Ginny McMorrow, from the Tower of London, believes the dark history of this iconic building creates a unique atmosphere for events
Built by William the Conqueror in the 1070s, The Tower of London is steeped in history, and over time has had a number of roles as a fortress, prison and finally the home to the Crown Jewels. Now it can be used by both private and corporate clients to host an array of events. With a number of different event spaces, The Tower is a perfect venue for all seasons.
During the warm summer months, guests can enjoy a drinks reception on the Battlements outside the Medieval Palace, which has stunning views overlooking Tower Bridge and the south lawn while in the winter, the iconic and atmospheric White Tower is a perfect venue to host receptions and dinners. Previously our talented caterers have provided guests with warming hot toddies, before they were seated for an indulgent medieval style feast.
The overall guest experience is enhanced by the Yeoman Warders, nicknamed the ‘Beefeaters’, who have been guarding the Tower since the Tudor times. Upon arrival at The Tower, guests are greeted by the Yeoman, who guides them through the Tower to their selected venue, whilst regaling them with stories of the Tower’s rich and fascinating history.
Of course, no visit to The Tower would be complete without seeing the Crown Jewels. Clients have the chance to add on a private viewing of the Jewel House, prior to their reception or dinner, where their guests can gaze at the fantastic jewels and wonder through the building at their own leisure.
Each member of the events team has their own favourite part of the Tower and mine is the upper floor of the Wakefield Tower which is a beautiful location for an intimate dinner. It’s the site of the murder of Henry VI and is really evocative of the dark and mysterious history of this incredible building.
If you would like to know more about holding an event at the Tower of London, firstname.lastname@example.org for a chat or to arrange a tour of the available spaces and facilities.