International Travel — U.K.
Tower of London & the Crown Jewels
Tower of London
Founded by William the Conqueror in 1066, the Tower of
one of the world's most famous
and spectacular fortresses — it
attracts over 2.5 million
tourists every year. Be sure to take a souvenir picture with one
of the Tower's famous "Beefeaters." Plan to spend at least 2-3 hours at the Tower of London, so you
can be sure to see everything.
Skip the Line: Tower of London Tickets
The "Skip the Line" entrance ticket includes viewing the White Tower and the famous Crown Jewels, as well as a free Yeoman Warder "Beefeater" Tour. Booking your ticket ahead of time, you'll jump the line at no extra cost. Don't waste time waiting in lines on vacation.
Since the 14th century, The Tower of London has housed the priceless
Crown Jewels, which includes St. Edward's Crown, worn
Elizabeth II during her coronation in 1953 — and the Imperial State Crown (with 2,868 diamonds, 273 pearls, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds and 5 rubies)... wow! Visit the Tower's
permanent exhibition "Crowns &
Diamonds: the Making of the Crown Jewels."
Ceremony of the Keys
Admission is free for the Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of
London at 9:50pm. each night, but you need to plan ahead. Visitors may request
to seven passes by writing to: The Ceremony of the Keys, H.M. Tower of Lodon,
London, EC3N 4AB.
The White Tower
Royal Armories' Collection
Armor and weapons of the medieval English Kings and their
armies are displayed in the White Tower the Oldest Medieval
Building at the Tower of London.
The Medieval Palace Rooms
See parts of the Tower of London that the Kings of England used
when in residence.
The Medieval Palace
King's Great Chamber,
Hall and Throne Room
Step back into the 13th Century with a Reception for up to
150 guests. Note: The Medieval Palace is only available for events
during the Summer months.
Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Wall Walk
it offers panoramic views of the Tower, Tower
Bridge and the River Thames.
Tower of London "Ravens"
For 350 years, the Tower of London has kep "six black ravens"
in its inner courtyard — the birds are favorites among the
many tourists who visit the Tower every year.
As legend has it, Kings
Charles II was
told that if the Ravens died or ever left the Tower, the Tower
would fall. So, to this
day, there must always be six ravens at the Tower.
Sir Walter Ralegh was imprisoned in the Bloody Tower for
The Jewel House
Enjoy a Private Viewing and Reception. Minimum of 15 people,
The White Tower
The Oldest Medieval Building at the Tower of London can accommodate up to 80 people for Dinner or up to 250 for
a VIP Reception.
The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
This space accommodates up to 70 people for a sit-down event
or up to 100 for a Reception.
The New Armories
Fun location for up to 240 people for a sit-down event or 300 for
Scaffolding Site & Tower Green
The famous Scaffold is the site of seven London executions,
including three Queens two of Henry VIII's wives, Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard, were beheaded here.
Yeoman Warders "Beefeaters"
Today, the Yeomon Warders are more popularly known as London's famous "Beefeaters." Since
1485, the yeoman warders — all men — have guarded over the royal
London's First Female Beefeater
In September 2007 — after 522 years — the
Tower of London welcomed its first female Yeoman Warder, Moira Cameron.
Previously an army accountant for 22 years, she now joins her male
colleagues at the Tower of
London. Be sure to say hello if you see her during one of your visits.