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“A must see... The Crown Jewels”
Review of Tower of London

Tower of London
Ranked #10 of 1,908 things to do in London
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: One of London's most famous landmarks, the historic Tower houses the Crown Jewels, the prison cell of Sir Walter Raleigh, known as the Bloody Tower, and the Chapel of St. John and the Royal Armories.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

This is one of the highlights of our trip and traveling with young children was not easy but the kids did well. And one of the highlights was getting to the Tower of London and seeing the Crown Jewels.

One word of advice right from the start... get there early and head straight to the back where the building is for the Crown Jewels. It gets busy quickly and then the line extends for quite a bit. We didn’t have to wait at all and walked right in.

The tour is all ages and did not disappoint. I learns a lot about the history of the Crown Jewels and how the collection came to be. Fascinating!!

Then we went to the big tower to start our tour there where you learned about the history of the Tower of London, and the people who took part in the building, restoring, rebuilding, etc. We also learned a lot about the kinds and the succession of rulers and the armor and weapons used in battle.

Great walk around the battlements and multitude of towers and even a separate building which houses the Museum of the Fusaliers, which I enjoyed but the young kids... not so much.

Great time for all... highly recommend this site for visitors!!

Date of experience: April 2018
4  Thank 312haroldc
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Despite the rainy weather this site was well worth the time spent. The Crown Jewels were impressive and there is so much else to entertain.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank TWCMD
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

History by the bucket full top place. It was busy but not unbearable had a good day exploring the past. Even the kids were entertained.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank pyewalker
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Took a trip with two friends who had never been out of US before. This was one of our many stops and well worth the time. the displaies were great and the people very friendly and help if needed.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank James W
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Plan on spending about 3 hours here to get the full experience. I absolutely loved being able to really reach back and experience the history and understand some of London’s culture. Lines and lots of crowds over Easter break. Buy your tickets ahead of time as with anything in London

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Paul S
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