Get Tower of London tickets and explore 1000 years of British history. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Tower of London has been the scene of some of Britain’s most dramatic, infamous
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Get Tower of London tickets and explore 1000 years of British history. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Tower of London has been the scene of some of Britain’s most dramatic, infamous and violent events. It’s turbulent history seen two kings and three queens executed, and many other important historical figures imprisoned. Situated in the City of London, highlights of visiting Tower of London include seeing the spectacular Crown Jewels and the incredible collection of diamonds and gems. Also, explore the magnificent royal armories which include the arms and armor of former kings and take a free tour with the iconic beefeaters to hear the tales and learn the legends of the Tower of London.
what can you see with your tower of London ticket?
The Crown Jewels:
See the Crown Jewels with Tower of London tickets, featuring some of the largest and most spectacular diamonds and crowns in the world. Especially awe-inspiring is the Imperial State Crow – this alone has 2,868 diamonds, 273 pearls, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, and 5 rubies. These Jewels are a powerful symbol of the British Monarchy and have been used for hundreds of years as part of coronation ceremonies. Today, the Queen uses items from the collection as part of important national events, from the opening of Parliament to royal funerals.
The White Tower:
Built to deter Londoners and terrify foreigners, the White Tower stands as one of the most important buildings in Britain. The magnificent Chapel of St John, which lies on the second floor of the Tower, is a masterpiece of Norman architecture. The impressive collection of the Royal Armouries displays the armour and arms of famous kings, including Henry VIII, Charles I and James II.
Yeoman Warders (Beefeaters):
See the Guards at the Tower of London!
One of the most popular things to do at the Tower of London is to join an entertaining tour on the day with a Yeoman Warder (popularly known as Beefeaters), included in a Tower of London ticket. In the course of 1 hour will, the Beefeaters will guide you around and entertain with the many stories of trial, execution, imprisonment and torture that have made visiting Tower of London what it is today.
Visit this exhibition held at the bottom of the Wakefield Tower to learn about the towers violent past with its torture of prisoners. Discover the terrifying torture instruments and the dark history the Tower of London has had with some of its most famous prisoners.
Tickets must be booked in advance with timed entry slots
A typical visit lasts at least 3 hours
The Tower of London has introduced a number of measures in order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of visitors. This means you’ll notice a few changes to your visitor experience. Tower of London tickets must be purchased online and in advance, with a timed entry system to limit visitor numbers. A few areas of the Tower remain closed, and there is now a one-way route in place as well as enhanced hygiene measures. Yeoman Warder tours are not currently in operation due to social distancing rules. Instead you will meet Yeoman Warders as you follow the route around the Tower!