Guided tour

London: Tower of London Early Access Tour with Beefeater

London: Tower of London Early Access Tour with Beefeater

From US$ 77.78 per person

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.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • 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.
  • Early access entrance ticket to the Tower of London
  • Tour of the Tower of London with a Beefeater
  • Small group tour of no more than 30 people
  • An English-speaking City Wonders representative
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and beverages
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

Please note: the meeting point is NOT at the Tower of London entrance: meet in front of the ticket office just opposite the main entrance of the Tower of London. Address: St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB, UK.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Rain gear

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Flash photography
  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • The local operator is unable to accommodate guests in wheelchairs or with any impairment requiring special assistance
  • The local operator is unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on group tours
  •  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
  • The weather can be very changeable in London. Bring adequate rain wear if required
  •  This tour involves a reasonable amount of walking. Comfortable shoes are recommended
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Our tour of the Tower of London was amazing the beefeater who took us around his name was Scott he was absolutely great explained everything in detail constantly asters if there was any questions it was an amazing experience would highly recommend it we got there very early Which is the best thing to do because as we were coming out it was so so busy but still an amazing experience I will definitely go back again

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August 20, 2021

You enter the tower at a very early time and get to see the doors opening by the guards which is a ceremony I wasn't expecting and was very nice. The beefeater does like in the Tower and explains a lot of nice stuff, so you do enjoy the explanations. Finally you can see the Crown Jewels before the gigantic lines form, so you can fully enjoy the visit to the tower. Certainly worth it!

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September 6, 2019

This was a small group tour and we were able to be with the Beefeater earlier than regular ticket holders. This was the real advantage. The Beefeaters do the same tour for general ticket holders but later and larger groups. We were also able to get in line for the Royal Crown Jewels. When we exited the exhibit, the line was literally blocks long!

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August 20, 2019

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