Tower of London
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  • London: Ghost Walk and Spooky River Thames Boat Ride

    1. London: Ghost Walk and Spooky River Thames Boat Ride

    Feel shivers down your spine on a ghost walk around the haunted and historic sights of London. Follow the shadows to some of the darkest corners of the city on a 2-hour walking tour and boat ride. Cruise in luxury along the River Thames aboard a boat with an on-board bar. See London's legendary attractions illuminated for the evening against the black night sky. Discover the site of the most haunted house and creep through parks rich with horrific history.  End the night at the royal castle and former prison of the Tower of London.  

    Lula was a great guide, very good stories. Reasonable value for money. Worth doing if in London for a few days.

  • London: Westminster Pier to Tower Bridge Quay City Cruise

    2. London: Westminster Pier to Tower Bridge Quay City Cruise

    Climb aboard a sightseeing boat at Westminster Pier and cruise through the heart of London, admiring the many sights along the River Thames along the way. Stop at Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, and Bankside Pier before arriving at Tower Bridge Quay. Catch sights of St. Paul's Cathedral, The Shard, Tate Modern, Globe Theatre, and much more en route. Choose a 1-way trip to Tower Bridge Quay or opt for a round-trip cruise and return to Westminster non-stop. Listen to the live audio commentary from your captain and make use of the state-of-the-art facilities onboard the boat.   Benefit from regular departures from Westminster Pier every 40 minutes along with ideal viewing opportunities from the open top deck of the modern "Sapele" and "Mercuria" vessels or the open deck of the traditional "Sarah Kathleen." Each vessel features a bar serving light refreshments to purchase.

    We enjoyed our little tour, really nice experience. I can recommend to all people visiting for the first time but even Londoners

  • London Vintage Bus Tour and Cream Tea at Harrods

    3. London Vintage Bus Tour and Cream Tea at Harrods

    London Vintage Bus & Boat Tour See the highlights of London via 2 classic modes of transport on this half-day adventure. First, you will enjoy great views of Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, and the London Eye as you meander through the historic streets on board a vintage double-decker bus. Continue on and see St. Paul’s Cathedral - Sir Christopher Wren’s architectural masterpiece, where Admirals Nelson and Wellington are buried, and where Princess Diana and Prince Charles got married. Proceed to the Tower of London, built nearly 1,000 years ago during the reign of William the Conqueror. Home to the Crown Jewels, the Tower is protected by the famous Beefeaters, and the imposing palace has been used as a fortress and a prison throughout its history. Your guide will take you to Traitors' Gate, where prisoners entered the Tower for the last time. Next, take a...

    My friend and I had a thoroughly enjoyable day, seeing parts of London I have never been to and also the rive cruise. The staff were really good and friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Harrods was the icing on the cake, in beautiful surroundings.

  • River Thames City Highlights Cruise

    4. River Thames City Highlights Cruise

    You can take in many of London's world-famous landmarks whilst relaxed in the comfort of a modern, all-weather and wheelchair-friendly sightseeing boat. Informative commentary featuring colorful tales of the city's past will keep your mind engaged as you cruise down the Thames! Cruises depart regularly from Westminster and Tower Pier and will arrive at Greenwich pier after approximately 40 minutes. See sights along the Southbank as you board for your single one-way cruise. Sailings occur every day of the year except for Christmas Day. Begin your journey at Tower Pier, located perfectly next to Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. Cruise under Tower Bridge where the perfect picture opportunity presents itself grab a refreshment from the onboard bar and relax as you weave through the heart of London and discover fascinating history around every bend. Disembark At Greenwich Pier where yo...

    Very informative and totally enjoyable. An excellent experience all round. My children enjoyed it so much they asked that we do this more often.

  • London in One Day Tour with River Cruise

    5. London in One Day Tour with River Cruise

    Westminster Abbey and Parliament Square The tour begins with a panoramic drive around parliament Square, to see Westminster Abbey, where many of our Kings, Queens, Statesmen, poets and writers are buried. See Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. London's West End, Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard Enjoy a fascinating panoramic tour, seeing Trafalgar Square, Downing Street, London's Theatre District and Piccadilly Circus. Then to Buckingham Palace to see the colourful ceremony of the Changing of the Guard**. We will then have a chance to enjoy lunch at a traditional London Pub. St Paul's Cathedral A guided tour of Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece – St Paul's Cathedral - crowned by th...

    This was a great day tour. Leslie was a good guide and there was sufficient time allocated for each of the sites/attractions!

  • Magic of London Tour with Afternoon Tea at Harrods

    6. Magic of London Tour with Afternoon Tea at Harrods

    Take a full-day tour of London’s most iconic sights on this 9-hour panoramic guided tour. You will soon be on your way, enjoying the city in all its glory as you drive past some of London's most famous landmarks. Visit St Paul’s Cathedral exploring the masterpiece designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1673, taking time to listen to the 1695 organ that Mendelssohn once played and visit the tombs of Nelson and Wellington.  Continue to The Mall to watch the Changing of the Guards, as one of the Queen's Foot Guard Household Regiment march from St. James Palace to Buckingham Palace to military music, dressed in their famous tunics and busbies. If the Changing of the Guard is not taking place, you will still stop at Buckingham Palace for photos. Next you will visit the historic Tower of London where you'll gain fascinating insights into the history of this Royal Palace and fortress. Ample tim...

