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Tower of London

The Tower of London is one of the oldest buildings in London dating back 1,000 years to William the Conqueror. It is one of the best preserved forified buildings in the world.

The last king to live there was James I in the 17th century - althrough over the years, quite a few ill-fated royals have died there - including the so-called Little Princes and the unfortuinate Anne Boleyn, executed on the orders of her husband, King Henry VIII.

One of the main attractions at the Tower today are the Crown Jewels, which have been housed there since the 14th century. They are still worn by the Queen and the Royal Family on ceremonial occcasion and the Tower's new display makes it possible to view them at close quarters.

Tower Hill,
London EC3N 4AB

Tower Hill


Mon-Sat      9:00-18:00

Sun            10:00-18:00 


Tue-Sat       9:00-17:00
Mon & Sun 10:00-17:00 

Ticket prices:
Adult  £ 16.00


 £ 13.00

Child (5-15)

 £  9.50


 £ 37.50

Must See at Tower

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Must see attractions

  • The Jewel House with the real Crown Jewels.
  • The Crowns and Diamonds exhibition in the Martin Tower
  • The White Tower , which houses a splendid part of the Royal Armouries' collection
  • The Bloody Tower , where legend says the Princes were murdered
  • The Beauchamp Tower , where the carved inscriptions of its past prisoners can be read
  • The Wall Walk which provides a Yeoman's view of the Tower and is the ideal platform for photography.
Recommended minimum visit time  
3 hours
  • The Crown Jewels 
35 min
  • Crowns and Diamonds
20 min
  • The Medieval Palace
25 min
  • The Bloody Tower
10 min
  • The Beauchamp Tower
20 min
  • The White Tower and Royal Armouries
40 min
  • The New Armouries cafe for refreshements
20 min

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