Guided tour

London: Tower of London Early Access Tour with Beefeater

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd. UK

London: Tower of London Early Access Tour with Beefeater

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd. UK
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From US$ 70.66 per person

Likely to sell out

Enter the Tower of London before the long queues to see the Crown Jewels. Explore the amazing Royal Palace and castle with one of the legendary Beefeater guardsmen.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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  • Get the benefit of an early access to the iconic Tower of London on this tour
  • Treat your eyes to the beauty of the Crown Jewels before the crowds arrive
  • Learn the history of the Yeoman Warders, the Royal Castle, and other landmarks
  • Travel back to British history and see where Guy Fawkes was put on trial
  • See the orbs, swords, rings, crowns, and scepters used for royal ceremonies
Full description

Explore one of the oldest monuments in London on an early morning guided tour of the Tower of London, and see the Crown Jewels before the crowds arrive. Avoid the lines with this early tour of the legendary site, where 3 English queens were executed, and get an introduction to the origins of the attraction before you meet one of the Yeomen Warders, more commonly known as Beefeaters.

Learn about the traditions of these elite guardsmen, historically responsible for the prisoners at the tower and for safeguarding the Crown Jewels. Journey through centuries of British history and see where Guy Fawkes was put on trial. Marvel at magnificent orbs, swords, rings, crowns, and scepters used for royal ceremonies and coronations. Stay at the Tower of London to explore at your own pace once your official tour is over.

  • Tower of London early access entrance
  • English-speaking host
  • Beefeater Guard audience
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

The meeting point is not at the Tower of London entrance. Meet your guide in front of the ticket office just opposite the main entrance of the Tower of London. Look for a local representative holding a City Wonders flag and sign.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Flash photography

Know before you go

  • Non-flash photography is permitted at the Tower of London
  • Skip-the-line entrance and careful planning will help avoid the crowds, but some locations may be unavoidably busy during standard hours
  • Government-imposed COVID restrictions for entering countries and venues (e.g. booster shot, negative COVID test, vaccine certificate with a QR code) may change at short notice
  • It is the responsibility of all visitors to ensure they check the official travel advice on the government websites and comply with local requirements. The local partner will not be held responsible for refused access to museums and tourist att
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This was AMAZING. We met our guide and he actually gave us a little mini tour while we waited for the Beefeater. The Beefeater tour was informative and entertaining. It was roughly 30 minutes long and then we were free to explore the Tower at our leisure. Our guide mentioned that the second the Beefeater was done to go see the Crown Jewels and that advice was perfect. I walked right in. When I left the line was HUGE. I really liked that we had input from a guide and the Beefeater. The Tower of London is so amazing. The Tower itself has a ton of stairs and narrow spaces but the Beefeater tour isn’t terribly hard walking as you stay outside.

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December 3, 2022

Fantastic trip where you see and hear so much. Easy to find the group we were going with. There were only 18 of us on our trip so we had the opportunity to ask lots of questions and have pictures taken. We didn't have to queue either to enter the tower or the crown jewels because of the earlier entrance. Our Beefeater was so sweet and could answer everything about the castle. Huge experience. Would highly recommend this tour.

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November 22, 2022

Fantastic experience! The tour guide who met us was friendly and knowledgeable, and spent half an hour talking about the history of the tower, before handing us over to a Beefeater, who then took us around the inner defence/ courtyard of the tower, telling us the history and myths of what has happened over the past 900(!) years!

November 20, 2022

Product ID: 164745