    A compact tour with a lot of interesting facts about London. A good value for all the sights that you will visit.

  • London: Crown Jewels Tour with River Cruise

    7. London: Crown Jewels Tour with River Cruise

    Discover 2 of London's most iconic sites with tours of St. Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London. Step back in time as your guide leads you through centuries of history; from the Tudor period to the Great Fire of London, right up until the present day. Crowned by the magnificent dome iconic of the London skyline, Sir Christopher Wren rebuilt St. Paul's Cathedral in the English Baroque style after the Great Fire of London. Since then it has served as the location of many grand royal events, including the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. The Tower of London was founded in 1078 by William the Conqueror after seizing the English crown, and was seen as a symbol of repression for some time. Since then it has been a Royal Palace, armory, prison, and execution site. The traditionally-attired Beefeaters who guard the Tower will regale you with insightful tales of its past be...

  • London: Westminster Tour, River Cruise, and Tower of London

    8. London: Westminster Tour, River Cruise, and Tower of London

    From the meeting point, start the 3-hour walking tour by heading through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, admiring the well-manicured trees and flowers along the way. At the palace, watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard Ceremony.   Afterward, see 17 other iconic London sights such as Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the London Eye, Parliament Square, and the Houses of Parliament. After the walking tour, take to the River Thames for a sightseeing cruise where you will get to see many other iconic buildings and sights. Disembark at Tower Pier and head to the Tower of London for the exciting Beefeater tour. Walk around the Tower of London, discovering the history, stories, and ghosts that lie within. Marvel at the Crown Jewels and other fascinating historical artifacts including the suits of armor worn by former kings of England. See the cells where prisoners were once k...

    Chris was an amazing tour guide. He made the experience extremely captivating and fun. History has now become my new favorite hobby thanks to him! Excellent job, Chris!

  • Full-Day London Sightseeing Tour – Historic & Modern

    9. Full-Day London Sightseeing Tour – Historic & Modern

    Compare and contrast medieval and modern London on a full-day sightseeing tour of some of the city’s most iconic attractions. Departing from the Victoria district near Buckingham Palace, you will take a whistle-stop tour of London’s famous monuments, and stop to visit St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London. Have your cameras at the ready as you drive past Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. Gaze across the river at the London Eye and the South Bank. Drive down streets lined with architecture from all eras, from the white Portland stone buildings of Belgravia, to the glass-and-steel skyscrapers of the City of London. Towering high over the City is Sir Christopher Wren’s magnificent St. Paul’s Cathedral, widely considered to be his masterpiece. You will jump off the coach to enter the quire, and marvel at the cathedral’s beautiful mosaics. Another highlight of your tour...

  • Best of Royal London with Optional Tower of London Opening

    10. Best of Royal London with Optional Tower of London Opening

    Experience the best of royal London on a half-day sightseeing tour, exploring the historic landmarks of the city center, and cruising down the River Thames. Meet at the Tower of London, home to the famous Yeoman Warders (“Beefeaters”), and a former prison that witnessed the execution of 3 English queens! Marvel at the Crown Jewels of the English monarchy, and see official regalia worn by HM the Queen, including orbs, swords, crowns and sceptres. Go to the White Tower where the “Princes in the Tower” were held before being murdered, allegedly by Richard III. With early entrance to the Tower you will be among the first to see the ceremonial opening by the Yeomen Warders. Depart the Tower and cruise down the River Thames on board a shuttle boat. Admire the sights en route, such as St. Paul’s Cathedral and Shakespeare’s Globe. Upon arrival at the Embankment, and depending on time, stroll ...

    This tour was a highlight of our 2 week trip from Barcelona to London! Our guide Jo was not only incredibly knowledgeable about- Everything!, but she always put us in exactly the right spot at the right time for fantastic access! Did I mention her sense of humor? She had us laughing constantly; her historical remarks were highlighted with humorous anecdotes with perfect timing! The Crown Jewels and armor exhibit at the Tower rival any traditional museum visit, and we saw the Horse Guard change at the palace after a very pleasant river excursion on the Thames. Great Tour!

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What people are saying about Tower of London

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 220 reviews

Really great tour. Tour guide John was amazing, very knowledgeable and answered any questions we had. Very friendly. The tour was great, walking around London and seen all the amazing sights. The boat trip was lovely, especially to see all the London lights. Highly recommend. Walk all flat. Not scary, just really good stories.

Michael was an amazing tour guide (although he did say he wasn’t official and just a member of the boat crew). He made everyone feel safe and added some great commentary along the ride. Would definitely book again as we go a great view of either side of the Thames!

We had a great time with our guide John, he was extremely informative and friendly, we are actually planning on booking some of the other tours that he does - would highly recommend.

We enjoyed our little tour, really nice experience. I can recommend to all people visiting for the first time but even Londoners

John was fantastic with his knowledge and jokes, absolutely loved every bit