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Tower of London

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Tower of London.

Tower of London features in these preplanned City Guides:

3-day London City Guide5-day London City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • World Heritage Site
  • One of the Britain's most popular tourist attractions
  • Unique historical site

Time required: 180 minutes

Phone: +44 20 3166 6000

Web site: http://www.hrp.org.uk/to...

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
Tuesday - Saturday: 9am - 5.30pm
Sunday - Monday: 10am - 5.30pm

Admission:

Ticket type Charge
General: 19.8 £
Student, 60+: 17.05 £
Child (under 16): 9.50 £
Child (under 5): Free

Public transport:

  • District Line: Tower Hill station
  • Circle Line: Tower Hill station

Address: Tower of London, London, EC3N 4AB

Things you need to know:

  • Tower of London is a historic castle in Central London
  • It was founded by William the Conqueror in 1066 as part of the Norman Conquest of England
  • The castle got its name after its first tower; the White Towers built in 1078 a resented symbol of Norman oppression
  • It served as a royal residence, prison and fortress until the Tudors
  • The general layout of the fortress was established by the late 13th century
  • The Tower played a prominent role in England's history with power struggles, executions, and cruelty
  • Controlling the Tower of London was important for ruling the country
  • The Crown Jewels are kept in the Tower
  • It is believed that if the ravens leave the castle; the kingdom will fall

What to do there:

  • As soon as you enter, check the starting time of the next Yeoman Warder guided tour (60 min) that tells exciting tales from the Tower's past (every 30 min, included in the entrance fee)
  • If you have to wait for the tour see the Crown Jewels, one of the unmissable highlights of a visit to the Tower of London
  • Exlore the Tower by visiting the other highlights: the traitor's gate, the Bloody tower, the Wakefield tower and the White Tower (housing the Royal Armouries)

Tips & Insights:

  • Don't be put off if the queue is miles long. It moves rather quickly
  • Audioguide is not included in the entrance fee (extra £4.00)

 

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