10 Must-Dos in London

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London: Tower of London (Attractions)

London: Tower of London (Attractions)


Nearest Stations: Tower Hill and Tower Gateway
Address: Tower of London, London, EC3N 4AB
Entry price: Adult – £24.80, Child (5 to 15) – £11.50, Concession – £19.30. A family ticket is priced at £63. Prices exclude a voluntary donation. These are on-the-day prices. Pre-Purchase your tickets to save time and money.
Typical opening hours: On Tuesdays to Saturdays, 09:00 to 17:30 from March to October, and 09:00 to 16:30 from November to February. The attraction opens at 10:00 on Sundays and Mondays year-round.
Phone: 0203 166 6000
Tickets: Pre-purchase at Attractiontix here.

Of all the major visitor attractions in London, the Tower of London is our favourite. It is amazing to see this 900-year-old castle still standing in the very heart of London.

The Tower was originally constructed for William the Conqueror who invaded London in 1066. By 1078, a castle had been built for him on the edge of the City of London. At the time, the Tower of London was just the ‘White Tower’, that currently stands in the centre of the site. It has expanded immensely over the last 900 years.

The Tower is notorious for having been the home of Henry VIII who had six wives throughout his lifetime.

The sheer size of the Tower of London cannot be underestimated and it is possible to spend an entire day touring this attraction – we recommend a minimum of 3 to 4 hours.
Most of the Tower of London is self-guided, as you choose which areas to explore. 

However, we recommend you do one of the Yeoman Warder or ‘Beefeater’ tours to begin your day. These depart from near the entrance to the Tower and are included in the price of admission. The tour lasts approximately one hour, with tours leaving every 30 minutes (last tour 15:30 in summer, 14:30 in winter). Throughout the tour, you will get an inside look at the gruesome history of the Tower and visit some of the key locations throughout the site. 

Once you have done the tour, it is time to explore the rest of the site. 

Every direction you go in there are intriguing exhibitions to visit, you can also walk across the top of the castle’s walls, see The Queen’s Crown Jewels up close, and much more. 

Top Tip: If you have a chance, ask the Warders what its like to live inside the Tower – and yes, they pay rent.

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