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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  • Daryl Griffiths

    4
    - 07 September 2018 -

    It's a day-out you need to do once in a lifetime and the experience of actually being there is definitely worthwhile. While the price for entry is quite high you do get a lot included with no extra fees once you get in - and you get a decent discount for buying tickets in advance. I guess the price is comparable with other London visitor attractions. However, you will want to think about taking your own food as prices in the cafe were extraordinary, particularly if you are going as a family. The queue for the crown jewels was long but it moved quickly and there was plenty to see on the way round, to the extent that when you actually get to the jewels themselves it is a bit underwhelming - partly this may be because I have had a picture in my mind of jewels in a tower which is not the case, but partly also I think because you don't actually get to see the crown jewels for that long compared to how long it takes to get to them. Overall, a good family visit for us with three children (6, 9 & 11 years old) and one adult. I definitely recommend it.

  • James Ashman

    5
    - 31 August 2018 -

    Immense historical collection to suit all ages. This has to be one of the most interesting and thought provoking collections anywhere in the world. Tips for your day....Get there at opening time and tick the Crown Jewels off your list. Head to the Lower Wakefield Tower for a fascinating if gory understanding of ways torture was conducted. This also gets very busy so queue early for this line. This kids will love it! You can exit the Tower at Traitors Gate to go for lunch at the many cafes/ bars and restaurants in the area. We went to the great value Liberty Bounds pub at the top of Tower Hill. The Beefeaters tour is a must as they are real characters and bring the history of the whole place to life. A great day out!!

  • Dennis F

    5
    - 18 August 2018 -

    The Tower of London is a must visit location in London. The star attraction within it is the collection of crown jewels. The crown jewels are estimated to be worth at least 3 billion (yes billion) and can be seen here. You can't take pictures unfortunately. It is very impressive to see. I highly recommend getting to the Tower if London when it opens with a ticket in hand and go directly to the crown jewels. I did this and there were no lines. I also went through the White Tower and saw an impressive collection of old armory including kings' armor, again with no lines or crowd. This was about an hour after opening and by then crowds we're everywhere. The tower also used to house a Royal palace back in the 1200s which was neat to see. The also run free tours by beefeaters and those are entertaining but draw large crowds. Overall very worth a visit. An early visit, at the opening hour.

  • yoav Segal

    5
    - 17 August 2018 -

    Obviously, this is a great construction. The glory of Britain is well presented here. Great exhibitions. The walls could tell us lot of stories about the past. There are guided tours (which I prefer to avoid). Tourist friendly. Please don't forget - despite of all the richness, the standard of living of the kings who leaved in this place, was not the same as the one we are used to nowadays. They had gold, but they didn't have toilets :-)

  • Liza McAllister

    5
    - 12 August 2018 -

    We went with a tour guide. It turned out being such a rainy day, which only added to the atmosphere. Our guide from the outside was fantastic but wasn't allowed to talk during our tour in the tower. We were listening to one of the inside guides and were told by some of the people that we weren't allowed to, which was such a pity as he had such great stories and information. It was a fantastic experience anyway. We were there for the opening which was such a cultural and proud experience. I need to go back and spend more time as we had a time limit being with a day tour. I absolutely recommend this, and suggest setting aside extra time and not being too rushed so you can really take in the history and experience.

  • William Johnston

    5
    - 03 August 2018 -

    The Tower of London is a great place for anyone to visit. From the Bloody Tower to the crown jewels, there is so much to see and even more history to discover. The Yeomam Guards (The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard) are really informative and friendly. It is well worth joining with one of the guided tours, which are free of charge. These are informative and entertaining. The crown jewels are everything you could imagine. But if there is no line to get in, then go and see them then. The line will quickly grow and it could take some time to get in. The central White Tower is home to a large collection of armour. You can visit various towers each with their own exhibition, from displays of gold crowns, to the history of the Royal Menagerie (a menagerie is a collection of captive animals, frequently exotic, kept for display), although no wild animals are kept there now. The history of royal tragedy and intrigue is all contained within the walls.

  • husain tim

    5
    - 31 July 2018 -

    Stunning place to visit, one of the jewels of London. So many people visit from outside and never go inside. It has so much more than just the crown jewels. The white tower armoury is stunning and I particularly love the miniature and giant armour. Despite being in the centre of the City and being crowded at times, it's usually possible to find a quiet place to sit down for lunch, which I often do. The buildings are in great condition and many over 1000 years old. So steeped in history, my Canadian cousin was astonished as they barely have anything older than 50 years!

  • 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.

  • 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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