The Tower of London, one of six venues cared for by independent charity Historic Royal Palaces, welcomed industry press to the Secrets of the Tower tour on 28 June.
With a presence on the site for nearly 1,000 years, the Tower of London has a long and colourful history and has many secrets to tell. Taking place at one of the most famous palaces in the world, the tour has been designed to offer an intimate, exclusive and immersive experience for small groups.
The private tour gave the explorers access to areas normally hidden from visitors and brought to life both beauty and the harshness of life in the Tower while some of the guarded secrets were shared with the guests. Visitors were fortunate enough to see sites including the Queens House, St Thomas More Crypt, Chapel Royal and even the cells of the famous prisoners cells that were kept at the Tower of London.
Before embarking on the early morning tour, explorers were also treated to a private viewing of the Crown Jewels.
Laura Roser, events coordinator at the Tower of London, said: “We are delighted to be launching this fantastic tour. It provides us with an amazing opportunity to showcase the palace, show some shocking secrets and most importantly highlight to guests how booking private tours help preserve the palaces for the generations of the future.”
Milan Thakrar, business development manager, commercial events at Historic Royal Palaces added: “We were very excited to sell this tour as part of the commercial events offering. Our palaces are steeped in history, but this behind the scenes glimpse quite literally takes things one-step further! The tour brings to light some of the most closely guarded secrets that have been passed through generations, and we can’t wait to reveal them to our clients.”