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Tower of London, UK

The Tower of London is one of London's most popular and iconic tourist attractions. Built by William the Conquerer in the early 1080s the Towers role has been as a fortress, palace and prison.

One of the main reasons to visit the Tower is to see the working collection of Crown Jewels. There are 23,578 in the collection including one of the world's most famous diamonds. Find out who dared to try and steal the Jewels in 1671 and whether they succeeded.

Many people lost their heads in the Tower and the Prisoners exhibition looks at some of the Towers more infamous inmates including Anne Boleyn, Edward V, Guy Fawkes and Sir Thomas More. The Tower's history as a prison continued during the two world wars and still held executions.

There is so much to see at the Tower including the 'Yeomen of the Guard', the Ravens, Henry VIII's armour, instruments of torture in Lower Wakefield Tower and the Traitors Gate.

The nearest tube station is Tower Hill on the Circle and District underground lines. The Tower Gateway station on the Docklands Light Railway is also within easy walking distance.

Opening Times

November to March:
Tues – Sat 9:00 – 16:30
Sun/Mon 10:00 – 16:30

March to October:
Tues – Sat 9:00 – 17:30
Sun/Mon 10:00 – 17:30

The Tower is closed 24-26 December and 1 January.

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Ticket Prices

Adult - £16.50
Child (6-16) - £9.50
Students - £14.00
Senior - £14.00
Disabled - £14.00
Family - £46.00
Under 5yrs - FREE

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Disabled Facilities

The Tower has places with difficult stairs and passageways and wheelchair access is limited. There are also a large number of steps throughout the Tower with cobbles laid in some of the roads.

The Jewel House and the Crown Jewels are fully accessible to all visitors.

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More Information

Telephone: 0844 482 7799

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10 Pepys Street, London, EC3N 2NU
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Grange City Hotel Grange City Hotel
8-10 Cooper's Row, London, EC32BD
Distance: 0.2 miles
The Tower - a Guoman hotel The Tower - a Guoman hotel
Saint Katharines Way, London, E1W 1LD
Distance: 0.2 miles

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