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The Tower of London
The Tower of London is an essential attraction for any visit to the Capital. The White Tower was built during the reign of William the Conquerer, seeing 900 years at the centre of English aristocracy. Acting as royal palace and fortress, prison and place of execution, arsenal, mint, menagerie and jewel house, the Tower of London has been the epicenter of much historical significance.
The Crown Jewels have resided at the Tower of London since the 14th century. The regalia used to crown the sovereigns of England, is one of the most spectacular sights to be seen in London, containing some of the largest and most historic diamonds in the world.
The Bloody Tower
So named because it is believed to be where the 'Princes in the Tower' were imprisoned and murdered in 1483. Today it is furnished to appear as it would have back in the time of Sir Walter Ralegh's 13-year imprisonment after being charged with plotting against James I.
The Yeoman Warder Tours
The Yeoman Warders (popularly known as 'Beefeaters') have occupied the Tower of London since the 14th century. Resplendent in their traditional garments, they are synonymous with the Tower of London. They will take you on a tour and tell the sinister and shocking tales that 900 years of history have collected within the towering walls.
The Tower of London opening times
The Tower of London is open every day of the year except
1st March-31st October
1st November-28th February
The Tower of London address:
HM Tower of London
"On that trip I learnt something very important. Escape through travel works. Almost from the moment I boarded my flight, life in England became meaningless. Seat-belt signs lit up, problems switched off. Broken armrests took precedence over broken hearts. By the time the plane was airborne I’d forgotten England even existed."Alex Garland, The Beach