Fortress, Palace, Prison: Private Tour Of The Tower Of London For Two

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Fortress, Palace, Prison: Private Tour Of The Tower Of London For Two

Tower Hamlets, London

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“The Tower of London houses the most visited objects in Britain, perhaps the world – a trip there is a truly remarkable experience!” The Telegraph

Why we love it

Famed for incarcerating some of the world’s most notorious prisoners, the Tower of London has played many roles throughout history. As the contemporary keeper of the Crown Jewels and home to the ‘Beefeaters’, the citadel has many stories to tell. Join an expert guide on a private tour of this renowned British monument and discover the secrets of this mighty fortress, Royal palace and infamous prison.

What's Included?

  • Take a personalised tour of the Tower of London for two people
  • Receive one entry ticket each
  • Explore the grounds and interior for two and a half hours with an expert guide
  • Visit the infamous Bloody Tower, view the Crown Jewels and meet the Ravens

Description

Originally built as a fortress and royal residence by William the Conqueror in 1066, it wasn’t long before the tower took on a number of other – more surprising – roles. In 1204, it became a menagerie for wild beasts acquired by King John and later that century, the location of the mint. However, it is the Tower of London’s history as a prison that has always held the most fascination.

Most notoriously, the rightful heir to the throne of Edward IV, his 12-year old son, was locked in the tower by his power-hungry uncle – never to be seen again. Centuries later, the tower also jailed Hitler’s right-hand man, Rudolf Hess, who was brought to London in May 1941 after landing unexpectedly in Scotland.

Despite its days of imprisonment coming to an end, the tower remains a living fortress, adapting to its changed circumstances while conserving centuries of tradition. It is home to the world-famous Yeoman Warders, or ‘Beefeaters’, the Crown Jewels, as well as to the ravens – at least half a dozen of which must stay within the bounds of the fortress or, legend has it, the monarchy will fall.

A two-and-a-half guided tour with an expert guide, will take you and your guest on a mysterious journey of this historical wonder. Tracing stories back through the centuries, you'll discover just how influential this building has been to British history as a fortress, palace and prison.

Description

Originally built as a fortress and royal residence by William the Conqueror in 1066, it wasn’t long before the tower took on a number of other – more surprising – roles. In 1204, it became a menagerie for wild beasts acquired by King John and later that century, the location of the mint. However, it is the Tower of London’s history as a prison that has always held the most fascination.

Most notoriously, the rightful heir to the throne of Edward IV, his 12-year old son, was locked in the tower by his power-hungry uncle – never to be seen again. Centuries later, the tower also jailed Hitler’s right-hand man, Rudolf Hess, who was brought to London in May 1941 after landing unexpectedly in Scotland.

Despite its days of imprisonment coming to an end, the tower remains a living fortress, adapting to its changed circumstances while conserving centuries of tradition. It is home to the world-famous Yeoman Warders, or ‘Beefeaters’, the Crown Jewels, as well as to the ravens – at least half a dozen of which must stay within the bounds of the fortress or, legend has it, the monarchy will fall.

A two-and-a-half guided tour with an expert guide, will take you and your guest on a mysterious journey of this historical wonder. Tracing stories back through the centuries, you'll discover just how influential this building has been to British history as a fortress, palace and prison.

Additional Information

This experience must be booked within 6 months of purchase, but you can choose to go any time within 1 year.

Availability:

This experience is available:

  • Monday at 10am
  • Tuesday to Friday at 9am

This experience is not available on bank holidays and other special occasion days such as Valentine’s Day.

Other Useful Details:

Bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 2 months in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

Additional Information

This experience must be booked within 6 months of purchase, but you can choose to go any time within 1 year.

Availability:

This experience is available:

  • Monday at 10am
  • Tuesday to Friday at 9am

This experience is not available on bank holidays and other special occasion days such as Valentine’s Day.

Other Useful Details:

Bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 2 months in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

What's Included?

  • Take a personalised tour of the Tower of London for two people
  • Receive one entry ticket each
  • Explore the grounds and interior for two and a half hours with an expert guide
  • Visit the infamous Bloody Tower, view the Crown Jewels and meet the Ravens

Why we love it

Famed for incarcerating some of the world’s most notorious prisoners, the Tower of London has played many roles throughout history. As the contemporary keeper of the Crown Jewels and home to the ‘Beefeaters’, the citadel has many stories to tell. Join an expert guide on a private tour of this renowned British monument and discover the secrets of this mighty fortress, Royal palace and infamous prison. Read full description

Description

Originally built as a fortress and royal residence by William the Conqueror in 1066, it wasn’t long before the tower took on a number of other – more surprising – roles. In 1204, it became a menagerie for wild beasts acquired by King John and later that century, the location of the mint. However, it is the Tower of London’s history as a prison that has always held the most fascination.

Most notoriously, the rightful heir to the throne of Edward IV, his 12-year old son, was locked in the tower by his power-hungry uncle – never to be seen again. Centuries later, the tower also jailed Hitler’s right-hand man, Rudolf Hess, who was brought to London in May 1941 after landing unexpectedly in Scotland.

Despite its days of imprisonment coming to an end, the tower remains a living fortress, adapting to its changed circumstances while conserving centuries of tradition. It is home to the world-famous Yeoman Warders, or ‘Beefeaters’, the Crown Jewels, as well as to the ravens – at least half a dozen of which must stay within the bounds of the fortress or, legend has it, the monarchy will fall.

A two-and-a-half guided tour with an expert guide, will take you and your guest on a mysterious journey of this historical wonder. Tracing stories back through the centuries, you'll discover just how influential this building has been to British history as a fortress, palace and prison.

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Description

Originally built as a fortress and royal residence by William the Conqueror in 1066, it wasn’t long before the tower took on a number of other – more surprising – roles. In 1204, it became a menagerie for wild beasts acquired by King John and later that century, the location of the mint. However, it is the Tower of London’s history as a prison that has always held the most fascination.

Most notoriously, the rightful heir to the throne of Edward IV, his 12-year old son, was locked in the tower by his power-hungry uncle – never to be seen again. Centuries later, the tower also jailed Hitler’s right-hand man, Rudolf Hess, who was brought to London in May 1941 after landing unexpectedly in Scotland.

Despite its days of imprisonment coming to an end, the tower remains a living fortress, adapting to its changed circumstances while conserving centuries of tradition. It is home to the world-famous Yeoman Warders, or ‘Beefeaters’, the Crown Jewels, as well as to the ravens – at least half a dozen of which must stay within the bounds of the fortress or, legend has it, the monarchy will fall.

A two-and-a-half guided tour with an expert guide, will take you and your guest on a mysterious journey of this historical wonder. Tracing stories back through the centuries, you'll discover just how influential this building has been to British history as a fortress, palace and prison.

Opening Times

Monday at 10am Tuesday to Friday at 9am Tours need to start as soon as the Tower of London opens to avoid extremely long queues for the Crown Jewels.

Additional Information

This experience must be booked within 6 months of purchase, but you can choose to go any time within 1 year.

Availability:

This experience is available:

  • Monday at 10am
  • Tuesday to Friday at 9am

This experience is not available on bank holidays and other special occasion days such as Valentine’s Day.

Other Useful Details:

Bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 2 months in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

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  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Fortress, Palace, Prison: Private Tour Of The Tower Of London For Two

  • Add an extra guest +
    £26