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About Tower of London

The 1,000 year old fortress in the centre of London - and at the heart of British history. Famous as the home of the Crown Jewels, iconic Beefeaters, legendary ravens…and bloody tales of prisoners and executions. UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ancient stones reverberate with dark secrets, priceless jewels glint in fortified vaults and ravens strut the grounds. The Tower of London, founded by William the Conqueror in 1066, is one of the world’s most famous fortresses, and one of Britain’s most visited historic sites. Despite a grim reputation for a place of torture and death, there are so many more stories to be told about the Tower. This powerful and enduring symbol of the Norman Conquest has been enjoyed as a royal palace, served as an armoury and even housed a zoo! An intriguing cast of characters have played their part: including the dastardly jewel-thief Colonel Blood, tragic Lady Jane Grey and maverick zoo keeper Albert Cops.

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Street address: , London

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Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00

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Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00

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  • Tower of London Knight School is back! ⚔️ Have you got what it takes to join the garrison and defend the Tower against invaders? Join Knight School every day 16-24 February. Find out more: bit.ly/TOLknightschool

  • On 15 January 1559, Elizabeth I was crowned Queen. Elizabeth stayed at the Tower of London a couple of days before her coronation - a stark contrast to her previous stay just a few years earlier as a prisoner. The date of the coronation had been cho...

  • In November 2018, thousands of flames were lit in the moat of the Tower of London to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. We look back on Beyond the Deepening Shadow: The Tower Remembers and reflect on the commemorations in this film...

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