The Tower of London

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The Tower of London

tower of london A must-see when you visit beautiful London is the Tower of London. You will have an awesome time while discovering the history of the monarchs of the United Kingdom. You can experience many different things, like exhibitions and from time to time re-enactment shows. The Tower of London is noted for its black ravens. Legend has it that the ravens protect the monarchy and if the ravens leave the tower the monarchy will go under.

The actual title of the palace is the Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress, but is commonly known as the Tower of London, or simply the Tower. The Palace was built in the middle ages along the Thames and was used as fortress, strong-house, Royal Palace and prison.

The oldest part of the building is the “White Tower”. It was built in the 11th century and is the centre of this amazing monument. The rest of the structure was built around the “White tower” over hundreds of years. With its massive external walls and the fort towers the Tower is built as an inordinate hexagon. The watchtowers and moats made the fort impregnable for strangers and demonstrated the strength of the sovereigns.

Up to Jakob I. all Kings and Queens lived temporarily in the Tower. It was a tradition that the monarch had to spend the night before the coronation in the Tower.

The history of the Tower of London comprises blood and cruelty. Many famous people were kept imprisoned and were executed. Those who dare can visit the towers where the prisoners were held, discover the truth of Torture at the Tower and find their way out of Traitor’s Gate.

tower of london Nowadays the Tower is a museum and a must-see attraction in London. You can visit the world famous Crown Jewels and also a huge collection of arms and armour. Discover one of the oldest ceremonies in the world; the “ceremony of the keys”, which take place every evening when the tower closes. This ceremony has been carried out since the time of the Tudors. Another thing to witness at the Tower is the guards, better known as “Beefeaters”. They wear the same uniform as 400 years ago, so remember your camera to get your personal picture souvenir.

Buy a Palace Pass and experience even more of the extensive British history!

With one of the Royal Passes you can experience the other exciting castles as well, all in your own time and according to your own taste!

  • Four Palace Pass – Visit Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Banqueting House, Kensington Palace.
  • Three Palace Pass – Visit Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace and Kensington Palace.
  • Central London Pass – Visit Tower of London, Banqueting House and Kensington Palace.

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Visit Tower of London

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  • Ticket

  • Adult: £17
  • Child: £9.50
  • Concession: £14.50
  • Family: £47
  • Opening times

  • Summer
  • 1 March to 31 October
  • Tuesday to Friday: 09.00-18.00
  • Sunday and Monday: 10.00-18.00
  • Last admission: 17.00
  • Winter
  • 1 November to 28 February
  • Tuesday-Friday: 09.00-17.00
  • Sunday and Monday: 10.00-17.00
  • Last admission: 16.00