Tower of London

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 10 publications
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10 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

Visitors to this turreted riverside castle enter a thousand years of history filled with cultural significance (but go early to avoid lines to see the crown jewels). Full review →



Founded by William the Conqueror in 1066, this huge fortified palace-jail-treasury-arsenal is the source of some of the most-famous tourist photo ops in all of England.


Condé Nast Traveler

The scene for many dramatic events during this country's history. Full review →



From the solid gold St Edward’s Crown, which rarely sees the light of day, to the glittering Imperial State Crown, here’s something you won’t see everyday: the Crown Jewels. Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

Nowhere else does London's history come to life so vividly as it does in this minicity of 20 towers filled with heraldry and treasure. Full review →


Frommer's 34

On a sunny summer afternoon, the Tower, one of the best-preserved medieval castles in the world, can be a cheerful buzzing place. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

The unmissable Tower of London (actually a castle of 20-odd towers) offers a window on to a gruesome and quite compelling history. Full review →


Michelin Guide 55

The Tower of London's romantic silhouette, so emblematic of British history, has been the backdrop for some horrific episodes as well as moments of royal splendour. Full review →


Not For Tourists

Kings and Queens. Surprisingly insightful, annoyingly expensive. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Some might go to the Tower of London to catch sight of the Crown Jewels, while others hope for a glimpse of a harrowed ghost as well. Full review →

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