A new immersive tour exploring 700 years of LGBT+ history at the Tower of London
Join us during LGBT History Month to explore untold stories of the Tower through an immersive after-hours tour.
We’ll take you on a journey of queerness through history, combining creative storytelling with performance to explore the lives, loves and experiences of LGBT+ figures linked with the Tower of London, from the 14th Century to the present day.
Under the cover of darkness, guests will be co-hosted by a glamorous drag artist, dressed in fabulous attire inspired by the Tower of London’s ravens, and be taken on a journey across battlements and through historic archways. Along the way encounter a host of fascinating characters from King James I, to Piers Gaveston, a close favourite of the Medieval King Edward II.
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Queer Lives at the Tower is part of Historic Royal Palaces’ dedicated progamme of LGBT+ events in 2020 sharing the intriguing and little known stories of the royal courts.
Further LGBT+ tours will run at Hampton Court Palace with Queer Lives at Court, 19th April - 10th May. For the first time Kensington Palace will run series of LGBT+ tours with Queer Lives at the Palace, 28th June - 26th July, as part of Pride in London.
Queer Lives at the Tower is written by Chris Bush and directed by Tom Latter.