Take a tour of the timeless Tower of London – part of British history since the 11th century. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was built in 1086 by William the Conqueror.
Discover London’s castle – a secure fortress, royal palace, and infamous prison. Spot the ravens that live on the premises and find out why they are known as the guardians of the Tower. Stroll across Tower Green to see where many executions took place, including those of 2 of Henry VIII’s wives. You will also have access to the inside of the tower.
Prepare to be dazzled by the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom. These priceless symbols of the British Monarchy compose the greatest working collection of crown jewels in the world. Pore over the 23,578 gems, including the glistening Imperial State Crown – this piece alone has 2,868 diamonds, 273 pearls, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, and 5 rubies.
Join one of the infamous Yeoman Warders tours and hear the tales of intrigue, imprisonment, execution, and torture that mar the castle’s history. The tours and talks are suitable for all ages and are included as part of your admission ticket. Simply join the tour at the signposted spot near the entrance. These free tours begin every 30 minutes, with the first tour at 10:30 AM and the final tour of the day starting at 3:30 PM in the summer and 2:30 PM in the winter.
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