Pride, Power and Politics: LGBT+ tour

An after-hours tour exploring the Tower's LGBT+ history.

An after-hours tour exploring the Tower's LGBT+ history.

When

  • 8 and 15 July 2018
18:30 and 19:30

Ticketing information

Tickets are £15.00

Suitable for those aged 16+.

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Join us for a guided tour of the Tower of London by night, exploring changing attitudes to gender and sexuality from medieval times to the present.

Discover true tales of LGBT+ lives and loves within in this iconic fortress, palace and prison – including how the same-sex relationships of kings became major political scandals, how prisoners' sex lives were used against them, and how attitudes to sexuality within the military have changed over time.

Tours will last approximately one hour and will visit multiple locations around the Tower, including the Crown Jewels.

Logo fo Hampton Court Pride at the Palace 2017
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Close-up detail of portcullis (metal bars) on a gateway at the Tower of London.
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