The ticket to the Tower of London also allows access to view the world-renowned Crown Jewels. Preceding the Crown Jewels, take the opportunity to attend the royal Opening Ceremony, one of the antiquated military rituals. Your tour starts with the Tower of London, from where you will watch the ancient military ceremony from behind, the Traitors Gate. At the Old Execution Block, discover the moving-stories of Anne Boleyn and Sir Walter Raleigh’s deaths. Sir Walter spent 13 years of his life and down into the dungeon of the Bloody Tower.
After a walk accompanying the walls, meet the resident ravens, take a look over the old moat, and step into the White Tower, a remarkably preserved, Norman castle. Inside, they have a stately collection of armour, swords and royal regalia. After a timely introduction from the Yeoman Warders watching the palace, walk straight into the Jewel House to see the awe-inspiring Crown Jewels. Jewel House is a vault protecting the British Crown Jewels in the Waterloo Block of the Tower of London. Crown Jewels carry profound cultural importance and are the most compelling representatives of British Monarchy.
The Queen puts the crown jewels to use through all major ceremonies like Coronation or the state opening of parliament. From an 800-year-old royal silver-gilt spoon to Saint Edward’s Crown to Royal Sceptre with a cross, the display here is a subtle narration of Royal Regalia. In 1910, the celebrated star of Africa (530-carat diamond), was affixed to the Sceptre. The Queen wears the Imperial State crown through each state opening. This crown is fitted, with the famous Indian Kohinoor diamond weighing 105 carats. The biggest amongst all other 2800 diamonds at the venue. Explore independently or take the complimentary tour led by a Yeoman Warder, one of the ceremonial guards. It’s an overwhelming experience, if you ask me.