Viator VIP: Exclusive Access to Tower of London and St Paul's Cathedral

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Viator VIP: Exclusive Access to Tower of London and St Paul's Cathedral information and booking

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$102
Duration
6 hours 30 minutes
Departs from
Tower of London
Returns to
Concludes at St Paul's Cathedral
Time of departure
8:20am
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Tour description provided by Viator

Get an insider look at the Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral on this incredible Viator VIP tour. With exclusive preopening access to the Tower of London, your tour is led by one of the Beefeater guards and includes the tower's historic opening ceremony as well as a look at the Crown Jewels. Explore the normally inaccessible Triforium at St Paul’s Cathedral, alongside other highlights such as the Whispering Gallery and the Crypt.

Your Viator VIP London tour starts at the Tower of London, which you'll enter before the public opening. Meet your guide as well as one of the tower’s Beefeater guards who will personally show you around. The formidable 11th-century tower was built to act as a fortress, palace and prison — terrifying Londoners and foreign invaders alike. Watch the historic opening ceremony, where members of the military escort march around the tower with the Beefeaters to open it for business.On your tour of the tower, see the Crown Jewels — a dazzling collection of jewels and diamonds that are still used today by the Queen. Stroll along the East Wall Walk for a bird’s-eye view of the city streets, explore the White Tower, and see the ravens that have lived here since the reign of King Charles II. The superstitious king believed the tower would fall if the birds left.Next, walk to nearby St Paul’s Cathedral, the much-cherished architectural icon that’s home to the Triforium, an area typically closed to the public but open to you! Standout features include the Dean’s Staircase (featured in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) and a medieval library. See both, and then marvel at the vertigo-inducing views toward the nave. In addition to the Triforium, visit the Whispering Gallery and Crypt, too. Your experience then finishes here.Please note: The visit to the Crown Jewels is not guided.

What's included

  • Professional guide
  • Admission to the tower of london and st paul's cathedral
  • Beefeater guide

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off