The Tower of London is a historic castle, which originally was the Royal Palace and Fortress. It is located in central London. The Tower of London was founded in 11 century. Now it is a popular tourist attraction, full of mysteries and secrets. The fortress consists of 21 towers, The White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name, was built by William the Conqueror in 1078 and was a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted upon London by the new ruling elite.
A grand palace of the tower of London early in its history served as a royal residence. As a whole, the Tower is a complex of several buildings.
The Tower of London has played a primary role in English history. It was occupied several times by the enemy, and controlling it has been important to controlling the country. The Tower has served as an armoury and a treasury, the home of the Royal Mint, a public record office, and the home of the Crown Jewels of England.
Lots of mystic stories are connected with this historic castle. The most famous one is that the ghost of Anne Boleyn is wandering in the castle till now. According to the locals her ghost lives in the White Tower and wants to hunt royals.

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  • Jeff Magee

    5
    - 30 July 2018 -

    The yeoman tour is excellent! However... We took the tour with 200 of our closest friends. Yes, it's packed with tourists (ourselves included) so be ready for people talking loudly while the yeoman is sharing information and pack your sharp elbows, because it gets crowded. The Yeoman themselves are hilarious and knowledgeable. The lineup for the crown jewels was long but moved quickly and was worth it. The central tower was a nice walk through. The battlements and torture chamber were long waits for what they were. We went on a Sunday, so it's about what we expected for the crowds. I suggest going on a weekday if you can. The whole event is a bit pricey, but you definitely get a one of a kind experience.

  • David Yeh

    5
    - 20 July 2018 -

    An American visiting London- Excellent museum attraction to visit! You’ll see tourists and schoolchildren everywhere you go. We got tickets at went at 9:30am and there was barely a line for the tickets. The biggest bottleneck is the line for the Crown Jewels. You absolutely do not want to wait in line outside on a hot day - go see this before 10am or else you’re gonna suffer! The rest of the exhibits are well done and are often interactive.

  • Amy McLean - Author and Movie Reviewer

    5
    - 20 July 2018 -

    What would London be without its Tower? As soon as you walk through the main entrance, history oozes out from the surrounding walls. It's surprisingly easy to navigate around, as it's both well signposted and possible to follow a logical route. If you go early enough it shouldn't be too busy, but during peak tourist season it's likely that you'll need to queue for the jewels. It's a wonderful place to visit, and guarantees to remove you from contemporary London and transport you back in time for as long as you remain within the surrounding walls.

  • Melinda Wilde

    5
    - 19 July 2018 -

    We are members of the Historic Royal Palaces and the Tower of London is our favourite place to visit. There is always something to see that hasn’t even seen before. We love history, but one certainly doesn’t need to be a history buff to enjoy it. They do such a magnificent job to tell the story of the Tower throughout it’s ages through many different types of media. I highly recommend visiting the Tower of London to better appreciate this great city.

  • Jacqueline Witteveen

    5
    - 14 July 2018 -

    The Tower of London is a must for any first time London tourist. Great for ALL ages. Would recommend buying tickets online and arriving early. If viewing the Crown Jewels is high on your agenda, make your way to the queue asap (easy to see everything else later). I have seen that queue bank to a 90min+ wait. Have been to the Tower twice now (9 year break in between visits) and still interesting and enjoyable. Enjoy

  • S Rok

    4
    - 11 July 2018 -

    Another great place to visit. Best to check online to see if any special exhibitions are happening before your visit. You need a good few hours to get the benefit of visiting the Tower as you have lots to see and many photo ops. Don't forget to see the crown jewels and also walk around the outside of the tower on the Thames river side. You can get some great shots of Tower Bridge and the riverside panorama. Also consider making a full day of this area by visiting Tower Bridge as its only a few steps away. If you are a resident of Tower Hamlets they often offer a promotional discount of £1 tickets - you need proof to get this offer, like a driving license or LBTH Library card...etc.

  • Zenith Roy

    5
    - 10 July 2018 -

    An awe-inspiring journey back to the past through the lanes & dungeons of history. The crowning glory of this priceless experience is the witnessing of the "Crown Jewels". As you walk across the precincts of the Tower, you feel thrilled that to walk along the same places down which heroes & warriors had walked centuries ago. The cafe inside the campus provides a variety of delicacies, ranging from salads to fish & chips to desserts. Overall, a memorable experience.

  • Joaquín López

    5
    - 20 June 2018 -

    An amazing day out. Plenty to do and to see as well as events hourly and guided tours. The tower offers an authentic historic experience and one in which you'll be able to fully immerse yourself in the displays, rooms and atmosphere. The tower also has a cafe you can eat out at with surprisingly good food. The beefeaters here and soldiers also provide some authenticity. Between getting up close with a raven, a good long chat with a beefeater and spending the entire day here, overall it was my favourite day out in London. If you're staying at canary wharf it's a short chipper water taxi away which also adds to the experience as you'll see traitors gate from the Thames up close.

  • Giancarlo Porrello

    5
    - 15 June 2018 -

    Really beautiful place. Being there was like being in Games of Thrones. It is a really all village in the middle of London. About the exhibition, everything is worth it, from the old King rooms, to the Crown Jewelry exhibition, everything was really good. The views from inside the complex are amazing. One of the best views of the Tower Bridge, City of London skyscrapers and the Shard. And the contrast between the old inside and the new skyscrapers is amazing! 100% recommended.

  • Nerys Johnson

    5
    - 09 June 2018 -

    The Tower is a well thought out place to visit, we (including a 13 year old) spent over 4 hours there! The State Regalia was well laid out and stunning with the right amount of information. Plus you can spend as much time as you wanted. I went round some sections once and then went back again. Value for money, esp if you book on line for the discount. Steps - I chickened out of the White Tower due to the steps, the others went up. There are steps for various towers and the walls. Feeding the Raven was fun, trying on an old iron helmet was incredibly heavy. I couldn't lift the Army Backpack fully, new appreciation of Army personnel. Map - what was nice was being able to plan your visit from the site map and go to places in any order you wanted. Audio Guide - it's worth getting the audio guide, but take time to learn how to use it.

  • Kawika Terry

    - 19 May 2018 -

    Take the time to participate in a Yeoman Warder tour. It’s great fun!

  • Ülkem Aksar

    - 09 April 2018 -

    Despite expensive ticket price it is a good idea to take a look inside of this medieval fortress

  • Piccy

    - 04 April 2018 -

    a 4 to 5 hours experience is required to fully explore the castle grounds and visit the exhibits. makes the admission price more worth as well.

  • James Richmond

    - 31 March 2018 -

    Definitely worth seeing!

  • Moe Dexler

    - 24 February 2018 -

    Highly recommend the audio tours. For £4 you get 5 walking tours to experience all aspects of life at the Tower.

  • Ian T

    - 22 February 2018 -

    See the crown jewels and the armoury.

  • Brian Bilbo

    - 09 February 2018 -

    Took an awesome beefeater tour

  • Jason H.

    - 22 January 2018 -

    Yes do it and yes take the beefeater tour. Fascinating and extremely well done!

  • Paul Neades

    - 06 January 2018 -

    Go on the Free beefeater tour. The times are by the entrance

  • Karen

    - 06 January 2018 -

    The crown jewels are on display here. It's a little overwhelming just how much history is here. I recommend taking a free tour with the yeoman warders, aka beefeaters. They're every hour - love them!

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