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London, England
London Attractions

Tower of London & the Crown Jewels

 

Tower of London
Founded by William the Conqueror in 1066, the Tower of London is one of the world's most famous and spectacular fortresses — it
attracts over 2.5 million tourists every year. Be sure to take a souvenir picture with one of the Tower's famous "Beefeaters." Plan to spend at least 2-3 hours at the Tower of London, so you can be sure to see everything.

Skip the Line: Tower of London Tickets 

The "Skip the Line" entrance ticket includes viewing the White Tower and the famous Crown Jewels, as well as a free Yeoman Warder "Beefeater" Tour. Booking your ticket ahead of time, you'll jump the line at no extra cost. Don't waste time waiting in lines on vacation.

Crown Jewels
Since the 14th century, The Tower of London has housed the priceless Crown Jewels, which includes St. Edward's Crown, worn by Queen Elizabeth II during her coronation in 1953 — and the Imperial State Crown (with 2,868 diamonds, 273 pearls, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds and 5 rubies)... wow! Visit the Tower's permanent exhibition "Crowns & Diamonds: the Making of the Crown Jewels."



Ceremony of the Keys
Admission is free for the Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London at 9:50pm. each night, but you need to plan ahead. Visitors may request up to seven passes by writing to: The Ceremony of the Keys, H.M. Tower of Lodon, London, EC3N 4AB.

The White Tower
Royal Armories' Collection
Armor and weapons of the medieval English Kings and their armies are displayed in the White Tower — the Oldest Medieval Building at the Tower of London.

The Medieval Palace Rooms
See parts of the Tower of London that the Kings of England used when in residence.

The Medieval Palace —
King's Great Chamber,
Hall and Throne Room
Step back into the 13th Century with a Reception for up to 150 guests. Note: The Medieval Palace is only available for events during the Summer months.

Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Wall Walk — it offers panoramic views of the Tower, Tower Bridge and the River Thames.

Tower of London "Ravens"
For 350 years, the Tower of London has kep "six black ravens" in its inner courtyard — the birds are favorites among the many tourists who visit the Tower every year. As legend has it, Kings Charles II was told that if the Ravens died or ever left the Tower, the Tower and the Kingdom would fall. So, to this day, there must always be six ravens at the Tower.

Bloody Tower
Sir Walter Ralegh was imprisoned in the Bloody Tower for 13 years.



The Jewel House
Enjoy a Private Viewing and Reception. Minimum of 15 people, maximum 80.

The White Tower

The Oldest Medieval Building at the Tower of London — can accommodate up to 80 people for Dinner or up to 250 for a VIP Reception.

The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
This space accommodates up to 70 people for a sit-down event or up to 100 for a Reception.

The New Armories
Fun location for up to 240 people for a sit-down event or 300 for a Reception.

Scaffolding Site & Tower Green
The famous Scaffold is the site of seven London executions, including three Queens — two of Henry VIII's wives, Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard, were beheaded here.

Yeoman Warders "Beefeaters"
Today, the Yeomon Warders are more popularly known as London's famous "Beefeaters." Since 1485, the yeoman warders — all men — have guarded over the royal fortress.

London's First Female Beefeater
In September 2007 — after 522 years — the Tower of London welcomed its first female Yeoman Warder, Moira Cameron. Previously an army accountant for 22 years, she now joins her male colleagues at the Tower of London. Be sure to say hello if you see her during one of your visits.

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Tower of London view from the Tower Bridge walkway

Tower of London close-up

Tower of London

Tower of London view from River Thames

Fun Event Location
Host a fun Medieval Theme Event at The Tower of London and make your event a memorable one.


Hours
Mar 1-Oct 31
Mon-Sat 9am-6pm
Sun 10am-6pm
Last admission 5pm.

Nov 1-Feb 28
Tues-Sat 9am-5pm,
Sun-Mon 10am-5pm
Last admission 4pm.


Group Discounts
Special Group Discount for 15 or more people.

Nearest Underground Stations
Tower Hill or Aldgate Station.
(It's a 10-minute walk from Aldgate Station.)

More Info
Tower of London


Skip the Line:
Tower of London Tickets


Tower of London Ice-Rink
— end Nov-mid Jan

Tower of London Ice-Rink
during Christmas and New Year


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