Product Code: LT-V
The History of the Tower of London Built-in the 11th century, the Tower of London has been a central part of London's life for centuries. With many uses throughout history, the Tower has earned a chilling reputation for being a formidable Castle and one that Londoners would have trembled at the sight of. Once home to wild animals, ‘the royal beasts’, the Royal Mint, and a prison, there is much British history to uncover at the Tower of London. Beefeaters The Tower of London is famously guarded by Yeoman Warders who were once used to keep the prisoners inside the Tower safe. Now, you will find them outside the Crown Jewels, keeping a watchful eye on the Tower’s proceedings.
You’ll get the chance to see these iconic Warders, helping you to discover more about this historic landmark on London’s north bank. The Crown Jewels Go past the Yeoman Warders and have the special chance to see the majestic Crown Jewels. These dazzling diamond-encrusted masterpieces are a must-see part of the Tower of London and won’t leave you disappointed. Owned by some of the most famous monarchs in royal British history, you will get to see which Crown was worn by which Queen or King.
You’ll even get to see Queen Elizabeth II’s exquisite Imperial State Crown worn at the State Openings of Parliament. Royal Beasts Exhibition Once home to a vast array of wild animals, the Tower of London houses the interactive Royal Beasts Exhibition to give visitors an insight into this fascinating part of history. From lions to baboons (and even a polar bear!), many royal beasts called the Tower of London home.
The Line of Kings Sees historic armors including those of Henry VIII, Charles I, and James II. These are set in a parade alongside beautifully-carved horses. Dating back to the 17th century, the Line of Kings is one of the earliest museum exhibits. You won't see any Queens or less popular monarchs in this exhibit, as they didn't play a part in the royal message that the monarchy wanted to give early Tower visitors.
- Explore the White Tower, the oldest part of the Tower of London
- Come up close to the astounding Crown Jewels
- Learn and discover the Tower’s history
- Visit one of London’s most famous landmarks - the unnerving Tower of London
- Entry ticket to Tower of London
Know Before You Book
- Students must need to verify their legitimate ID on travel day
Know Before You Go
- Please exchange your printed/digital voucher at the meeting point
- All internal buildings close 30 minutes after last admission
Location & Meeting Points
Tower of london