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Early Access Crown Jewels: Complete Tour of Tower of London & Opening Ceremony

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    Stop At: Tower of London, Tower Hill, London EC3N 4AB England

    Your tour starts with skip the line, early entrance into Tower where, standing inside the Traitor’s Gate with a small group of fellow visitors, you’ll you’ll watch an ancient military ceremony that officially opens the tower every day.

    Your guide will meet you back out in the courtyard and then lead you on a full tour of the Tower of London. Start with the site where many a royal head was removed on the old execution block and learn the poignant stories behind the deaths of people like Anne Boleyn and Sir Walter Raleigh. Then head up to the Bloody Tower to see where Sir Walter Spent 13 years of his life and down into the basements where enemies of the crown were tortured in a dungeon that contains examples of actual medieval torture devices.

    After a walk along the walls, which includes a peek inside the restored bedroom of Edward the Confessor (a must for medieval history enthusiasts), a chance to meet the Tower’s resident ravens and get an archers’ eye view out over the old moat, you step into the castle keep, or White Tower, for a full tour of a wonderfully-preserved Norman castle. The inside is full of Swords, armor, and royal regalia so as you visit each room, your guide will take you back in time to when England was still ruled by kings and queens. Some of it is pretty romantic, but you may be surprised how difficult and brutal life was.

    The guided portion of your experience ends in the White Tower, but we’ll give you time at the end to see some of the areas we didn’t visit, like the Beauchamp Tower and the Fusiliers Museum

    This is the most exclusive way to see the very best parts of the Tower of London with an expert guide. Given that lines into the Jewel House can run for an hour or more on busy days, having them all to yourself is one of the most spectacular experiences in London.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Jewel House, London England

    After a quick introduction from the Yeoman Warders who guard the palace, you’ll stroll straight into the Jewel House and be among the first people to see the Crown Jewels. There are no crowds, so after you guide tells you what to look out for, you can take your time and soak in one of the most dazzling collections of riches in the world.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Pass By: Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2UP England

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    Pass By: Take Walks, Office 1816, Portland House, Bressenden Pl, Westminster, London SW1E 5RS, UK

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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    This is a must do when you are in London- if you go on this early tour -you will miss all the lines and all the crowds & you will be in to see the crown jewels before everyone else... If you’re lucky you will...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Karyn S
    TakeWalks, Public Relations Manager at Take Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Karyn S, Thank you for writing about your experience on this tour! It's great that you were able to miss the lines and crowds on this tour because we aim to do just that! We hope you take Walks with us on all your...More

    Reviewed 9 July 2019

    Opening ceremony is really something to see and immediately into the Crown Jewels with no waiting. Only about 50 people total from several small tour groups were allowed this early entry. Absolutely worth the additional cost to beat the crowds and get a high quality,...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Darren B
    TakeWalks, Public Relations Manager at Take Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Dear Darren B, Thank you for joining us on this tour! We are so glad that you were able to enjoy the crown jewels with minimal crowds and that you enjoyed the small groups. We strive to create the best experiences for our guests and...More

    Reviewed 7 July 2019

    It was great to arrive early in order to view the crown jewels and to receive introductory information from one of the Beefeaters. Charlotte was both a good and informative guide and gave a great overview of all of the highlights of the Tower of...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Viajero581
    TakeWalks, Public Relations Manager at Take Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear Viajero581, Thank you for taking the time to let us know how your tour went! We are so happy that you were able to enjoy the Crown Jewels and other attractions before the crowds. Charlotte is so great at providing information while also still...More

    Reviewed 21 June 2019

    Vivien was excellent. Interesting tour. Recommend the early morning time to beat the crowds. Beef eaters were interesting. History of the entire complex was quite interesting. Crown jewels were stunning as expected. Overall would highly recommend.More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank chrismY3310UA
    TakeWalks, Public Relations Manager at Take Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Dear chrismY3310UA, Thank you for writing a review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your tour with Vivian. This tour highlights some of the most interesting aspects in London and the early entrance time is definitely an advantage to beat the crowds. We hope...More

    Reviewed 18 June 2019

    It was brilliant visiting the Tower of London before general admission, not to have to contend with big groups as were present later on. Geoff was very organised and always veered us to a quiet spot to explain things during our tour: we appreciated his...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Rosalind B
    TakeWalks, Public Relations Manager at Take Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear Rosalind B, Thank you for taking the time to write a thorough review of your experience! It's so wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your time with Geoff in the Tower of London and that you were able to avoid the crowds. Geoff is...More

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