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Tower of London - Historic Royal Palaces


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Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.7
140 reviews


Excellent
 
74%

Very Good
 
22%

Average
 
4%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
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Fantastic venue, lots of History and all staff courteous and attentive. Highly recommend a visit (July 2022 - Primary School)




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It was great however due to travelling did not get enough time to fully appreciate what the tower of london had to offer (June 2022 - Primary School)




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(March 2022 - Secondary School)




Excellently organised by the HOPE not hate and Historic Royal Places staff (March 2022 - Secondary School)




(March 2022 - Primary School)




It was a lovely trip enjoyed by all, staff were friendly and welcoming. (March 2022 - Primary School)




We had a fantastic day out at the Tower of London - the children thoroughly enjoyed the day and learnt lots to bring back to the classroom! The workshop we had was brilliant and really engaging for the children, and the self-led tours were well-resourced so that we could prepare before arriving and make the most of the day. Lunch rooms could be booked which was really useful. We will definitely be visiting again! (March 2022 - Primary School)




Very good trip. (March 2022 - Primary School)




(March 2022 - Secondary School)




(March 2022 - Primary School)




Workshops were not as beneficial as hoped. (March 2022 - Primary School)




(February 2022 - Primary School)




It was slightly different due to Covid restrictions this year, and with designated walkways being in place it was more difficult with younger children to explore exactly where you wanted to. I feel the children were slightly to young to benefit fully from this destination. (February 2022 - Primary School)




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(November 2021 - Primary School)




Everything went very smoothly, from picking up the wristbands at the Welcome Centre to having time in the lunch room. Toby, our guide for Fire! Fire! was excellent and the children were very well behaved with him because they were engaged. (November 2021 - Primary School)




Amazing day! I was worried that doing a self-led tour would not be as beneficial but it turned out well and children took so much away from the day - especially their understanding of historical sources! (October 2021)




(October 2021 - Primary School)




Year 1 thoroughly enjoyed the trip and were engaged and learning through out the day. (September 2021 - Primary School)




(September 2021 - Secondary School)




Fabulous venue, incredibly helpful staff and great facilities (July 2021 - Secondary School)




Superb place to visit. So much history in one place. Incredible. Staff very welcoming. (July 2021)




Secure, well-managed and enjoyable - especially in the current restrictions. (July 2021 - Primary School)




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(June 2021 - Primary School)




(January 2021)




great venue - same as my other review (May 2020 - Secondary School)




always so organised and feel safe to travel with groups of students to this venue. (May 2020 - Secondary School)




Excellent, self-contained venue (March 2020 - Secondary School)




(March 2020 - Primary School)




(February 2020 - Primary School)




Great support with organisation of trip! (February 2020 - Primary School)




Leaving earlier a head of the school day helped with traffic. On arrival the early lunch suited the younger children as they were hungry and they then had less to carry. Groups of 5 worked well with the ratio of 8 adults due to busy location and narrow corridors and rooms etc. Easy to carry out head counts. The extra adults helped with supervision of toilets as there was one way in and a different way out. A male member of staff ensured was a more efficient and faster process. The workshop was brilliant! The story teller was very engaging and knowledgeable. It would have been useful to find out what locations the workshop would be held in to plan for the self-led tours. We left the venue at the perfect time to make it back to school for 3:45pm. Future planning: Plan ahead for cover arrangements/duties to allow for extra staffing. Teach the topic before the visit again as this helped children bring the history to life. (February 2020 - Primary School)




Great location for bringing Tudors to life (February 2020 - Secondary School)




The day was very informative and the story of Duleep Singh really captured students' imaginations. Students in Year 8 produced interesting short pieces of creative writing in response to seeing the Queen's collection of state jewels etc. They will be honing this in subsequent sessions and working with poet Dean Atta in March. (February 2020 - Secondary School)




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(January 2020 - Primary School)




The trip was successful. The resources downloaded from the TOL site and made into a booklet asked relevant questions to direct them to key Norman features on the route, as well as giving them space to make their own observations. (January 2020 - Primary School)




(December 2019 - Primary School)




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(December 2019 - Primary School)




Site itself is excellent Lecture of a high quality Site felt safe and students were able to see things we have discussed in lesson. eg. Site of Anne Boleyn's execution. Prison carvings of key prisoners such as Earl of Warwick (December 2019 - Secondary School)




(November 2019 - Primary School)




