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- Type of Tour: Private Walking Tour
- Duration: 2 hours
- Tour highlights: the White Tower, Yeoman Warders, Crown Jewels, Royal Beasts, Ravens, the Line of Kings, the Royal Mint, the Medieval Palace & the Bloody Tower.
- Meeting Point: Tower of London
- Max. Size of your Party: up to 8 people.
- Price: £285 for the party of maximum 8 people + 27£/person for the entrance tickets
- Cancellation: Full refund if we receive the notice at least 1 week before the tour, 100% penalty fee otherwise
A must tour for history lovers !
The Tower of London, officially Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, was founded towards the end of 1066 as part of the Norman Conquest of England. The Castle's name comes from its White Tower, which was built by William the Conqueror in 1078. Over the centuries the Tower of London has been used as a royal residence, a prison (from 1100 until 1952), an armoury, a treasury, a zoo, the Royal Mint, a records office and to house the Crown Jewels. Several ghosts are said to be residents at the tower of London including Henry VI, Catherine (the fifth wife of King Henry VIII), Dame Sybil who was the nurse of Prince Edward and even a grizzly bear that once lived in the tower!
This 2-hour private tour of the Tower of London will allow you to discover a little bit of the amazing British History and its political intrigues of kings and queens, murders etc.
Our passionate guide will meet you at the Tower of London. As a fully qualified and licensed Blue Badge London Guide, he is one of only a handful of elite outside guides who are permitted to guide officially inside the Tower of London and bypass the regular queue by using a reserved entrance (so that you beat the lines!). As your tour progresses, you will hear the stories of the seven Tower's ravens, Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard who were both imprisoned and executed in the Tower of London etc. You will also see the Yeoman Warders (or the "Beefeaters" as they are called), who are the ceremonial guardians of the Tower. After this amazing visit, you will continue onto the beautiful Crown Jewels (if time/queues permit).
Then, depending on your preferences, you can enter the White Tower, the oldest part of the Tower of London constructed in the 1070s, and explore the state-of-the-art Norman fortress and royal palace. We will see spectacular examples of Henry VIII's armour and discuss the functions of the medieval tournament and its knight ideals.
Please note that during peak season the Jewel House can be quite crowded, especially in the late morning and early afternoon..