Tower of London
Average time spent – 3-4+ hours.
Things to do at Tower of London review
The Tower of London is one of the most iconic sites in London. It is full of history connected with Monarchs such as Henry VIII and prisoners such as Sir Walter Raleigh. William the Conqueror built the centre tower on this site back in the 1070s as a fortress. It has been adapted and added to over time and at one point it was even used as the Royal Mint. It has also been the site of many executions including three former Queens of England.
There is plenty to see and do and there is a lot of walking, especially up and down steps. They often have family-friendly trails including an app called Time Explorers. These are great for kids. There is a medieval palace which was once part of the residence of Henry III and his son Edward I which include decorated rooms. Look out for the ravens which live at the Tower and the Yeoman Warders that run talks and guided tours. There are lots of exhibitions about the people that were once imprisoned at the tower.
You can walk the battlements and I recommend stopping by the Royal beasts exhibition. Who knew that animals such as elephants, polar bears, monkeys and more once lived at the Tower of London!? You can even see the crown jewels. In the White tower, you will find lots more exhibitions including the 350-year-old exhibition the Line of Kings.
Important Information Tower of London
Eating – There are plenty of places to eat on-site selling hot and cold food and drinks.
Facilities in brief – Lots of exhibitions including the history of the Tower from Monarchs to prisoners, wild animals to the crown jewels. There is plenty to walk around and explore. There are toilets on-site and a choice of places to eat.
Entry price – *Expensive
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Expensive – You can save money by purchasing your tickets online in advance. Adults are just under £25.00 and children 5-15 just under £12.00. Children under 4 are free.
Opening: The Tower of London is open almost all year round, they are closed on the 24th-26th of December and the 1st of January. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Address: St Katharine’s & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB, London, England. Phone: 020 3166 6000
Category – Castle / Museum – Mostly indoors – suitable for all ages.
For more inspiration please check out – A complete guide to Kensington gardens and palace in London by Heather from Heather on her travels.
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