The Tower of London and Tower Hill

(58 reviews)
Tower of London, London, United Kingdom
45 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Join me on Tower Hill as I attempt to go through 2000 years of English history in 45 minutes. We start with one of the greatest empires of all time: the Romans who founded Londinium on this site in 43 AD; we shall see parts of the defensive roman wall that still stand here today. Then, we head to the Tower of London. For the last 1000 years the Tower has been a fortress, royal palace, prison and execution place for the VIP, royal mint, menagerie and now one of London's most visited attractions. Today it's home to the Crown Jewels, Yeoman Warders aka Beefeaters and the Ravens. Join me for a walk around the Tower of London as I try to span the millenium of English history that has happened on this site. We'll also see, take pictures and talk about London's most iconic bridge: Tower Bridge. This tour is jam packed with history: Celts, Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, Normans, Spaniards, Germans, conquerors, tyrants, murderers, lovers, executions, conspiracies, plots, opulence, decadence, legends, mystery and so much more. What's not to like?


Meet your local guide

David

David is a professional London guide with more years of experience than he cares to remember. A born and bred Londoner you'll see this wonderful city through the eyes of a local who has wandered around London's streets since childhood. David's tours are informative, educational but above all entertaining with lots of quirky facts, anecdotes and best kept secrets. David is the founder and owner of Bespoke England Tours, a high-end London tour company specialised in private car tours.

David has been guiding since Apr 2007


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to London with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from London. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Marlene M.

25 February 2021

Covent Garden was wonderful!!! Great stories and little gossipy bits, David!! Again, superb tour with my favourite guide!

Elle D.

25 February 2021

Far too much about Henry VIII. Not everything said factually correct. Nice guy and some good views of the Tower.

Andrea A.

25 February 2021

Great tour. Thank you!

Loni H.

24 February 2021

Amazing tour of Loudon! This one is definitely on my list to repeat. Thank you!

Susan A.

24 February 2021

Great history. Lots of dates! Would have liked to have gotten closer to Tower bridge.


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