Fantastic venue. A wonderful crime and punishment tour. (November 2019 - Primary School)




(November 2019 - Primary School)




Fantastic trip. Helpful staff. Excellent experience. TfL staff very helpful. (November 2019 - Primary School)




Workshops were very motivating and engaging. (October 2019 - Primary School)




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(October 2019 - Secondary School)




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(October 2019)




Really lovely, excellent trip out. (September 2019 - Secondary School)




Not good when raining, not enough in door space, I would not use this again although would have been fantastic if the weather was good (August 2019 - Secondary School)




(July 2019 - Primary School)




(July 2019 - Secondary School)




The venue was excellent. (July 2019 - Primary School)




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(July 2019 - Secondary School)




This was a great visit, especially if the weather is good. I would also recommend travelling to and from the Tower by river cruise. It always takes a long time to actually enter the Tower as we always have to sort things out that seem straightforward. (June 2019 - Secondary School)




Excellent trip but getting in was a nightmare- 20 mins plus queuing at the group entrance. (June 2019 - Secondary School)




(June 2019 - Primary School)




Excellent organisation of tickets - ready to collect. (June 2019 - Primary School)




Great workshop, surroundings and staff very friendly and informative (May 2019 - Primary School)




It was interesting and informative, but map suggests the exhibits are more impressive than they actually are. (May 2019 - Secondary School)




(May 2019 - Secondary School)




(May 2019 - Primary School & Secondary School)




venue is great. workshop didn't cover what we expected (May 2019 - Primary School)




(April 2019 - Secondary School)




Y5 visited the Tower. Very friendly informative staff. The day was well organised with guided tours and workshops. Excellent structure and very informative. (April 2019 - Primary School)




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(March 2019 - Secondary School)




Very engaging venue and resources; workshop perfectly pitched for the group. The visit has stimulated really excellent work back in school. (February 2019 - Primary School)




Well organised, workshop was very information. Children loved the experience (February 2019 - Primary School)




(February 2019 - Secondary School)




Fantastic - so much to see and do for the children. We learned lots about Tudor history before the trip. The children were excited to see the actual place where so much had happened in Tudor times. (January 2019 - Primary School)




The Crime and Punishment presenter was fantastic, the Tudor Clothing presenter was ok. (December 2018 - Primary School)




Excellent provision for Travel and Tourism BTEC (November 2018 - Secondary School)




(November 2018 - Secondary School)




We needed more time. (October 2018 - Secondary School)




(October 2018 - Primary School)




(October 2018 - Secondary School)




Really good for letting pupils wander safely and take in the information at a good pace. (September 2018 - Secondary School)




(September 2018 - Primary School)




(September 2018 - Secondary School)




Good. Needs more planning ahead for tour section. Perhaps a guide could be arranged. (September 2018 - Secondary School)




(July 2018 - Primary School)




Students enjoyed learning about the physical attributes of the castle, particularly how thick the walls were, as well as how it was used for defence and as a royal palace. (July 2018 - Secondary School)




The tower had plenty of visitors but we did not have to wait longer than a few minutes to see any of the exhibits that we wanted to. (June 2018 - Primary School)




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(May 2018 - Primary School)




Excellent trip, the children really enjoyed it (May 2018 - Secondary School)




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(April 2018 - Primary School)




Thoroughly enjoyable trip. Ticket collection was easy and no queues. The details were communicated easily and clearly. The taught session was excellent and totally engaged the children. It linked clearly to our area of learning and helped the children contextualise what we had learnt. So much to see and do around the Tower, the children loved it all. staff were helpful and obliging when answering questions. Year 6 children and staff agreed it was the best trip we had been on for years. (March 2018 - Primary School)




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Ice skating @ Tower Bridge was successful. (March 2018 - Secondary School)




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(December 2017 - Primary School)




Description

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Tower of London - Historic Royal Palaces
The Tower of London
LONDON
EC3N 4AB

Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.7
140 reviews


Excellent
 
74%

Very Good
 
22%

Average
 
4%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
0%

September 2022 - Primary School




September 2022 - Secondary School




July 2022 - Secondary School




July 2022




July 2022 - Secondary School




July 2022 - Secondary School




July 2022




July 2022 - Secondary School




July 2022 - Primary School




July 2022 - Primary School
Fantastic venue, lots of History and all staff courteous and attentive. Highly recommend a visit



