1 hour
Tower of London
Classic
English
Culture
Tour running:

Tuesday 5.00 pm EDT, Sunday 1.00 pm EDT
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If a tour is fully booked, or you are looking to book a *Group or Private Tour - please email us about Group & Private Tours options.

*Please note - Group & Private Tours are specifically organised for your group and therefore subject to a premium price. Flat fee rate applies for groups of 6 and under.

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Why take this online class?

The Tower of London is one of the most visited landmarks not only in England, but also in Europe. This live online experience will take you through the famous history of the Tower of London and all the way from its beginnings as a fortress to its current state as protector of the priceless Crown Jewels, get acquainted with the Tower’s regal watchmen - the Yeomen Warders (known popularly as Beefeaters). Throughout its multiple historical functions as fortress, palace, prison and treasury, enjoy the expert storytelling with a local Blue Badge expert guide who has spent years studying these fascinating topics to London visitors.



Highlights
  • This tour is presented by a leading London Blue Badge guide who will share stories of the Tower of London and its different uses, from its foundations and all the way to the present.
  • The Yeomen Warders - the Tower official protectors keep many secrets, including why they are nicknamed Beefeaters.
  • Look upon all of the gems within the Crown Jewels and hear of their regal use.
  • Join this tour with others from around the world and ask the experts all the questions you never had answers for.
  • What better than enjoying this experience from the comfort of your own home.
Learn why this fortress is one of the most iconic historical sites in the world

When we mention characters like “William the Conqueror” what comes to mind? Have you ever heard the theme song of Game of Thrones play? Can you hear the clash of iron and smell the scent of fire? Can you feel the tension of a forcible rule over England? If you were living in London at the end of the 11th century, you would have felt and envisioned all of this each time you caught a glimpse of the menacing Tower of London.


On this live online experience from home, join an expert Blue Badge tour guide in London as we take you through the foundations and different uses of the Tower of London. Although we’ve seen plenty of gruesome and executions, it wasn’t always like this.


The Yeoman Warders (also known as Beefeaters) are one of the most talked about topics of the Tower of London. Take a look at the daily ceremony they perform to open the gates, and lay privy to the special meanings behind their actions. Our Blue Badge guide will engage you with true expert storytelling. You will learn the stories of some of the executions that took place within the compound and why one execution site, the Tower Green, was reserved for only a select few.


Of course, any tour of the Tower of London wouldn’t be complete without mention of the Crown Jewels. Enter the lifesize coffer where 800 years of priceless treasures, regalia, and vestments including the various crowns and scepters owned by the royal family are held and guarded. Hear when these jewels are used and see the last time these jewels were used during Queen Elizabeth’s coronation ceremony.


The Tower of London is a place of further wonder and exploration. Towards the end of the tour, learn of a very special flock of ravens, and why their lodgings will always be kept here at the Tower of London, by order of Her Majesty the Queen.


With any online tour, you'll also receive a $10 gift voucher which you can use to book any Secret Food Tour, valid for 2 years!


All times specified are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

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Frequently asked Questions
I just booked a Virtual Tour, how does it work?

As soon as you book your tour, we’ll email you all the details including the date and time for your virtual experience. All tours are conducted using Zoom. The email will include a direct link to join the live experience at the speculated time and date.

Do I need a camera?

Even though your camera doesn’t need to be on during the tour, our guides appreciate interacting with participants so feel free to switch it on and talk to our guides.

What if I'm runnig late?

Please note you can join the tour at any point in time. If you are running late, you can join when you can but please note these tours are non-refundable.

Is it a video or a live tour?

All of the experiences are live and the guides will not be able to pause the tours if you need to leave for a few minutes

Please utilize the “Chat” section of your Zoom dashboard to ask the Coordinator a question and at the time-frame for Q&A with the Guide, the Coordinator will select questions sent in by guests to ask our Guide. 

Can I share the link of the virtual tour?

You are unable to share your link past the number of passengers you have booked for. If you purchase multiple passengers for one tour you will be able to share your link with them by forwarding the booking confirmation email.

What is the refund and cancellation policy?

All of the tours are non-refundable. You may reschedule your tour provided you offer a 96 hours’ notice.

If the cancellation is our own fault, you will be offered to reschedule your tour, or a voucher for equal credit or alternative a refund.

How do I join the tours?

All tours are conducted using Zoom. The email will include a direct link to join the live experience at the speculated time and date.

Before joining the tour, you will need to have installed Zoom on the device you will be using. To check your requirements you can go directly to this website.

What happens after the Tour?

If you joined a cooking lesson or any other experiences that may involve the preparation of food or drinks, you will receive an email with all the recipes discussed during your tour. You will also receive a link that links to our Trip Advisor page so you can review the experience.

Cooking Classes

For the Italian Cooking Classes, you will receive a PDF with recipes for the classes. Please note that the pasta and sauce selections will vary depending on ingredients available to our Chefs with unpredictable grocery availability during this time.

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