Tower of London
One of the Royal Palaces, the Tower of London has a fascinating history dating back to about 1080 AD
The Tower of London began its legacy as a strategically located fortress way back at the end of the 11th century when William the Conqueror constructed the White Tower to secure his stronghold in the city of London. Over the years this site on the river Thames was expanded and fortified even further, including a moat by subsequent medieval kings and monarchs, serving at varying times as a fortress, a palace and as a prison and place of execution.
If the walls of this historical site could talk they could tell some amazing stories and indeed you will discover many incredible stories when you visit the Tower of London. It has been the centre of much of England's history and conflict during it's 900 plus years. There is simply too much history behind this attraction to go into detail about here, but you should definitely try to include a visit to the Tower of London in you travel plans.
The Tower of London is located adjacent to the Tower Bridge so you may want to combine both into one visit.
The Tower of London is open for visitors and tours from 9:am to 5:30pm from Tuesday thru Saturday and from 10am to 5:30pm on Sunday and Monday.
For more information about visiting the Tower of London including admission fees visit their official website at the link below.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: Tower of LondonFee: Yes.
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website.
- Monday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Friday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Category: Landmarks & Historical Buildings
London EC3N 4AB
Phone: +44 20 3166 6000
Yanan L. May-22-2023
The line for the crown jewels was so long that my companion waited there for about 45 minutes and didn't make any progress. We wanted to make it to evensong... Read More
Philip L. Mar-25-2023
A very iconic place to see in London, you can see some of the crown jewels (lots of gold plates, some crowns, etc although not massive jewels) and medieval... Read More
Thomas T. Mar-23-2023
I'm a museum junkie. The Tower of London is a must see and visit if you visit the UK. Wow what an incredible tour, especially if you're into Tudor dynasty... Read More
Accommodations near Tower of London:
|Tube Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|District and Circle Lines||Tower Hill Station||5 MInutes|
How to get to Tower of London by Tube
From Tower Hill Station follow the signs for the Tower of London. It is a short 5 minute walk south across the road to the main entrance.
You can also get to the Tower of London by riverboat service from Charing Cross, Westminster and Greenwich piers. Disembark at Tower Pier.
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