July 2022 - Secondary School




June 2022 - Primary School




June 2022 - Primary School




June 2022 - Primary School




June 2022 - Primary School
It was great however due to travelling did not get enough time to fully appreciate what the tower of london had to offer



June 2022 - Primary School




June 2022 - Primary School




June 2022 - Secondary School




June 2022 - Primary School




June 2022 - Primary School




June 2022




June 2022




May 2022 - Primary School




May 2022 - Primary School




May 2022 - Primary School




April 2022 - Secondary School




April 2022 - Primary School




April 2022 - Primary School




March 2022 - Secondary School




March 2022 - Secondary School
Excellently organised by the HOPE not hate and Historic Royal Places staff



March 2022 - Primary School




March 2022 - Primary School
It was a lovely trip enjoyed by all, staff were friendly and welcoming.



March 2022 - Primary School
We had a fantastic day out at the Tower of London - the children thoroughly enjoyed the day and learnt lots to bring back to the classroom! The workshop we had was brilliant and really engaging for the children, and the self-led tours were well-resourced so that we could prepare before arriving and make the most of the day. Lunch rooms could be booked which was really useful. We will definitely be visiting again!



March 2022 - Primary School
Very good trip.



March 2022 - Secondary School




March 2022 - Primary School




March 2022 - Primary School
Workshops were not as beneficial as hoped.



February 2022 - Primary School




February 2022 - Primary School
It was slightly different due to Covid restrictions this year, and with designated walkways being in place it was more difficult with younger children to explore exactly where you wanted to. I feel the children were slightly to young to benefit fully from this destination.



February 2022 - Secondary School




January 2022 - Primary School




January 2022 - Secondary School




November 2021 - Primary School




November 2021 - Primary School
Everything went very smoothly, from picking up the wristbands at the Welcome Centre to having time in the lunch room. Toby, our guide for Fire! Fire! was excellent and the children were very well behaved with him because they were engaged.



October 2021
Amazing day! I was worried that doing a self-led tour would not be as beneficial but it turned out well and children took so much away from the day - especially their understanding of historical sources!



October 2021 - Primary School




September 2021 - Primary School
Year 1 thoroughly enjoyed the trip and were engaged and learning through out the day.



September 2021 - Secondary School




July 2021 - Secondary School
Fabulous venue, incredibly helpful staff and great facilities



July 2021
Superb place to visit. So much history in one place. Incredible. Staff very welcoming.



July 2021 - Primary School
Secure, well-managed and enjoyable - especially in the current restrictions.



July 2021 - Secondary School




June 2021 - Primary School




January 2021




May 2020 - Secondary School
great venue - same as my other review



May 2020 - Secondary School
always so organised and feel safe to travel with groups of students to this venue.



March 2020 - Secondary School
Excellent, self-contained venue



March 2020 - Primary School




February 2020 - Primary School




February 2020 - Primary School
Great support with organisation of trip!



February 2020 - Primary School
Leaving earlier a head of the school day helped with traffic. On arrival the early lunch suited the younger children as they were hungry and they then had less to carry. Groups of 5 worked well with the ratio of 8 adults due to busy location and narrow corridors and rooms etc. Easy to carry out head counts. The extra adults helped with supervision of toilets as there was one way in and a different way out. A male member of staff ensured was a more efficient and faster process. The workshop was brilliant! The story teller was very engaging and knowledgeable. It would have been useful to find out what locations the workshop would be held in to plan for the self-led tours. We left the venue at the perfect time to make it back to school for 3:45pm. Future planning: Plan ahead for cover arrangements/duties to allow for extra staffing. Teach the topic before the visit again as this helped children bring the history to life.



February 2020 - Secondary School
Great location for bringing Tudors to life



February 2020 - Secondary School
The day was very informative and the story of Duleep Singh really captured students' imaginations. Students in Year 8 produced interesting short pieces of creative writing in response to seeing the Queen's collection of state jewels etc. They will be honing this in subsequent sessions and working with poet Dean Atta in March.



January 2020 - Secondary School




January 2020 - Primary School




January 2020 - Primary School
The trip was successful. The resources downloaded from the TOL site and made into a booklet asked relevant questions to direct them to key Norman features on the route, as well as giving them space to make their own observations.



