Urban Saunters is a sightseeing and walking tour operator specialising in guided tours of London. With small groups of no more than 10 people alongside private experiences, our tours are small, immersive and authentic. Unscripted and truly local with some of the best guides in the business, Urban Saunters takes you deeper into the heart of London. Be it regal, cultural, culinary, iconic or photographic experiences, our guide team gets you closer to the action with an unparalleled knowledge of the city and personal anecdotes of life here. Think of us as your new friends in the city! But don’t just take our word for it… come saunter with us.
Keeping a watchful eye over the city and the river Thames since its founding in 1079, the Tower of London has had many faces:as a mint, an observatory, a zoo, an armory, a royal palace, a treasury and most notoriously, as a place of execution.
Home to both the Beefeaters and the Crown Jewels today, the Tower’s story is one of intrigue, scandal and ceremony, definitely best uncovered with a private guide and a morning entrance before the crowds arrive.
Upon meeting your private guide, you will first discover the iconic sites on the outer walls such as Traitor’s Gate and Tower Hill before entering the complex to view Britain’s most treasured royal artefacts, walk in the footsteps of Anne Boleyn, see the armour of Henry VIII, visit William the Conqueror’s White Tower, meet the ravens and learn everything you could ever need to know about this most historic of London’s palaces.
As with all our private tours, this Tower of London experience can be tailored for groups with children.
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The meeting point for this tour is at the Welcome Centre of the Tower of London (postcode EC3N 4AB), on the lower part of the slope leading to the main entrance of the Tower of London. The guide will be holding a sign with your name. If you are traveling by taxi, tell the driver to drop you off on Petty Wales as the Welcome Centre where you will meet the guide is on a pedestrianised street The nearest underground station is Tower Hill.