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Tower of London

Tower of London is a royal castle, located on the northern side of the Thames in the City of London. The castle has a 1000 year long history.


The Tower of London is made of many different buildings that have been used for various purposes throughout history. At least as a royal residence, a vault for the Crown Jewels, and as a prison. Nowadays the building is used as a museum, is one of London's most popular destinations and was even named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The White Tower, built in 1070 by William the Conqueror's orders is the most prominent part of the castle, and it is where the name of the landmark comes from.

The Tower has many exciting tours, where you can get to know the history of the castle, either on a guided tour or at your own pace while listening to an audio guide. There are also places children would be interested to see on a family-oriented tour, which has different tasks on the trip. You can shoot arrows at the armoury, as well as design your musket. The Crown Jewels are possibly the most exciting things to see in the museum.

Getting there

The nearest underground station is Tower Hill, which can be accessed via District and Circle line. The Thames Clipper also has a dock outside the Tower of London.

Nearby

Tower Bridge is only a few minutes away from the castle on foot.