On our Tower of London guided tour, your guide will introduce you to perhaps the most significant Royal Palace in British history. The Tower wasn’t just a Royal residence though, Medieval castle, Zoo, Royal Vault, this beautiful city centre fortress has had many roles. Let’s take an adventure through time and explore its history.
We have to pass through a few gates with murder holes, to enter the Tower, but don’t worry your guide will keep you safe! It’s hard to miss the Beefeaters as we arrive, these ceremonial guardians look after Tower and its visitors.
Your guide will introduce you to Poppy, Jubilee, Grip and the other ravens. Some might be resting in their cages, some freely hopping around. They might even pose for a charming picture, but don’t get too close, they can bite!
Who was imprisoned in the Bloody Tower? Let’s find out, right after we escape the torture chamber, where you can still see some of the brutal medieval instruments. Maybe you’ve heard the stories about Henry VIII and his wife Anne Boleyn? Your guide can explain where Anne met her end, the execution site lies in the Tower Grounds. No wonder it’s known as the Bloody Tower!
Prepare to be amazed now as we continue to the jewel house. See the crown jewels, sceptre, orb and much more. The entire collection, which is guarded behind thick doors, has an unimaginable value, making the Jewel House one of our favourite stops.
We’ll continue on your guided Tower of London tour to explore the white tower next. This is the oldest part of the fortress and it’s packed full of armour once belonging to famous kings, including Henry VIII and Charles I, to name just a few. Upstairs, children and grown-ups can all enjoy a fun interactive exhibit. AS we leave the Tower behind, there’s a great chance to see the spectacular Tower Bridge spanning the River Thames, if you’re really lucky you might see it opening.
There is so much to see on a tour of the Tower of London. Whilst you could visit on your own, you will surely miss the layers of history and intriguing stories that your Blue Badge Guide knows by heart.
Taking a Tower of London private tour truly maximises your visit, which may be a once-in-a-lifetime visit! Experience it all as you delve deeper and learn so much more about the fascinating people and history forever entwined with this iconic landmark’s past.
This tour runs in all weather and includes a moderate amount of walking on some uneven surfaces so we suggest wearing comfortable walking shoes.
If you’d like to find out a bit more about the history of the Tower of London and take a virtual tour of the Royal Palace highlights, then check out our Tower of London podcast episode.
Hoping to see even more during your trip, check out our other London tours. Consider our private walking tour of London to see both the Tower and Westminster Abbey with your Blue Badge Guide. Or, for something different, check out our Churchill War Rooms Tour for more recent British history. All our private tours are available with instant confirmation, they are also covered by our comprehensive full refund policy should your travel plans change.
All tours are for private groups only and start from £379. Groups can be up to 10 people. Your entrance tickets to the Tower of London are included. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!
Welcome Centre, The Tower of London, Tower Hill, London EC3N 4AB. By prior arrangement, your guide can meet you at your central London hotel.
Sun-Mon 10:00am, 2:00pm
Tue-Sat 9:00am, 2:00pm
The tour departs from the welcome centre, opposite the main entrance. Your Guide will be waiting with a sign showing the lead customer’s name.