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The Tower of London ‘After Hours’ with Drinks Reception (evening)

Legends suggest that the Tower is a grim fortress in which, over the centuries, hundreds of prisoners suffered and died, but is this true? It's the Tower of London's association with torture, more than all the rest of the many uses to which the Tower has been put, that has come to dominate the image of the Tower of London in the popular imagination, but what is the reality behind this?

Meet your guide at the landing stage and take a short walk (200 yards) to the Tower of London to enjoy an ‘After hours’ tour focusing on Prisoners and punishment, and learn the truth behind the legends.

See the carvings in the Beauchamp Tower etched into the walls by men during their incarceration; visit the reputedly-haunted Salt Tower where many Jesuit priests were kept; and hear the true stories of past prisoners of the Tower in their own words with the costumed event 'A Thousand Years of Tower History'. Finally, visit the Spanish Armoury in the mighty White Tower which houses the famous block and axe, as well as a collection of spine-chilling artefacts from the 16th-century including the Collar, thumbscrews and stocks.

Finally witness the celebrated ceremony of the keys, a practical tradition that has been in place for hundreds of years.

Canapés and champagne will be served during your tour of the Tower.

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Tours in London

Private guided tour of Buckingham Palace
Historic Windsor Castle
London’s National Galleries
Private Cocktails at the Tower of London

Ports in England

Barrow in Furness
Boston
Bridlington
Cowes
Dartmouth
Douglas (Isle of Man)
Dover
Falmouth
Fowey
Guernsey
Harwich
Jersey
Kingston upon Hull
Liverpool
London
Newcastle
Penzance
Plymouth
Portland
Portsmouth
Scilly Isles
Southampton
Whitehaven / Workington