Built following the invasion of Britain by the Norman French King William the Conqueror in 1066 to keep hostile Londoners at bay, the Tower has borne witness to some of the most dramatic events in the country’s history.
In its time, it has been a royal palace, a prison, a record office and home to a Royal Menagerie of exotic animals (including lions, tigers, an African elephant and a polar bear), the Royal Mint and the Royal Armouries.
A highlight of your visit is sure to be seeing the Crown Jewels, the world’s most magnificent set of royal regalia, which is still used regularly by HM The Queen at important national ceremonies.
The Tower is also home to seven ravens (members of the crow family). Legend states that the kingdom will fall if they ever leave the Tower. Only six are required to keep the country safe but an extra two are kept just in case!
On Tower Green stands the scaffold site where prisoners – among them two of King Henry VIII’s six wives, Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard – were executed.
If your time is limited or you want a better understanding of the Tower and its legends, let me take you on a tour.
We meet in reception at your central London hotel or apartment and make our way to The Tower on foot, by underground, bus or taxi.
£160 (Not including travel costs or entry fees but this can all be included by prior arrangement).
Prices are based from a start point in central London. Pick up point – Your guide will meet you at an agreed meeting place, usually at your hotel or apartment. If you are interested in a tour; please send your details and we will be in touch shortly.
“We visited London for a few days in late August. We travelled with another couple and both of our 11 year olds. We wanted to see London, experience it and show it to the kids. I had contacted Glyn a few days before the trip and he was very quick to respond, which I appreciated tremendously as we were finalizing our trip itinerary. Once in contact I viewed his YouTube video and liked him right away.
Glyn met us at our hotel on time and took us around London for a half day trip. We mostly walked around hitting all of the walkable and sightseeing spots. Glyn was a great guide because he was able to adjust to our group, we weren’t fast walkers and we got distracted quite a lot with pictures and random conversations but he never lost his patience and was always very pleasant. He knew a lot about London, it’s history and overall British life and was very open and willing to answer a million questions that we kept coming at him. Glyn was honest in his life views and shared interesting personal stories, as it helped us learn more about the British life.
We ended our tour at a lunch restaurant that he took us to, which also ended up being a good choice. He had a really calm and pleasant energy around him, which helped make our tour with him that much more enjoyable.”