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Tower of London

Tower of London

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The Tower of London, founded by William the Conqueror in 1066-7, is one of the world's most famous fortresses, and one of Britain's most visited historic sites. Despite a grim reputation for a place of torture and death, there are so many more stories to be told about the Tower and its intriguing cast of characters.

This powerful and enduring symbol of the Norman Conquest has been enjoyed as a royal palace, served as an armoury and for over 600 years even housed a menagerie! Don't miss the re-presented Crown Jewels in the famous Jewel House, unlocking the story behind the 23,578 gems in the priceless royal jewels. Marvel at the Imperial State Crown and the largest diamond ever found and see the only treasure to escape destruction in 1649, after the Civil War. For centuries, this dazzling collection has featured in royal ceremonies, and it is still in use today.
Join Yeoman Warder tours to be entertained by captivating talks of pain, passion, treachery and torture at the Tower. Visit Tower Green and see the memorial to the people who died within the Tower walls. Find out why the last execution at the Tower was in 1941 and see how instruments of torture were used to extract 'confessions' from prisoners. Discover what life was like in the surprisingly luxurious Medieval Palace, and explore the stories of Henry II, Edward I and their courts at work.

See one of the Tower's most famous sights, the ravens. Legend has it Charles II believed that if the ravens were ever to leave the Tower, the fortress and the kingdom would fall. Step into 1000 years of history every day at the Tower of London.

Facilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Disabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for individuals

No Photography in Jewel house. Corporate Hospitality/Functions: 020 3166 6311. Suitablity for the Disabled: WCs. Restaurant: Licensed. Guided Tours: Yeoman Warder tours are free and leave front entrance every ½ hr. Parking: None for cars. Coach parking nearby. Education/School Visits: To book 0844 482 7777.

Opening details

01 March - 31 October (summer) Tuesday - Saturday 09.00 - 17.30, Sunday - Monday 10.00 - 17.30, Last admission 17.00.
01 November - 28 February (winter) Tuesday - Saturday 09.00 - 16.30 Sunday - Monday 10.00 - 16.30 Last admission 16.00.

Prices

For visits 1 March 2015 - 29 February 2016:
Adult £24.50, Child (5-15 years)Under 5s are free of charge. Children must be accompanied by an adult £11.00, Concession: Full-time student (16 years and over), disabled visitor, over 60 with ID £18.70, Family Up to 2 adults and 3 children £60.70

Contact

Ms Reema Khan

0844 482 7777

Address

London,
EC3N 4AB

Location

Directions

Plan route to Tower of London using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TQ 335806  Lat: 51.50859 Long: -0.07632

By Road:
Nearest major road is A100.

By Public Transport:
Nearest station is Tower Hill/ Fenchurch St/ London Bridge. Signposted from station.

Facilities

  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals

No Photography in Jewel house. Corporate Hospitality/Functions: 020 3166 6311. Suitablity for the Disabled: WCs. Restaurant: Licensed. Guided Tours: Yeoman Warder tours are free and leave front entrance every ½ hr. Parking: None for cars. Coach parking nearby. Education/School Visits: To book 0844 482 7777.