The Tower of London
Leading historic visitor attraction.
Through the centuries, the Tower of London has been a citadel and a palace.
It was built around 1090 by William the Conqueror.
The White Tower
It marks the start of the Tower of London's history.
Three queens of England have been beheaded within its walls, because it has been a prison for offenders against the State
The Crown Jewels
The Tower of London has been home to the world famous British Crown Jewels since the beginning of the 14th century.
The Crown Jewels are still used by the Queen today.
“Beefeaters" have been at the Tower of London since the 14th century.
The legend says, Charles II was warned that if the Ravens leave the Tower, the monarchy would fall.
How to Get There
- Underground: Tower Hill Station. Bank Station. London Bridge Station.
- British Rail: Fenchurch Street Station (5 min walk), London Bridge Station (10 min walk), Liverpool Street Station (10 min walk)
- Bus: 15, 25, 42, 78, 100, D1, RV1
- E-mail: www.tower-of-london.org.uk