05 Oct

Tower of London

The Tower of London is our oldest surviving Royal Castle, having stood watch over London for nearly 1,000 years. It has a dark and blood-soaked history: thousands found themselves imprisoned in the Tower during the reign of the Tudors, a time of huge political and religious turmoil when your faith could cost you your life.

Some of the most dramatic events in our history took place within the Tower: three Queens of England went to their executions; one King was murdered and two young Princes disappeared never to be seen again.

As part of the tour we’ll hear about its chilling history, we’ll also see the Crown Jewels, the stunning collection of crowns and regalia used by the Royal family (including the largest clear cut diamond in the world), and hopefully we’ll meet the famous Yeoman Warders and the Tower Ravens – the birds who keep the Tower safe.