heart icon on user image
    Jenna AndersonOctober 9, 2014
    One of the best things to do when visiting London. An amazing place to get a feel for the history of the city, from the 11th century to today. Start the visit with the included Yeoman warders tour.
  • Ashley G.
    Ashley GenevieveAugust 19, 2014
    Wait around for the walking tour! It's a shorter tour if it's raining but I still loved it, very interesting and our guide was hilarious. The crown jewels are definitely worth waiting for as well
  • Brian S.heart icon on user image
    Brian StraussSeptember 12, 2017
    Set aside four to five hours to do it justice. The exhibits go on for what feels like miles. Beautiful, haunting, and thrilling. This place wore me out!
  • Olivia F.heart icon on user image
    Olivia FabbroJune 29, 2015
    Must see the Crown Jewels! But it's a long line. Probably need to take a tour, they don't have much info if you don't. Great views and great history
  • Olga T.
    Olga TsybulskaAugust 14, 2014
    Important historic sight. You pay for the entrance and the excursion is included in price. Guides are extremely good. Be sure to visit Crown Jewelry exhibition.
  • Chelsea B.
    Chelsea BradleyMay 8, 2015
    If it rains, the tour is conducted inside the chapel, riveting but it would be nice to get an actual tour. Also, you can attend sunday service!
  • M W.heart icon on user image
    M WDecember 13, 2014
    Very interesting tourist attraction even for Londoners. The audio tours are pretty good, short and informative. Enjoy a bit of history for an afternoon but I recommend booking online beforehand.
  • Time Out London
    Time Out LondonFebruary 23, 2012
    There's plenty here to fill a whole day, and it's worth joining one of the highly recommended and entertaining free tours led by the Yeoman Warders (or Beefeaters). Read more
  • Reem .
    Great attraction with dark history. I loved the free guided tours. Worth the visit
  • Swarmstrongheart icon on user image
    SwarmstrongApril 24, 2016
    Best tour I've ever had! Enough stuff to fill five museums! If you're a tourist, or a Londoner, you must visit!
  • Kay P.
    Kay PuthaaroonJanuary 20, 2014
    Join the free walking tour - it's very informative and the guide had a great sense of humor (important when you're learning about dark things such as beheadings, treachery, and murders!
  • Simon S.
    Simon SandJuly 28, 2015
    The Brewery is the ideal venue for every corporate event, from professional matters such as meetings and exhibitions, to out of office activities including Summer and Christmas Parties.
  • Minh D.heart icon on user image
    Minh Dang-NguyenSeptember 1, 2014
    Very good way to learn about England and its history. There is an very interesting discount for serving members of the armed forces.
  • LittleMiss M.
    LittleMiss ModaAugust 11, 2013
    Book your tickets online so you don't have to queue! And avoid Sundays in August unless you love crazy busy crowds. So many people it's impossible to really enjoy it and read everything.
  • Casey T.
    Casey TooleMarch 30, 2013
    Buy tickets off site so that you do not have to stay in queue with everyone else, and go see the Crown Jewels first because the line to get in can be really long. Lots of nearby tourist shops have tix
  • Tony G.
    Tony GuerreroMay 3, 2014
    The disabled toilets use radar keys so are nice and clean. No need to queue to see crown jewels once inside the display but generally the biggest queue to get in to see the jewels!
  • Piccy L.heart icon on user image
    Piccy LokeApril 4, 2018
    a 4 to 5 hours experience is required to fully explore the castle grounds and visit the exhibits. makes the admission price more worth as well.
  • Natalia A.
    Natalia AlexandraJuly 30, 2013
    The crown jewels aren't that special,huge waiting line,only 10 min the whole visit. What's more interesting is the history of the place and wondering around.The Salt Tower is believed to be haunted :)
  • Gato M.
    Gato MongeDecember 29, 2013
    TOWER OF LONDON - World Heritage UNESCO The massive White Tower is a typical example of Norman military architecture, whose influence was felt throughout the kingdom. It was built on the Thames by ... Read more
  • Jeremy K.heart icon on user image
    Jeremy KrantzSeptember 10, 2014
    Walk around and check out the ravens, the Queens jewels, the armory. It's all very interesting and quite amazing. My favorite thing to do in London.
  • Stephanie W.
    Stephanie WongMay 12, 2016
    During select timeframes, you can get 2-for-1 admission by showing rail passes that were used on that day, along with a voucher that can be obtained online or in a shop.
  • Krystel J.heart icon on user image
    Krystel JusticeDecember 26, 2016
    The Crown Jewels were lovely. Most beheadings took place at the free park across the street. Get a membership before you go to make this more affordable!
  • Cristina D.
    Cristina DeganiDecember 23, 2012
    Better if you visit on morning, because there are a lot to do inside, like as specials tours. The last Yeoman Warder (Beefeaters) guide tour is 15.30.
  • Paul F.heart icon on user image
    Paul FarrellJune 25, 2015
    Great experience. Make sure you take the Yeoman/Beefeater tour and give this amazing site the time it deserves and allow three hours. Top drawer.
  • Adrian E.heart icon on user image
    Adrian EneaJuly 7, 2013
    Great location if you want to learn more about the history of this great country ;and the show is guaranteed even though it's a museum; you may also want to see The Crown's Jewels,those are amazing
  • Janet C.
    Janet CheungSeptember 1, 2014
    A must go to. Wait for a beefeater tour. It's one hour and 1000 years history then u can walk around urself
  • bilgi s.
    bilgi safakAugust 25, 2018
    you really have to go there ... as well as the historical atmosphere, just to take a picture of the tower bridge
  • Matteo P.heart icon on user image
    Matteo PenzoAugust 24, 2023
    Book online in advance on Tiqets.com for discounts. Account for at least 3 hours for a proper visit. In 2023 they feature a coronation jewels special.
  • Otel.com
    Otel.comOctober 11, 2011
    Also known as Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, this historic castle is one of the world's most famous fortresses. Don't miss the Ceremony of the Keys. Opens 9am. Online tickets are cheaper.
  • Marianne L.heart icon on user image
    Marianne LouloudakiFebruary 15, 2017
    Wait for the guided tour, it is included in the price of the ticket and the guides are absolutely hilarious!
  • J L.heart icon on user image
    J LSeptember 29, 2014
    It's a castle and not a Tower. Take the Beefeater tour to learn the gruesome history of the Tower.
  • Jeremy K.heart icon on user image
    Jeremy KrantzSeptember 10, 2014
    Ask questions or take a tour via the Yeoman (Beefeaters) which roam around the premise. Great, friendly and very knowledgeable group of guys!
  • Lars B.heart icon on user image
    Lars BullNovember 7, 2016
    Good for the whole family. Varied in presentation. A bit expensive and low on food offers. But overall we loved it.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatSeptember 26, 2011
    A great place to take in medieval history and architecture, the Tower of London. We recommend taking a guided tour with one of the wardens for a witty and educational look at its history.
  • Cory A.
    Cory AltonApril 14, 2023
    Hit Crown Jewels first and reserve early slots. Don't miss the free Beefeater Tours, a life time experience in this country. Also purchase your tickets from the website of Historic Royal Palaces 👍
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