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Tower of London

H M Tower of London, London, EC3N 4AB. Tel : +44(0)20 7480 6358

Tower of London has been a citadel, royal palace, seat of government and also the scene of some of the bloodiest events in English history. Kings, queens, princes, princesses and people of the highest rank have shared the same fate within it's walls as spies, plotters and traitors.

For over 600 years the Tower of London has been the home to the regalia of the kings and queens. This collection was named the Crown Jewels since the 17th century and has been shown to the visitors.

The White Tower is a massive building, which has housed a wide collection of armour since the 16th century, which can still be seen. It is said the castle got its name from this impressive tower that was also equipped as a fortress and a residence.

The Medieval Palace comprises of St Thomas's Tower, the Wakefield Tower and the Lanthorn Tower. This collection will give the visitors an insight to life in a royal residential setting during the 13th and 14th centuries.

The Scaffold Site marks the execution of seven famous prisoners of which two were Queens of England. Tower Hill is regarded as the famous place where most of the prisoners were executed in the public.

You can get discounted joint tickets for the Tower of London and The Kensington Palace as they are managed by the Historical Royal Palaces

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Founded nearly a millennium ago and expanded upon over the centuries since, the Tower of London has protected, housed, imprisoned and been for many the last sight they saw on Earth.

It has been the seat of British government and the living quarters of monarchs ... the site of renown political intrigue, and the repository of the Crown Jewels ... It has housed lions, bears, and (to this day) flightless ravens ... not to mention notorious traitors and framed members of court, lords and ministers, clergymen and knights.