No trip to London is complete without a visit to the notorious Tower of London. Perched on the banks of the Thames this forbidding fortress has throughout history variously been a hotbed of political intrigue, the home of kings, a prison, the seat of government and the setting for foul murder and execution. In the past it has housed lions, bears and enemies of the monarch, today it’s where you’ll find the colourfully dressed beefeaters and the famous flightless ravens.
See the sparkling Crown Jewels in the Jewel House and view the magnificent collection of historic armour. Shiver when you visit the Bloody Tower where the Princes are believed to have been murdered. View Traitors’ Gate through which many famous prisoners have passed. Read the heart-rending inscriptions written by unfortunates incarcerated in the Beauchamp Tower.
Timings are subject to change. Internal buildings close 30 minutes before the scheduled closing time but you may carry on enjoying the grounds.
Unfortunately this attraction may not be suitable for those with mobility problems.