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Tower of London
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Tower of London Entrance Ticket Including Crown Jewels and Beefeater Tour
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London City Sightseeing Tour Including Tower of London and City of London
Ranked #3 of 1,749 things to do in London
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: One of London's most famous landmarks, the historic Tower houses the Crown Jewels, the prison cell of Sir Walter Raleigh, known as the Bloody Tower, and the Chapel of St. John and the Royal Armories.
Reviewed 7 July 2012

This place is absolutely amazing. Stuffed full of history, the beautiful buildings offer glimpses into the varied and bloody history of England. Plus you can see the Crown Jewels, though be prepared to queue, unless you go on a wet Tuesday morning, like I did!

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Reviewed 7 July 2012

This attraction was much more elaborate than I thought it would be. I'm definitely glad we were part of a tour conducted by one of the Yeoman Warders (Beefeaters) that live on the premises. Our guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable.

I would suggest allowing at least a half-day for this attraction, especially if you take the time to see the crown jewels. One word of caution: during the part of the tour where the guide takes people into the chapel, they ask you turn off your phones, don't text, and don't take photos, and they are absolutely serious about it! It's not a casual request that nobody cares about whether you heed it or not, like in the U.S. One of my fellow Americans (though not in my group, thankfully) on the tour was texting after we came into the chapel. The guide heard the buttons clicking and stopped everything to find the offender and asked her to show some respect for the working chapel.

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Reviewed 7 July 2012

Amazing amazing amazing! The sponsorship is not sublte enough though.

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Reviewed 7 July 2012

We got here at about 2.30Pm and joined in the 3Pm guided tour of the tower. This was excellent. had a look theu a couple of the buildings which contain displays (military medals, guns, swords), but the Jewel Tower had a really long queue so it wouldn't have been possible to enter before closing time (5.30 PM)...so get here first thing, do the Jewels , then look around the rest. You probably need to allow a whole day to see it all!
the London Pass allowed us to bypass a queue to purchase tickets

Thank Jan N
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Reviewed 7 July 2012

this trip is very exciting and you get a chance to see the history of gory london with interactive exhibits sutiable for young children the queues are long with many tourists so be prepared to wait a little bit

Thank tom m
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