History & heritage tours

Tower of London private tour with a Beefeater

Availability: Every day
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Entrance to Tower of London and private tour with a Beefeater guard
  • Early start time so you arrive before the crowds at the Tower of London
  • Unlimited free time in the Tower of London after your tour to explore at leisure
What to expect

Experience the infamous Tower of London on this exciting tour with exclusive access to one of the sites’ famous Beefeater guards. Used as both a Palace and a prison, this landmark is most well-known as the home of the Crown Jewels and execution site of three Queens of England.

Your personalised experience begins in front of the main entrance to the Tower of London where you will meet a City Wonders representative for an inspiring introduction to the history of this attraction. You will then be led in to meet one of the Tower’s Yeoman Warders, more commonly known as Beefeaters. Dedicated only to your small group, this Beefeater will explain the story and traditions of this elite guard and will be available to take pictures and answer questions.

After the tour, you are free to stay in the Tower to explore its’ vast history. Visit the Tower Green to see the spot where Tudor King, Henry the VIII, beheaded Lady Jane Grey and two of his wives: Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard”.You can also explore the famous White Tower, a medieval keep, where the ‘Princes in the Tower’ were held and allegedly murdered by their Uncle Richard III so he could usurp the English throne.

Because our tour begins early in the morning, you will have the opportunity to be among the first visitors to the Jewel House to see the spectacular Crown Jewels, which have been held here for the last 600 years. These are the official regalia and vestments used by the Sovereign of the United Kingdom during coronation ceremonies and other noble appearances. This priceless collection includes magnificent orbs, swords, rings, crowns and sceptres.

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What's included
  • Entrance tickets to the Tower of London
  • Tour of the Tower with a Beefeater assigned to your small group
  • Small groups of 30 people or fewer
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Food/Beverages
Reduced price
  • Children (5-14 years)
  • Infants (under 4 years): free
Where

1 Tower Hill Terrace, St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4EE, UK

Meeting point:

Please meet your tour directly in front of the Ticket Office at Tower of London, look for City Wonders representative holding a City Wonders sign. The ticket office is located just opposite the main entrance to the Tower. Arriving by tube: Get off Tower Hill-Station (Circle and District lines). Turn right towards Trinity Square. You should clearly be able to see the tower when you exit the tube station. It is a short walk (approx. 3 minutes).

What to remember
  • Unfortunately this tour is unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance, as well as strollers or baby carriages on our group tours
  • London's tourist sites are among the most popular in the world. Skip the Line Access and careful planning limit our crowd exposure, but please be aware that some locations may be unavoidably busy during standard hours
  • Everything will be done to ensure timings and itineraries are respected; however, due to issues beyond control, timings and sites are subject to last minute changes on rare occasions
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When
  • On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays this tour is available at 8.30am
  • On Sundays and Mondays this tour is available at 9.30am
  • The duration of this tour will be 1 hour and 15 minutes
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Provider
City Wonders
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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