Step back in time at Tower of London

No spoilers!

London has so much to offer and so many historic places preserved that you might find it hard to pick one when you decide to be a tourist for a day.

This weekend I decided to discover one of the most visited historic places in the world, Tower of London. As I promised you no spoilers – I will not divulge any details and we will let you discover the magical place. Keep reading because you will only find general info and our take on it.

If you are passionate about history this is a must-see. The staff and the place itself take you back in time – 1000s to be more precise. You can feel the vibes of those times, and you can actually forget for a moment that you live in the era of drones, vlogging and the table-phone-charger.

Tower of London is a small city in the middle of one of the biggest cities in the world. The moment you enter the fortress’ doors, you find an entire landscape of what this city looked like. From live performances that imitate the battles and lifestyles of those times to useful and interesting facts about London’s history. Tower of London is covered in memories of old epochs. Everything is so well-organised that you will even enjoy queuing to see the Crown Jewels. Every detail is in place so all you have to do is enjoy.

Useful Info:

  • There are 2 types of tickets: with donations and basic. The donation amount is fixed, but you can add up if you want
  • Ticket price for adult is £21.50 or £24.00 including donation (online)
  • If you are a student you get a discount, but you must have your Student Card with you
  • Don’t throw away the tickets – stick them on your memories wall (it is a useful info, don’t judge me)
  • Members can visit it for free
  • Lots of interactive activities for children (and adults like us)
  • You can get an audio guide for £4.00
  • Opening times are 9am to 5.30pm (except from Sunday and Monday when it opens at 10am)

Tips:

  • Buy your ticket online – they are cheaper and you can skip the queue
  • You can use your ticket within 7 days
  • Try to visit it on weekday – it’s so much quieter
  • The ticket also includes The iconic Yeoman Warder tour – this is a must-do
  • Take time to explore everything – I would suggest not to book anything else on that day (maybe just a dinner at Sky Garden)
  • Brace yourself for a long queue to see the Crown Jewels (depending on the month – there were no queues in February)

In some places, you are allowed to take pictures, but not everywhere – keep an eye on the signage!

We wish you a pleasant journey in time!

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