The Tower of London
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The Tower of London is one of the world’s most famous fortresses and has serviced as royal palace, prison, armoury and even a zoo.
Constructed over 900 years ago by William the Conqueror, the Tower of London is steeped in a rich history. This fortress was expanded by many medieval kings and is a grand structure used by Royals through the years as a refuge and powerbase.
The White Tower is the huge and beautiful stone building in the middle of the sight. Currently it hosts the exhibition of Tudor, Stuart, Hanoverian and Windsor arms and armour “Fit for a King”.
This vast collection begins by exploring armour created for both the battle and sports fields with an unmissable chance to see Henry VIII’s and Charles 1’s spectacular armour.
The most famous exhibits in the Tower of London are the Crown Jewels, housed in the Jewel House, Waterloo Block. Finest of all is the Royal Sceptre, containing the world's largest cut diamond, the 530 carat Star of Africa. The Imperial State Crown, made for Queen Victoria in 1837 and worn today by Queen Elizabeth II when she opens Parliament is studded with 3,000 jewels. The other most famous gem is Koh-i-noor, or "Mountain of Light", which adorns the late Queen Mother's crown.
Cadets and staff spent 3 weeks preparing for the parade which was timed to mark the Battle of Britain
The ticket includes access to the Tower, plus Yeoman Warder guided tour and talk, live historical re-enactments, White Tower tour, children's activity trails, entry to the Fit for a King and Prisoners of the Tower exhibitions and much more!
Free Entry with the London Pass Normal Entry Price: Adult: £17.00 Normal Entry Price: Child: £9.50 Opening Times 1 March-31 October: Tuesday-Saturday: 09.00-18.00 Sunday-Monday: 10.00-18.00 (last admission: 17.00) 1 November-28 February: Tuesday-Saturday: 09.00-17.00 Sunday-Monday: 10.00-17.00 (last admission: 16.00) Closed: 24-26 December, 1 January