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The Tower of London is considered to be the oldest tower in the whole world. This tower is located on the banks of the River Thames, towards the north of London. In the 11th century, this tower was built as a fort by the British capital to protect London.
The Tower of London was formerly known as the White Tower. Its construction started in 108 and was completed in the reign of King William II in 1100. The height of the tower is comprised of 89 feet. 700 years ago, there used to be a family of Yeoman Warders in this tower.
Why it is famous?
There are 911 World Heritage sites all over the world; this includes the Tower of London. It is considered as one of the popular attractions due to the tower having many jewels of the Taj. This tower of London is considered famous due to such crown jewels.
During the Second World War, the building of the tower and the ground near it was completely damaged. The royal zoo was built in this tower of London for more than 1200 decades to see. When you come here today, you will see the Crown Jewels open, which attracts more tourism.
Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.
Tourist attraction: -
The Jewel House: - The Jewel House inside the tower was built in the year of 1949. St. Edward's Crown is a unique gold stall in the Jewel House. It is made from pure gold and incorporated. This Jewel is still used by the sovereignty of the British crowns.
The Medieval Palace: - In England, the King and Queen Use quarters are included inside this tower. The Medieval Palace was built by Henry or his son Edward in the Tower of London. This place is considered famous for it. It was founded in the 13th century.
The Royal Mint: - In the Royal Mint, more focus is given on display of Kings and Coins. You will be able to see different types of coins on it, which you will never see. The Royal Mint used to make coins for the United Kingdom at the break of the official precincts.
The Bloody Tower: - It was known as the Bloody Tower because they kept the secrets of the Bloody Tower in some darkness and here some dirty work was done in the country. This place was included in the tower of London in this year of 1483. Due to the darkness inside it, you may feel scared.
The Other Towers: - Apart from many towers, this tower is completely different because here you will be able to see a small grass field. It was built in the year 1304. Mainly on top of this, you will be able to see the elephant coat painted in stone.