Immerse yourself in the haunting past of one of the UK’s most iconic buildings, The Tower of London.
In its 1000 year history the Tower has been used as a royal palace, arsenal, treasury, animal menagerie and, perhaps most famously, a notorious prison. It’s all waiting to be discovered on your coach break with National Holidays.
Catch a glimpse of the glistening Crown Jewels, see the spot where famous prisoners were executed, browse the many museums on site and look out for ravens strutting the grounds. Oh, and remember to grab a selfie with a Beefeater!
One of the UK’s top visitor attractions which will add to your coach holiday memories in London.
Tower of London by Coach
The scene of some of the nation’s bloodiest and gruesome events, The Tower of London is a remarkable building on the banks of the River Thames which remains one of London’s top tourist attractions and immensely popular coach destination.
Behind its magnificent Norman walls over 1000 years of intriguing British history full of captivity, torture and execution have been played out.
See the history of this landmark brought to life by joining one of the Tower’s knowledgeable beefeaters for a guided tour.
Step into the iconic White Tower, the Tower’s most iconic building, and hear the bloody tales of its most famous prisoners who were tortured or executed here, including Anne Boleyn, Catherine Howard and Lady Jane Grey. You can still see the actual execution spot of the three queens on Tower Green and see their final resting place in the Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula!
Visit the Bloody Tower where the future king 12-year-old Edward V and his younger brother Richard, dubbed the 'Princes in the Tower', were held before their ‘disappearance’.
Afterwards, browse the impressive Royal Armouries, uncover the mystery of the ravens that protect the Tower and see replicas of torture instruments.
A highlight of your trip to the Tower of London is the chance to see the awe-inspiring Crown Jewels. Attempt to count the 23,578 gems in the collection and be dazzled by treasured pieces including the Koh-i-Noor, one of the largest cut diamonds in the world set in the Queen Mother’s Crown and St Edward’s Crown, which Her Majesty The Queen wore at her Coronation.