The Tower of London - Small Group Tour with a local expert

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London England First choice Guided Tours with a local expert
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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Offered in: English


Visit the Tower of London with an expert local guide by booking this private tour. Your guide, James Hart, has more than two decades of experience leading tours and knows the Tower and its history intimately, giving you an in-depth experience that would be difficult to match if you visited the historic attraction on your own.
  • Visit the Tower of London with an expert local guide
  • Tickets to the Tower are included in the price
  • Enjoy individual attention from your guide with a private tour
  • Coffee/tea is included

What's Included

  • Entrances included

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Sundial at the Tower Hill Underground Station
      Tower Hill, London EC3N 2LY, UK

      Your guide James is wearing a photo ID. The guide will have the tickets at the meeting point. Clients arriving on weekdays from Westminster or Kensington should allow 45 minute journey time. Please arrive ten minutes before the tour begins.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Tower of London

    3 hours Admission Ticket Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Operated by James Hart

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    213 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travelers.
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    A terrific afternoon at The Tower of London with James
    Bruce_D, Sept 2023
    A terrific afternoon at The Tower of London with James, our knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide!! He shared all the history of this fascinating place, and peppered it with interesting and amusing anecdotes about the events and personalities! Highly recommended!
    Best tower tour
    Patrick_M, Sept 2023
    Take this tour, you will learn so much about the Tower. Fun and very interesting. This tour is for everyone.
    Excellent Tour Guide
    Karen_J, Sept 2023
    James was a wonderful tour guide. Extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed our experience and highly recommend this tour of The Tower of London.
    Wonderful Experience
    Stephen_A, Sept 2023
    James, our guide, brought the history of the London tower to life. He was knowledgeable, charming and made our tour a memorable experience. We would highly recommend.
    Michael_C, Sept 2023
    Coordinating with tour company that Viator delegates to was not clear. We used a tour company because we don’t know the area. Ended up missing the Windsor castle part of the tour because we couldn’t find them in the bus station. Buckingham palace portion went fine, but that is self guided and tour company really had nothing to do with it. Buckingham staff said they’ve heard similar complaints.
    Response from Host, Sept 2023
    This review is not for “Tower of London - small group tour with a local expert.” The tour does not include Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle and does not start in the bus station. This is not a coach tour. Please remove this review because it does not relate to my tour.
    James is an excellent guide.
    Ellen_L, Sept 2023
    James was an excellent guide. He knows his history and how to bring the stories to life. He sets a good pace, was able to avoid the crowds and make the tour very enjoyable.
    Robert_P, Sept 2023
    Amazing history told by an amazing historian. James’ knowledge seemed to be unending. He is obviously well respected by all at the Tower. Even the Constable, who happened to walk by said hello to James.
    The absolute best tour guide
    Leslie_H, Sept 2023
    James was a phenomenal tour guide. His wealth of knowledge and genial personality create the perfect mix for a tour of the Tower of London. The small group size is definitely the way to go and James is the best!
    Top notch guide
    Arne_W, Sept 2023
    James is an outstanding guide. But beware if you're out of shap: Tower of London is stairs, stairs, stairs . . . and, yes, more stairs.
    James is the BEST
    Jeffrey_C, Sept 2023
    James is incredible. He has amazing stories that bring places to life. He was the highlight of our 2-week trip to the UK. He does Windsor Castle and Westminster Abby among others. Two couples; mid to late 30's. 1 history buff, 1 nerd, 2 wives who thought James was adorable and snazzy. 4 people who recommend very highly.
    Fabulous and informative
    Lorraine_T, Sept 2023
    James was a remarkable guide. He was full of facts yet also added some levity to his presentation. Highly recommended.
    Simply the best!!!
    Mary_G, Sept 2023
    The guide was the best. If I had more time in London I would book more tours after this experience. The only I would change is add a warning about all the stairs.
    Awesome experience at the Tower of London
    Robert_C, Sept 2023
    James was a wonderful guide and really brought the story of the tower to life. Our small group was small as advertised, and everyone had a great time. I highly recommend this tour.
    Highly recommend
    joneal4, Sept 2023
    Our guide, James, was wonderful and so knowledgable. He planned what we saw in an order to minimize the crowds. Very interesting.
    Excellent Tour
    Kari_E, Sept 2023
    There is so much history to the Tower of London, it can be overwhelming. James will take you through with fascinating stories. He is a wealth of knowledge and the small group gives you the ability to take your time and ask questions. Thank you for the wonderful experience!
    You MUST do this tour with James! Worth every penny.
    Gerri_W, Aug 2023
    I went on this tour because of all of the 5 star reviews of James. I now know why he is reviewed so highly. James is AWESOME!!!! If you’re thinking of taking a tour of the London Tower, you MUST do this one. He has a brain so full of information about the Tower. He is such a gentleman and answered any questions that were asked. This tour WITH JAMES is worth every penny!!!
    This tour is a must!
    Brigitte_S, Aug 2023
    James is an excellent guide and the tour is well worth the price and the time. Because the group was small, we were able to ask as many questions as we wanted and James provided very detailed and interesting answers.
    Tour guide
    John_N, Aug 2023
    The guide James was amazing, just the right amount of information and British humor. Plenty of time to enjoy the various exhibits.
    James was extremely...
    Tara_A, Aug 2023
    James was extremely knowledgeable, nice and easy to hear/understand. The Tower of London is huge and an audio guide wouldn’t do it justice. Highly recommend to really get the most out of 3 hours at the tower.
    Fantastic day out with our tour guide James at the tower of London. Recommended Highly.
    Suzanne_B, Aug 2023
    We had used our Tour guide before, James. He was fantastic in summer 2022, and excellent, informative, with a great knowledge about Tower of London. I had a question for James re my belief a member of my family was imprisoned, he took the time to check this out with one of the Yeomen of the Guard. Thanks to James I now know it was true in 1581. It made my day, cannot thank James enough. I would recommend James 200% and when I return again will book the same tour again with James. Highly recommended.

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