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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    10:00 - 16:30

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    10:00 - 16:30

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    09:00 - 16:30

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    09:00 - 16:30

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  • Shawn Wright Brown

    5
    - 04 June 2018 -

    The Tower of London is a wonderful step back in time. The campus is huge and you have multiple options for your visit--a self-guided audio tour, a guided tour with costumed guides or a basic self-guided tour. You'll walk through tower after tower of history--the Salt Tower where prisoners were kept, and the Broad Arrow Tower, where a portion of the garrison was houses and battle plans were likely formulated. You'll want to wear comfortable shoes as you'll walk extensively. If you're claustrophobic, skip some of the smaller interior towers as they may have tight circular staircases. This is also the home of the Crown Jewels. If you arrive after noon, be prepared to wait in Long lines for your glimpse. The closest Tube station is Tower Hill, and the Tower of London offers great photo spots for the Tower Bridge as well.

  • Kimberly Valles

    5
    - 03 June 2018 -

    A must see if you are in London. Tower Hill is nearest tube station (District and Circle lines) District line is very busy during rush hours so plan well. Good gift shop and restaurants just before entering the main gates. Crown jewels can be seen here. Lots to see inside. Behind the Tower and along the river are some nice open-air bars set up with a great view of the city. Good for relaxing and photos.

  • Alethea Kruger

    5
    - 01 June 2018 -

    This place drips with history! The grounds are expansive and the building are well furnished with artifacts and furniture. The tours are informative and the live reenactments are lively and humorous, if you're lucky to catch one. I'm not sure if I'm correct but I believe they release crows on the grounds and they sit and stay for pictures; it's really incredible. Despite the price of admission (if you book online it's 5 or 6 pounds cheaper!) the Tower is definitely worth it.

  • Susan Pratt

    5
    - 28 May 2018 -

    A must visit place for my husband and myself as we visited London. We had a great time soaking in the history after we bought our ticket that was sold at a separate site just outside of the tower. We arrived about 12 and it was already pretty busy. There is lots to see and do and many interesting things to learn. I wish we had gotten in line for the Crown Jewels early in the morning as the line was very long. The line was wrapped halfway around the tower. A great historical site that was very busy but quite a bit of fun

  • Nic c

    5
    - 21 May 2018 -

    Having been to London many times this was my first visit. A tip is to go early and beat queues to see crown jewels. Very large area and grounds can easily spend a full day exploring and still not see everything. When I visited there was an acted and musical telling of the story of Ann boleyn. Excellent. They often have such things so check. Fair price for entry.

  • Christian W

    5
    - 18 May 2018 -

    Amazing experience for the whole family. Whether you consider yourself a history buff or not, there is surely something for everyone. Be sure to do the Yeoman guard tours that meet just left of the gate you enter through in the moat. They are extremely interesting and hilarious. You get to hear all the stories of the tower and get your bearings as to where things are. I would say you need 2-3 hours AT LEAST, plenty to be seen for sure. Would recommend booking online to save money as well. Amazing experience!

  • Matt Steffen

    5
    - 17 May 2018 -

    This place was awesome! From the chapel to the weapons room, every inch of the castle is well preserved, yet makes you feel as though you're being transported back to the days of King Edward. The staff were all friendly, and ready to answer any question I had. I love visiting the Tower every time I'm in London. Awesome!

  • Joanne Harmer

    5
    - 11 May 2018 -

    School trip with primary aged children. Was a fantastic day out despite the weather. Lots of history here however be careful with a lot of walking around if you are wheelchair bound due to spiral staircases . Prices high and long waiting queues with a lot of groups attending. Visit the White Tower with horses and guards. See the Ravens and holding cells and of course the Crown Jewels and learn of its history. Always VERY busy. A hot drink £4.50. so take your own. Mainly inside but overall, really enjoyed it. Has a gift shop too. No parking. Great for kids but not babies.😍

  • Nathan Mott

    5
    - 10 May 2018 -

    Go early, this place gets crowds, but for good reason; it was a great experience. Lots of great information and seeing the crown jewels exhibit was a highlight for everyone. There are benches, bathrooms and small refreshment stands on the courtyard, but you may want to bring some food and water. Plan for a coupe of hours here at least. The hop on hop off boat stops right at the tower. And several bus companies have stops just above the tower (big bus, etc). Hope that info helps you on your visit!

  • Cruise Cycle

    5
    - 01 February 2018 -

    Pretty tough to beat all the other reviews, books, pamphlets and official tours of this iconic place, and all of them are right in the respect that it's one of the must see attractions in London. Visiting the Tower also helps immensely if visiting some of the other castles and churches in southern England as the kings, architects and builders were involved in many structures throughout the southeast. And this doesn't even scratch the surface of the history and events that occurred in the Tower through many centuries. You can usually see the crown jewels on display here which alone is worth the price of admission. In line with the world class venue that it is, it also boast world class facilities - bathrooms, access, shopping, and its great for kids and families. Highly recommended, don't miss the opportunity to visit if in London.

  • 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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