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  • Address: Tower Hill, London, England EC3N 4AB
  • Hours: March–Oct Tues–Sat 9am–5:30pm; Sun–Mon 10am–5:30pm; Nov–Feb Tues–Sat 9am–4:30pm, Sun–Mon 10am–4:30pm
  • Admission: Adult £25, Child £12

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Tower of London

From medieval torture to grim executions and infamous royal prisoners, the Tower of London has long found itself at the center of the city's dark history. Built by William the Conqueror in 1066, the historic castle has served as a Royal menagerie, a Her Majesty's Prison, an execution site, a royal observatory, a royal mint and a military storehouse over the course of its long history. Today, the tower mainly serves as a tourist attraction but still famously houses the Crown Jewels and is guarded by members of the Royal Bodyguards known as Beefeaters.

It'd be easy to spend a full day at the Tower of London given all there is to see and do, but the best way to take in the highlights is with a guided tour. Be sure to say hello to the Beefeaters and take a peek at the dazzling Crown Jewels (which include the Imperial State Crown); admire the Royal Armouries on display in the White Tower; walk along the battlements; and see where Anne Boleyn was executed.

In addition, several exhibitions shed light on the tower's fascinating history, including the popular Torture at the Tower exhibit, the Coins and Kings exhibit at the Royal Mint, the Fusilier Museum and the Line of Kings. Special events, medieval reenactments and family activities are also held regularly throughout the year.

Did You Know? Six ravens are kept at the Tower of London at all times, and legend has it that if they ever leave, the tower will fall. The superstition is so important that there's even a ‘Raven Master’ tasked with looking after them and a seventh raven on-hand just in case.

Practical Info

The Tower of London is located at the north end of Tower Bridge on London's Thames River waterfront. The closest tube station is Tower Hill via the Circle and District lines. The tower is open March to October from 9am to 5:30pm (Sunday and Monday from 10am) and November to February from 9am to 4:30pm (Sunday and Monday from 10am). Adult admission costs £25.

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Tower of London Entrance Ticket Including Crown Jewels and Beefeater Tour

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Tower of London and Thames River Sightseeing Cruise, London, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Tower of London and Thames River Sightseeing Cruise

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London City Sightseeing Tour Including Tower of London and City of London, London, Day Cruises
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Private Tour: London Walking Tour of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, London, Walking Tours
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Private Tour: London Walking Tour of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge

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Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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The Spirit of London Tour Including The Tower of London and The View from The Shard, London, ... 
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The Spirit of London Tour Including The Tower of London and The View from The Shard

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Full-Day Tower of London and Westminster Abbey Tour with Optional Afternoon Tea or London Eye, ... 
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Full-Day Tower of London and Westminster Abbey Tour with Optional Afternoon Tea or London Eye

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Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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