Tower of London


This famous landmark has witnessed more than its fair share of grisly events, from the disapperance of the ‘Princes in the Tower’ to the torture of Guy Fawkes after the failed Gunpowder Plot.

The history of the Tower of London dates back to William the Conqueror who began to build a massive stone tower at the centre of his London fortress in the 1080s (quite some time ago). The White Tower is the oldest part of the fortress and has been a palace, an armoury and for a while even housed a zoo!

Over the last 1,000 years, the Tower of London has seen some of the most remarkable stories of England’s history.

Events in 2009

‘Henry VIII: Dressed to Kill’ – a stunning exhibition of Henry VIII’s personal arms and armour to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII’s accession to the throne in 1509.  From 3 April to 17 January 2010.  More information click here

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  • Find a Raven
  • Follow the Yeoman of the Guard
  • Look at the Crown Jewels
  • See where the traitors arrived at the Tower

Getting there:

By tube
Tower Hill

By bus
15, 25, 42, 78, 100, RV1

By riverboat
Tower Millenium Pier

Opening Hours:
Summer (1 March – 31 October)
Tuesday – Saturday 09:00 – 17:30
Sunday – Monday 10:00 – 17:30

Winter (1 November – 28 February)
Tuesday – Saturday 09:00 – 16:30
Sunday – Monday 10:00 – 16:30

Adults – £17.00
Concession – £14.50
Child – £9.50
Family – £47.00

A special 2009 joint ticket for both the Tower of London and Hampton Court Palace gives a 20% discount on the combined price of both attractions.


Tower of London, London, EC3N 4AB (Map)

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