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Tower of London

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Suitable for ages
5 - 18
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1/2 day
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Tower of London
London
United Kingdom


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Families have always lived and worked in London's famous fortress, the Tower of London. They've had royal families, guards and servants, even prisoners as residents and now anyone can visit for an exciting day of discovery. There's lots to see both inside and out that will entertain kids of any ages whatever the weather. Located beside the equally impressive Tower Bridge in Tower Hill, the buildings of the London landmark span a whopping 900 years of history. Within the bastions and battlements are a series of interactive displays about the lives of British monarchs, and the often excruciatingly painful deaths of traitors. There's easily enough to do here to fill a whole day, and it's worth joining one of the fun, free tours led by the Yeoman Warders (or Beefeaters).

Good to knows

  • A family ticket includes access to the Tower, a Yeoman Warder guided tour and talk, live historical re-enactments, White Tower tour, children's activity trails, and entry to the Fit for a King exhibition
  • Residents of Tower Hamlets can visit the Tower of London for only £1
  • Children under 16 need to be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • This historic building has places with difficult stairs and passageways. Wheelchair access is limited, however the Jewel House and the Crown Jewels are fully accessible to all visitors.

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