Tower Of London 4.6 rating


The Tower of London is one of the world's most famous and spectacular fortresses, with a fascinating 900-year history as a royal palace and prison abounding in gruesome stories of treachery, intrigue, adultery and execution. Take a day to explore the grounds, and tour with a Beefeater (Yeoman Warder) through the tainted castles - it totally lives up to the hype. The Tower of London complex, a UNESCO World Heritage site, has 21 castles which are some of the best preserved medieval castles in London. The Norman White Tower displays guns, cannons and royal armors. The Bloody Tower is named so after the princes Edward V and his brother were murdered here. Note the curfew bells of the Bell Tower, which is where Thomas More was imprisoned for refusing to recognise Henry VIII as the head of the Church of England in place of the Pope. The Tower has witnessed quite a few executions over the centuries at the scaffold site including those of Anne Boleyn, Catherine Howard, Lady Jane Grey and Lord William Hastings. The Waterloo Barracks is the piece-de-resistance housing the Crown Jewels including the fabled 105 carat Koh-i-noor diamond. See history come alive at 9:30 pm every night during the Ceremony of the Keys, a tradition which has been kept alive for 700 years.

About Tower Of London

 The Tower Of London, London, United Kingdom

 Nearest Transit: Tower Hill (Lines: Circle, District)

 +44 8444 82777

Tower Of London and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral(1.7 km)
St Paul's Cathedral is one of London's most recognisable buildings standing atop Ludgate Hill, designed by Sir Christopher Wren to replace the Gothic medieval cathedral destroyed in 1666 in the Great Fire of London.

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge(0.3 km)
Tower Bridge is a 19th century bridge adjacent to the Tower of London with high neo-Gothic towers and a drawbridge.

The Old Operating Theatre

The Old Operating Theatre(1 km)
The Old Operating Theatre, Britain's oldest operating theatre, is an unusual tourist attraction, located on top of St.

Tate Modern

Tate Modern(1.6 km)
Tate Modern is an enormous art gallery converted from the former Bankside Power Station that exhibits contemporary and modern art from around the world dating post 1900, arranged thematically and chronologically.

Museum of London

Museum of London(1.8 km)
The Museum of London traces the history of London to the present day, starting from the developments around Thames banks 450 million years ago.

The Shard

The Shard(0.8 km)
The 87-storey Shard, or the Shard of Glass, redefined the London skyline in 2012 when it was inaugurated as the tallest building in the European Union, with a viewing gallery and open-air observation deck at a height of 802 feet.

Wilton's Music Hall

Wilton's Music Hall(0.7 km)
Wilton's Music Hall, built in 1858, is the oldest Grand Music Hall in the world that is used nowadays as a performance hall for theatre, comedy, opera, puppetry, cinema and cabaret.

Whitechapel Art Gallery

Whitechapel Art Gallery(1 km)
The Whitechapel Art Gallery, founded in 1901 by Samuel Barnett, has championed Modern Art ever since with exhibitions of greats such as Picasso, Pollock and Frida Kahlo and British artists such as Gilbert & George, Peter Doig and Lucian Freud.

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