Tower of London – discover a castle – a secure fortress, royal palace and infamous prison

Tower of London is a A world heritage site. It is one of the world’s major tourist attractions. It attracts over two million visitors a year from all over the world.

There are so many things to see inside Tower of London. You should not miss to see Jewel House the world famous Crown Jewels, South Lawn to see the famous ravens. You can explore the role of the Tower as a fortress, the prisoners exhibition. More to see like

Lady Jane Grey’s graffiti
The Medieval Palace
Tower Green
A collection of King Henry VIII’s armour
Horses and heads, Coins and Kings
The Fusilier Museum, Royal Beasts etc

The history of the Tower of London begins with William the Conqueror (1066-87). King Edward, the Confessor died childless. So Edward’s brother-in-law, Harold Godwinson became the King. But a distant blood relative William who was Duke of Normandy claimed to the throne. He invaded and defeated the English under King Harold at the Battle of Hastings. William initiated to build the Tower of London.

Since then it was considered as power house of UK Kingdom. Henry VIII (1509-47) continued work on the Tower. He later moved to Hampton Court. There was a long & bloody Civil war 1642-49 between the King Charles I and Parliament. The Tower became important factor in this war.

At last the Tower was won by the Parliamentarians and it remained in their hands for the entire Civil War. The Tower’s use as a state prison declined. Instead it became the headquarters of the Office of Ordnance. It provided military supplies and equipment.

Opening times
Summer (01 March – 31 October)- Tuesday to Saturday 0900-1730, Sunday to Monday 1000-1730
Winter (01 November – 28 February)- Tuesday to Saturday 0900-1630, Sunday to Monday 1000-1630.
Last admission: 30 Minuit before closing.

Admission Ticket
You need admission Ticket to see inside Tower of London. Free to see outside. Please check the current ticket price prior to visit.

Adult: £24.50, Child 5-15 years: £11.00. There is a different rate for Group Booking.
You can have a Audio guide for extra payment of £4.00 for adult, £3.00 for Child

Online Rate is £1.00 or more cheaper. Please visit their website for update and details Ticket information

Address
Tower of London, London EC3N 4AB. Nearest Tube: Tower Hill (Circle Line; District Line)
See Location in Google Map

More and update Information
Visit website for more information

Free Download in PDF:
map inside of the castle

Visit the other royal attractions

 

Load More Related Articles
Load More By admin
Load More In Royal attractions Paid admission

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also

Theatre in London- An important source of entertainment in City’s life

Theatre in London- West End ‘Theatreland contains forty venues. It is located in and…