Private Tour: London Walking Tour of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge

Greater London, United Kingdom

From USD 394.69

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover two of London’s most famous sights on this private walking tour. With an expert guide who specializes in art history, you’ll visit the Tower of London, one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval fortresses in the heart of the City of London, and Tower Bridge.
  • Guided tour of the Tower of London, including the Jewel House and White Tower
  • Panoramic views from the towers of Tower Bridge
  • Customize the tour to suit your own interests
  • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your guide on this special private walking tour

What's Included

  • Private tour
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Tower of London (Stop TB)
    London EC3N 2LY, UK

    Departure Point: Tour departs from Tower of London Address: Tower of London, EC3N 4AB, London, UK Directions: Tour departs at the ticket office which is about 50 yards uphill from the entrance to the Tower. The guide will be waiting with a sign displaying your name. Dates: Daily

End point

  • Tower Bridge
    Tower Bridge, United Kingdom

    Return point: Concludes at Tower Bridge

What To Expect

Meet your art-historian guide outside the Tower of London, which was built in 1080AD by William the Conqueror and has taken the guise of a royal palace, armory, royal mint and prison over the centuries.

Head inside with your included ticket and explore the Tower’s highlights, which include the Jewel House where the glistening Crown Jewels are kept, the White Tower and the Chapel of St John. Snap photos of the Yeomen Warden, better known as the Beefeater Guards; see the Tower Green where traitors and monarchs — including Anne Boleyn — were executed; and learn about the Tower’s long, colorful past from your private guide’s insightful commentary.

After, continue to the nearby Tower Bridge, which was built near the Tower in the late 1894. From the top of the bridge’s towers, you’ll have a wonderful panoramic view of London, all the way from the Thames River below you to Greenwich and Canary Wharf.

The commentary on this private tour can be tailored to your interests. Please list any special interests, from art to history to architecture, at the time of booking so your guide can best prepare.

Jewel House

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Tower of London

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Tower Bridge

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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.


