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$ 68.80 per person

Likely to sell out

Skip the long lines to the Tower of London and see the Crown Jewels without the crowds. Explore the amazing palace and castle with one of the legendary Beefeater guardsmen.

About this activity

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the long lines to the Tower of London
  • See the Crown Jewels before the crowds arrive
  • Learn the history of the Yeoman Warders
  • Stay at the monument for as long as you like
  • Visit the Tower with a Beefeater assigned exclusively to your group
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. Skip the long lines to the legendary site, where 3 English queens were executed, and get a brief 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.

Includes
  • Tower of London early access entrance ticket
  • Guided tour
  • English-speaking representative
  • Beefeater guard guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and beverages
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 149 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Value for money
    3.6/5
  • Service
    4.4/5
  • Organization
    4.3/5

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Tour with the Yeoman Warder was great - educational but entertaining and briskly paced enough to keep my pre-teens engaged. Early entry to avoid long queues and crowds was well worth it. The tour before official entry (outside of the tower) did feel a bit like we were just filling time until we could go in, but our guide worked hard to get the group engaged and tell us about the area and history.

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July 31, 2022

I can’t say enough about this tour. Fantastic way to spend our first morning in London. This early access is key; so many people in lines when we left. Perfect about of time on the tour and the Beefeater was super amazing. A tip- you will be met at the beginning from a representative of the company. The beefeater will meet you at the tower gate. My husband and 2 sons (aged 10 and 13) loved it.

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July 9, 2022

We arrived at the meeting point and were met by our knowledgeable guide, who told us a little history about the Tower. We then went on to the entrance, where we were met by our Beefeater guide. We went through the entrance and were taken to a quiet area where our Beefeater told us about the Tower and Beefeaters in general. We had a quick 20 minute tour and our Beefeater answered questions. We were then pointed in the direction of the Crown Jewels, so we had early access before the queues started to form - it was huge when we came out, so we made the right choice! We then had a full Beefeater tour with a different Beefeater which takes about an hour to go round the various sections of the Tower, and learn about the characters who lived, worked and died at the Tower. We spent pretty much the whole day at the Tower - it has so many interesting exhibits to see. We would thoroughly recommend this tour to anyone.

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July 7, 2022

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