The Crown Jewels
The Crown Jewels
4.5
Ancient RuinsPoints of Interest & Landmarks
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Neighbourhood: City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighbourhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
How to get there
  • Tower Hill • 3 min walk
  • Tower Gateway • 4 min walk
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  • AlexanderD
    Jackson, New Jersey5,640 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the Wait
    This was the only attraction at the Tower of London we had to wait for. We got on the line at 11:35 and got inside at 12:05. It was worth it. That’s because there are actually several rooms of items on display. It isn’t just a single room but multiple ones featuring past crowns, ceremonial maces, dinner services, and more. That makes the experience worth the time and effort. If you are already at the Tower of London this is a no-brainer.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 August 2023
  • akat411
    San Francisco, California251 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bit of advice to avoid the most crowds
    If you have any interest in seeing the royal crowns and other royal objects then you do have to check out this exhibit. This is located within the Tower of London and after reading many travel forums/groups the advice was clear. Arrive as close to opening as possible, then head straight to the jewels and you can do the tower tours afterwards. This was the best advice as we had 0 wait time to get in and by the time we left the exhibit the queue was full of people and school groups. I thought this advice was only needed for crowded summertime - but no, still helpful in October. As another poster mentioned, it is dark in the exhibit. No pictures allowed. We stayed about 30-45 minutes.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 October 2023
  • Karen C
    Renton, Washington19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go here first!
    Go here first before you tour the Tower of London. The jewels are amazingly beautiful. A lot of other museums replace the gems with fake. This is actually the vault where the crowns and other jewels are kept. We did not wait at all to get in as we went at opening and straight to the jewels.
    Visited July 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 July 2024
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Karen C
Renton, WA19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2024 • Couples
Go here first before you tour the Tower of London. The jewels are amazingly beautiful. A lot of other museums replace the gems with fake. This is actually the vault where the crowns and other jewels are kept. We did not wait at all to get in as we went at opening and straight to the jewels.
Written 9 July 2024
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dg2014jg
Magnolia, TX1,082 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Couples
Who hasn't heard of this exhibit? Of course, it needs to continue to be on your bucket list. I don't know how we got lucky, but we just walked right in. There was no line.
Written 6 July 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Solo
PROS
* Amazing display of shiny historical riches
* Beautifully designed reverential rooms with dimmed lighting and enhanced thorough complete viewing of the masterpieces

CONS
* There are almost always some lines to get in
* No photos allowed inside

"I VISITED THIS PLACE"...
... as an essential part of my day-long tour of the Tower of London.

Of course everyone writes to arrive at the place early and to visit the crown Jewels first. I knew that and didn't do it, because I was tempted by the yeoman tours and seeing the moat and the general structures of the Tower of London complex.

It was 1130am by the time that I got in the line, which moved quickly and I was inside within 10-15 minutes.

I enjoyed the glamour and the rich luxury of the historical exhibits from hundreds of years ago, through Queen Victoria over 100 years ago. There were many rooms, all in a subdued lighting and allowing one to circle the stands to see the exhibit from all perspectives.

The last room displays the cape and the velvet crown worn by King Charles III at his official coronation, which when I visited, had been a month earlier.

WAS IT WORTH THE PRICE?
It is expensive at GBP30 to enter the Tower of London complex, but yes- it is worth it

WOULD "I VISIT THIS PLACE" AGAIN?
Not for GBP30

ADVICE
* Go early and get in line to avoid the crowds
* Be prepared for "no photos allowed"
Written 26 February 2024
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akat411
San Francisco, CA251 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
If you have any interest in seeing the royal crowns and other royal objects then you do have to check out this exhibit.

This is located within the Tower of London and after reading many travel forums/groups the advice was clear. Arrive as close to opening as possible, then head straight to the jewels and you can do the tower tours afterwards. This was the best advice as we had 0 wait time to get in and by the time we left the exhibit the queue was full of people and school groups. I thought this advice was only needed for crowded summertime - but no, still helpful in October.

As another poster mentioned, it is dark in the exhibit. No pictures allowed. We stayed about 30-45 minutes.
Written 17 October 2023
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LTStone
London, UK118 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends

The good bit first – the actual exhibits, the jewels, the robes, etc., are beautifully displayed. All spotlit and in the round, (so you can walk round and view from all sides).
The bad bits now –
1. Not set in context, no overview. Really needs an initial room telling people what they are going to see, the historical background and how and why coronations etc. have developed and changed in the UK over the time period. Otherwise, it’s just room after room of ‘bling’.
2. I appreciate and acknowledge the low lighting throughout. It adds to the ‘reverential’ atmosphere and displays the items at their best. BUT the first room is far too dark. I think there will be accidents in there – people stumbling and falling. If you are unsteady on your feet, or even slightly visually impaired, beware!
3. The labels on items were by and large not informative enough. And as far as I could tell, there was no written info on the coronation film being shown. I thought it was the late Queen’s coronation; in fact it included footage of the coronations of both George 5th and George 6th.
Written 13 September 2023
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AlexanderD
Jackson, NJ5,640 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
This was the only attraction at the Tower of London we had to wait for. We got on the line at 11:35 and got inside at 12:05. It was worth it. That’s because there are actually several rooms of items on display.

It isn’t just a single room but multiple ones featuring past crowns, ceremonial maces, dinner services, and more. That makes the experience worth the time and effort. If you are already at the Tower of London this is a no-brainer.
Written 17 August 2023
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN5,349 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
One of the highlights of visiting the Tower of London. Amazing collection of jewels and crowns of the Royal Family. A long wait can develop to enter the Jewel House and I would get to the Tower in the early morning at opening and head straight to the Crown Jewels even before taking the tour with the Beefeater. No photography allowed inside.
Written 11 February 2023
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Vic0z
Abbotsford, Australia88 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
We arrived at 12:30 on a weekday in December- the busiest time of the year! Even though we went directly to the Crown Jewels we stood in the queue for around 90 minutes. When we eventually got inside it seemed like it was all done in 5 minutes. The jewels were truly spectacular and a must-see once in your life, but the queuing was very unpleasant with nowhere to sit so wouldn’t bother again unless queue-free. Not worth the wait for me but since it’s a must-see I’ve rated accordingly.
Written 31 December 2022
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA15,271 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We booked the Early Access Tour, so we had plenty of time to view the jewels and other artifacts before the crowds arrived. We took two trips on the moving walkway.

Lots to see besides the jewels. There are gold and silver serving pieces as well.
Written 30 September 2022
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ndw78
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK2,740 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Amazing walk through of the history of the royal family and Crown Jewels. You can’t take photos whilst in there but they are a sight to behold. There’s so much more than the crowns to see and a fantastic experience all round
Written 13 August 2022
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