Tower of London

Tower of London

All travelers who can’t wait to discover Foggy Albion will be amazed by a wide range of attractions waiting for in Great Britain. The Tower of London is especially popular and in favor of both tourists and local citizens due to its rich historical past. A tower in the reality is a magnificent fortress located on the northern bank of the Thames river.

A mysterious and alluring place

Though England is rich in tourist destinations, this construction is one of the oldest in the country. The Tower of London is by right considered to be the historical center of Great Britain. If you dig deeper into the history of this mysterious (or even dark) place, you can discover many fascinating facts. Thousands of tourists head to this spot to touch the oldest building in England and get acquainted with the inexplicable facts from the past.

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Rich history

This tower used to be raising over the Thames back in the period of the Norman Conquest of England. Throughout its long history, it wore many masks. It used to be a royal residence, a treasure house, a mint that produced money for the whole country. However, the fortress had some less serious responsibilities as well. Once, it hosted an observatory and a zoo within its walls. Many people found out that plenty of the best prisoners of the Kingdom were waiting for their verdicts here and hoped for the best when the Tower was a prison. Indeed, no other attraction in London can “boast” of having such a rich past.

The walls of this fortress were exposed to numerous reconstructions. The building itself was rebuilt and reequipped repeatedly. These factors led to the fact that throughout the many centuries of its existence, the fortress had changed its initial look.

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The Tower of London today

The fortress is famous for its guards known as Beefeaters. They appeared for the first time in 1485 but still continue to guard the fort’s walls zealously. Ravenmaster is another interesting position here. These are special people who take care of the ravens. From century to century, the birds are the legit residents of the fortress. The keepers are constantly cutting their wings a little for birds not to fly away. This tradition is related to a legend. According to it, the English monarchy shall fall if the ravens leave the tower. Therefore, the keepers have to stick to such radical measures.

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Famous Tower Bridge is located nearby the Tower of London. It’s the logical continuation of the complex.

Information for visitors

Address: St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB, UK

Working hours:

  • Tuesday - Saturday — from 09:00 to 17:30;
  • Sunday - Monday — from 10:00 to 17:30.

Admission fee:

  • full ticket — £22,70;
  • concessionary ticket — £17,70.

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Tower of London - attractions nearby

Entrance tickets & Tours

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Early Access Crown Jewels: Complete Tour of Tower of London & Opening Ceremony
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This VIP skip the line visit to the Tower of London allows early access to view the world-famous Crown Jewels without the tourist throngs. Prior to coming face to face with the Crown Jewels, you’ll also have the opportunity to watch the stately Opening Ceremony, one of the oldest military rituals in the world. Following the viewing of the Crown Jewels, you’ll be taken on a full guided tour of the most renowned parts of the Tower of London.
2 hours 45 minutes
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2 hours 45 minutes
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Tower of London for kids & families Private Guided Tour
3 reviews
This tour will leave you breathless! There are so many fascinating things to discover in the majestic Tower of London, one of the most iconic places to visit in this magical city. With your Blue Badge guide you will have pre-booked tickets so you won't have to wait in line at the ticket office to purchase them! Kids will be enthralled through a range of stories and anecdotes and the tour will be a great experience for all. The Tower of London is a 900-year-old castle and fortress in central London, notable for housing the crown jewels and for having held many famous and infamous prisoners.You will see the most important parts of the castle such as The White Tower and The Jewel House, coming face-to-face with some of the most famous gemstones in the world and viewing close-up a selection crowns, diadems, scepters and dozens of pieces of golden plate.
3 hours
Free cancellation
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3 hours
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Tower of London Private Tour with Blue Badge Guide
1 review
Thanks to your highly knowledgeable Blue Badge Guide, you will be able to discover the secrets of one of the United Kingdom's most famous and historically important buildings. Highlights include the White Tower, the Medieval Tower, the Bloody Tower, the Royal Mint and Tower Green, and a visit to see the stunningly beautiful Crown Jewels is an absolute must. Your guide will recount to you some fascinating myths and legends associated with one of the most famous attractions in London. An entertaining and informative tour, not to be missed!
3 hours
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3 hours
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London: Grim Reaper Walking Tour
6 reviews
As we retrace the trail of the notorious Jack the Ripper murders, you will learn about the plague pits, the Bloody Tower, Traitor’s Gate and several notoriously haunted areas of the East End of London. Discover how traitors and criminals were punished, why the Ripper was never caught and what life was really like for people living and dying here. This walking tour lasts around 2.5 hours.
2 hours
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