December 2019 - Primary School




December 2019 - Primary School




December 2019 - Primary School




December 2019 - Primary School




December 2019 - Secondary School
Site itself is excellent Lecture of a high quality Site felt safe and students were able to see things we have discussed in lesson. eg. Site of Anne Boleyn's execution. Prison carvings of key prisoners such as Earl of Warwick



November 2019 - Primary School




November 2019 - Primary School
Fantastic venue. A wonderful crime and punishment tour.



November 2019 - Primary School




November 2019 - Primary School
Fantastic trip. Helpful staff. Excellent experience. TfL staff very helpful.



October 2019 - Primary School
Workshops were very motivating and engaging.



October 2019 - Primary School




October 2019 - Secondary School




October 2019 - Secondary School




October 2019




September 2019 - Secondary School
Really lovely, excellent trip out.



August 2019 - Secondary School
Not good when raining, not enough in door space, I would not use this again although would have been fantastic if the weather was good



July 2019 - Primary School




July 2019 - Secondary School




July 2019 - Primary School
The venue was excellent.



July 2019 - Secondary School




July 2019 - Primary School




July 2019 - Secondary School




July 2019 - Primary School




July 2019 - Secondary School




June 2019 - Secondary School
This was a great visit, especially if the weather is good. I would also recommend travelling to and from the Tower by river cruise. It always takes a long time to actually enter the Tower as we always have to sort things out that seem straightforward.



June 2019 - Secondary School
Excellent trip but getting in was a nightmare- 20 mins plus queuing at the group entrance.



June 2019 - Primary School




June 2019 - Primary School
Excellent organisation of tickets - ready to collect.



May 2019 - Primary School
Great workshop, surroundings and staff very friendly and informative



May 2019 - Secondary School
It was interesting and informative, but map suggests the exhibits are more impressive than they actually are.



May 2019 - Secondary School




May 2019 - Primary School & Secondary School




May 2019 - Primary School
venue is great. workshop didn't cover what we expected



April 2019 - Secondary School




April 2019 - Primary School
Y5 visited the Tower. Very friendly informative staff. The day was well organised with guided tours and workshops. Excellent structure and very informative.



April 2019 - Secondary School




March 2019 - Secondary School




March 2019 - Primary School




March 2019 - Secondary School




February 2019 - Primary School
Very engaging venue and resources; workshop perfectly pitched for the group. The visit has stimulated really excellent work back in school.



February 2019 - Primary School
Well organised, workshop was very information. Children loved the experience



February 2019 - Secondary School




January 2019 - Primary School
Fantastic - so much to see and do for the children. We learned lots about Tudor history before the trip. The children were excited to see the actual place where so much had happened in Tudor times.



December 2018 - Primary School
The Crime and Punishment presenter was fantastic, the Tudor Clothing presenter was ok.



November 2018 - Secondary School
Excellent provision for Travel and Tourism BTEC



November 2018 - Secondary School




October 2018 - Secondary School
We needed more time.



October 2018 - Primary School




October 2018 - Secondary School




September 2018 - Secondary School
Really good for letting pupils wander safely and take in the information at a good pace.



September 2018 - Primary School




September 2018 - Secondary School




September 2018 - Secondary School
Good. Needs more planning ahead for tour section. Perhaps a guide could be arranged.



July 2018 - Primary School




July 2018 - Secondary School
Students enjoyed learning about the physical attributes of the castle, particularly how thick the walls were, as well as how it was used for defence and as a royal palace.



June 2018 - Primary School
The tower had plenty of visitors but we did not have to wait longer than a few minutes to see any of the exhibits that we wanted to.



June 2018 - Primary School




June 2018 - Primary School




June 2018 - Primary School




June 2018 - Primary School




May 2018 - Primary School




May 2018 - Secondary School
Excellent trip, the children really enjoyed it



May 2018 - Primary School




May 2018 - Primary School




April 2018 - Primary School




March 2018 - Primary School
Thoroughly enjoyable trip. Ticket collection was easy and no queues. The details were communicated easily and clearly. The taught session was excellent and totally engaged the children. It linked clearly to our area of learning and helped the children contextualise what we had learnt. So much to see and do around the Tower, the children loved it all. staff were helpful and obliging when answering questions. Year 6 children and staff agreed it was the best trip we had been on for years.



March 2018 - Primary School




March 2018 - Secondary School
Ice skating @ Tower Bridge was successful.



March 2018 - Secondary School




February 2018 - Primary School




January 2018 - Primary School




January 2018 - Secondary School




January 2018 - Primary School




December 2017 - Primary School