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A Visitor's Guide to the Tower of London

The Tower of London is a must-see attraction that will take at least several hours to visit. This is not just a tower! Prepare for acres of towers, ramparts, queen’s house buildings, armories, crown jewel displays, and more.

Here are some planning tips

  • Visit the Tower of London site for the latest information about tours and helpful tips, such as the Top Ten Things to See.
  • Tickets can be purchased online at the Tower of London site.
  • The Tower of London is walkable and has baby changing facilities
  • The Tower of London is easily accessible by London Underground and is just a short walk from Tower Hill station on the Circle / District lines.
  • Check out the Welcome Center for brochures for visitors with children, such as “Family Trails” with quizzes and activities, facts and illustrations designed for family visits.
  • Allow two to three hours for a visit. Better yet, allow extra time for a tour of the Yeoman Warder ( Beefeater tour ). These hour-long tours by the Tower’s special guards are generally offered every half hour during the day.
  • The Yeoman Warders also give short talks on the history of the Tower of London. Inquire when visiting or visiting the Lower Lanthorn Tower
  • Recorded audio tours are available, as are tower guide books (at various stores).
  • The Tower of London (no wonder) has a great gift shop if you are interested in something about gentlemen
  • Itinerary Suggestion: After your visit to the Tower of London, hop on one of the tour boats that are a great way to see the historic buildings on the banks of the Thames. You can disembark near the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye.
  • Suggested itinerary : The »Ceremony of the Keys« , the traditional closing of the Tower of London at night, takes place every evening at seven minutes to ten. The Chief Guardian emerges from the Byward Tower in a colorful dress, with a lantern and the Queen’s Keys, for a brief ceremony that has been much the same for 700 years.

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