32 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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The Most Incredible Experience
Kyle_P, Apr 2023
Janina was amazing! She was so kind, knowledgeable, and spoke over 6 languages! The company that sent her went above and beyond for an amazing experience for my husband and I. I would 1000 percent recommend Janina and her company for any and all travelers. We want to bring our children back to London so they can learn from her brilliance as well!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
On behalf of Janina and me; we thank you for your extremely kind and sensitive review. I know that Janine is passionate about her job and her relation with some of London's best Museums. I will pass your comments about your Tower visit, she will be delighted.
Wonderful guide and tour!
lisa_l, Apr 2023
Our guide was wonderful and knowledgeable. She made great use of our time while standing in line, giving us lots of history and information.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Dear Lisa, Thank you for your kind review of your tour with Janina. She will appreciate it very much. I Know she enjoyed the Tour she guided. I Thought that I had already replied to your review, but that does not seem the case. Thank you again from us.
Me and my family’s experience.
Wedad_L, Feb 2023
The lady who was taking us to these wonderful locations in the Tower of London.Marguerite.She understood everything and described everything in the utter most detail.My family had a wonderful time.Will definitely come back.
Paul our guide was...
Elizabeth_B, July 2022
Paul our guide was excellent, but due to recent restrictions placed on Viator he was not able to join us inside either of the buildings for our Tower of London tour. This was very disappointing and we should have been notified ahead of time and the price of our tour should have been adjusted accordingly.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Dear Elizabet, I have seen your comments bt your tour is not on our record; we do not have a guide called Paul on our Tower Tour and no restrictions have ever been placed on Viator. I do not know what this Paul had to do with Viator - he is not among our guides! Rosa Maria Letts, Director Artstur/ Viator
Francisco_D, June 2022
Very knowledgeable guide. No need to spend the time to go with the guide to the Tower Bridge, The bridge is literally right there In front of the tower better spending time exploring the power in the history behind
Informative Tower Tour
Nick_J, Aug 2019
Our guide Anthony was on time and knew so much. He was able to answer all our questions. I would’ve rated this 5 stars but for the fact it was almost double the cost of our Barcelona private tour 1 week prior.
Response from Host, Aug 2019
Thank you very much for your rating and kind words and thank you for the photographs you sent me. I enjoyed taking you round. With regards with the cost of the Tour the Tower does have fairly high entrance costs,certainly among the highest in London. But in spite of this theTower is one of the most visited sites in London and therefore considered worth the cost. Best Regards, Anthony
Tour guide was late, then had to...
Andrew_K, Jan 2017
Tour guide was late, then had to wait in line to get tickets!! Spent 30 minutes outside the Tower of London talking about the walls while This was a terrible tour, waste of money. She was 10 minutes late, and then she still had to wait in line to get tickets. We stood outside the Tower of London as she told us about the walls while thousand of others went in ahead of us. We entered just after 11 tour was to start at 10 am. Line was very long to the crown jewels so she suggested that we skip it. Later the line was longer, so we never sat the jewels! Rest of tour was poor to average. She had very low energy. She wasn't able to make the tour interesting. I have been to the Tower before and the audio tour was much better. She ended the tour at 1PM, 30 minutes early. She didn't take us to the Tower bridge.
Anthony was our tour guide for the...
Scott T, Oct 2015
Anthony was our tour guide for the day- and he did an exceptional job informing me and my husband the ins and outs of the tower and the bridge. Anthony stated was retired and this was what he did to get out of the house a few days a week. Not a bad choice indeed. The tour was 4 hours long and all of it was on your feet...and up windy staircases and on unleveled pavement and be sure to wear comfortable shoes and always be prepared for rain. The weather changes so quickly in London, just always travel with an umbrella or rain jacket. You never know when the weather will change. One thing I was hoping because we were with a private guide...was that we could avoid waiting in the long lines. Nope. We had to stand in line with everyone else. The only benefit with the private guide was that you got extra information about some of the exhibits. Our guide did a nice job...but I don't think it would be any different than if you did it on your own.
We loved it. The guide was very...
Judith N, Aug 2015
We loved it. The guide was very informative and the tour was amazing. I highly recommend it.
Our guide was very knowledgeable and...
Duke, Aug 2015
Our guide was very knowledgeable and full of energy. We toured the grounds and the Tower and saw the Crown Jewels, of course. We also walked across the Tower Bridge.
Great tour with knowledgable guide...
Cheryll_B, July 2015
Great tour with knowledgable guide enjoyed it immensely
LOVED Wendy! She really...
wendynunes, June 2015
LOVED Wendy! She really incorporated my kids in the tour age 5 and 7. They listened with rapt attention. So glad we did this!
A little disappointing, the guide...
frenchj, Oct 2014
A little disappointing, the guide appeared to have a lot of knowledge but did not share that knowledge without constant questioning.
This is a very long and ambitious...
Bonnie M, Oct 2014
This is a very long and ambitious tour with a lot of walking, including up and down steps. It would have been nice to have some built-in time to allow for short sitting breaks . Our tour guide spoke English but with a very heavy European accent, so it was frequently difficult to understand what was being said. We were interested in seeing the overall complex, tower and jewels, but not in all the detailed history, so probably would have skipped over parts of the tour if we had opted for a self-guided one. On the other hand, history buffs may really like the details provided on the various kings and queens. The price was high for the value we felt we received.
The Tower of London is a must do...
Lisa M, Aug 2014
The Tower of London is a must do! Our tour guide was a little dull however, and that is unfortunate. We saw another group with a private guide who was animated and energetic, and we wished we were with that guide instead of ours. Our guide was very nice, it was simply that the energy level was low. If we had known ahead of time, we would have toured the Tower alone. The Tower Bridge was okay, but not a must do.
Guide was Italian by origin. And...
Paul J, Aug 2014
Guide was Italian by origin. And spoke with a strong accent. Our kids are Norwegian. They simply could not understand what she was talking about. Very bad idea to have a non-english native speaker in the UK. I understand from the guide this is not the first time either. Smaller complaint is that even if you could understand what she was saying (I was the only one who could) then there were not enough annecdotes. Could have done the same myself with a guide book. Overall a complete waste of (a lot of) money. Very dissapointing.
The tour was terrible. The guide had...
Leora L, July 2014
The tour was terrible. The guide had such a thick accent , we could not understand her. Also, she couldn't answer a lot of our questions. We were so so disappointed, we left an hour earlier . We would like to be reimbursed for a VERY expensive and horrible experience
Rosa Maria was amazing! She was a...
Diane R, May 2014
Rosa Maria was amazing! She was a joy to talk to and was a wealth of knowledge. I will use Viator to tour with again!
We were traveling with 4 people. We...
Steven_W, Aug 2013
We were traveling with 4 people. We arrived at the scheduled time and place. Our guide was prompt and the 4 of us were the only people taking the tour that day. The guide was a registered guide and was wearing the blue official guide badge. We could not have asked for a better guide. She gave a great tour of both locations.
Our tour guide was spectacular. Very...
Diana A, July 2013
Our tour guide was spectacular. Very knowledgable.

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