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Tower of London

Tower Hill, London EC3N 4AB United Kingdom
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  • Tower of LondonPro 2014
    Steve Hunter
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    5 Aug 18, 2014

    Add this to the list of places that as a history buff you must visit and go on a tour. The tours here are given by Beefeaters Guardsmen and they know their history ironclad rock solid. This place is known as the "Bloody" tower and rightly so...pay attention while the Beefeaters share the true stories from this towers dark past. Of note, it was built by William the Conquerer.

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  • Tower of LondonPro 2014
    Lauren Baker
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    5 Jul 10, 2014

    There is so much history in these walls! I ended up spending almost a full day here and still didn't feel like I had seen everything. Definitely take the tour, you will learn a lot.

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  • Tower of LondonPro 2014
    Mel S Wong
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    5 Aug 18, 2014

    There's a sense of spookiness about the Tower of London. After all so many lives have been cut short (or heads cut off to be exact) here. A visit is a must. I really enjoy the beefeater (sorry Yeoman Wardens) docent led walks.

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    Elizabeth
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    5 Aug 18, 2014

    This is one of my favourite London attractions. I used to work closeby and have a season pass, so I spent many a lunchtime wandering around the grounds, and it never got old. It looks incredibly impressive in person, and there's so much history to explore. Also love it when they have actors dress up and walk around explaining things or posing for pictures. If you're in London for just a short time you really can't miss this.

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  • Tower of LondonPro 2014
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    5 Feb 26, 2014

    The Hippie spent hours avoiding the packed Crown Jewels building, focusing instead on the historical majesty of the Tower. She repeated over and over again her conviction that she may have been Ann Boleyn in a past life. The Yuppie just shook his head and agreed to get her another cup of tea.

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  • Tower of LondonPro 2014
    Rich Carriero
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    5 Aug 18, 2014

    The Tower is one of London's few truly old structures that managed to survive the great fire of 1666. The tower was built originally to protect the river approach to the city. It evolved into an ominous symbol of royal power. This is where the major beheadings and torture sessions typically took place. On the whole, it's a fun visit. You can learn about the torture implements, get your picture taken with a beefeater and generally experience a bit of England's medieval heritage.

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    Rachel E.
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    5 Feb 25, 2014

    Twenty pounds seems ridiculously expensive but quite frankly I spent 3 1/2 hours here and could have spent another hour had it not been so cold! Such rich history and they set up so many special exhibits, tours and sites to see that really help capture the history and significance of the place. Highly recommend paying extra for the audio tour as I discovered loads of things that I would have never found on the map on my own. The new Crown Jewels exhibit is really well done and the Yeoman Warden's tour was a highlight for me.

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  • Tower of LondonPro 2014
    Julia P
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    An iconic London sight. Try the night tour!

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    Audra Leigh "SDCheers.com"
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    5 Nov 23, 2013
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    Thierry Lainey
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    5 Feb 25, 2014

    C'est assez cher mais finalement on y passes des longues heures.
    Cette architecture médiévale et toute son histoire fascinante fourmillent de petits details passionnants.
    Prenez votre temps et un audio guide et laissez vous guider (les corbeaux, les beefeaters, les joyaux de la couronne, la splendide collection d'armures de chevaliers (on y trouve même des armures de plaques pour enfants)) font que c'est vraiment un endroit incontournable pour tout amoureux d'histoire, de l'époque médiévale et même pour tout visiteur de Londres.
    C'est définitivement dans mon Top 3 des visites à faire sur Londres.

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    Stanley Chan
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    4 Aug 18, 2014

    The Tower of London is a must-see landmark to visit, for those visiting London, as it is full of history and legend. Many prisoners of war were held here, so it's quite a depressing site. But that's where history meets legend, which makes it even more interesting. On display are also knight's armors and weapons, which brings you back to medieval England!

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    Rachel Greene
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    4 Oct 20, 2013

    Tower of London was one of the only sights we had time to properly explore and visit (and even then, we didn't see all of it). It's a pretty expansive sight to see, with lots of interesting history. Don't forget to check out the gift shop for some hilarious trinkets.

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    4 Oct 16, 2013

    Lovely spot for a day out in London. Admission is quite pricey (20£ for adults), but the complex is big and the ticket gives admission to all attractions. Guided tours (included in the ticket) depart every 30min and give you the more historical insights. Then you can hang around in the courtyard and visit the crown jewels and historical weapons exhibition.

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    Verlisia
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    4 Nov 05, 2013
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    Julia
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    4 Jan 18, 2014
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    Katherine Bond
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    4 May 21, 2014

    I love The Tower of London. It allows me to indulge in my silent fantasies of being Tudor royalty walking around as though it was my home ;)

    Plenty to see and the Yeoman are really friendly chaps. If you want your photo taking with them they are very happy to oblige! The crown jewels, the royal armoury and all the historical graffiti are my favourite bits to explore.

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    Max Smith
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    4 Mar 22, 2014

    See the Beefeaters, see the legendary Tower, see the eerie ravens... A great trip, just beside the Monument and bordering the Thames.

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    4 Jun 21, 2013
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    Simon Rikkers
    5 Oct 12, 2013

    I was very impressed with the Tower Of Londen. Very nice to see.
    BTW Check out the London Pass. We took it on our trip and saved a lot of money (and we didn't have the time to visit all the places we wanted to see. So take the 3 days pass with transportation)

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    Liz F
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    5 Aug 19, 2014

    This is London's old castle. It is also where they keep the crown jewels. There's really no reason not to go to this. The rooms talk to you, there are ravens (that bite!) AND there are the Crown Jewels. The diamonds are so big that they actually name them and give them elaborate backstories. One was Indian and had its own cult before they stole it and stuck it in a fancy hat. Another one was the size of my fist and got to hang out on the end of the scepter because, well, that would be FUN to wave around. They didn’t stop at diamonds either. The rubies, the sapphires… all named. I think that the rule is officially “if it’s bigger than a kiwi- freaking name it.”

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Description

A dramatic place once full of political prisoners and torture, the macabre Tower of London now hosts more tourists than beheadings. The museum also has unmatched treasures -- of the Crown Jewels variety, a collection of some of the biggest and most famous diamonds in the world. On the banks of the River Thames, the royal Yeoman Warders, more commonly known as Beefeaters, still guard the historic castle. The royal armory has five centuries worth of armor and weapons on display. The Tower Green looks like a peaceful courtyard, but it's where three queens of England, including Anne Boleyn, literally lost their heads. The complex was designated a World Heritage Site in 1988.

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4.5 out of 5
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    9am-5pm Mon-Sat; 10am-5pm Sun (1st March-31st October); 9am-4pm Tues-Sat; 10am-4pm Sun & Mon (1st November-28th February)
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