Tower of London

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Tower of London: White Towers fearsome exterior conceals some hidden gems, such as Henry VIIIs armour and the beautiful 11th-century Chapel of St John the Evangelist. Also Daily in the White Tower, see the history of the tower. The collection of Crown Jewels has 23,578 in total. There are 23,578 gems that make up the Crown Jewels, including the Imperial State Crown, which alone has 2,868 diamonds, 273 pearls, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds and 5 rubies. The Tower Green contains the evocative memorial to the people who died by order of the state.

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World Heritage Site

The Tower of London, Founded by William the Conqueror in 1066-7, is one of the world's most famous fortresses, and Britain's most visited heritage site.


Arbella Stuart is James I's cousin and was imprisoned and possibly murdered at the Tower. She reputedly resides in The Queen's House, considered one of the most haunted buildings at the Tower of London. And a grizzly ghost. Legend has it that many years ago a huge ghostly bear appeared by the Martin Tower, scaring a guard so badly that he dropped dead of shock. So is there a phantom bear at the Tower?


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London Underground

Use District or Circle lines to Tower Hill station. Follow directional signage to the Tower. The main entrance is a five minute walk from the station.


Bus routes are 15, 42, 78, 100, RV1


Opening times (March - October):
10:00 - 17:0009:00 - 17:0009:00 - 17:0009:00 - 17:0009:00 - 17:0009:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:00

Opening times (November - February):
10:00 - 16:0009:00 - 16:0009:00 - 16:0009:00 - 16:0009:00 - 16:0009:00 - 16:0010:00 - 16:00
*Closed 24-26 December and 1 January

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Address: Tower of London, London, EC3N 4AB, UK
Phone: +44 20 3166 6000

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