Tower of London
Most likely, the Tower of London is the most popular tourist and historical sight among tourists. It was founded by William the Conqueror and over a millennium of English history unfolded around or behind its walls. Anne Boleyn was executed in the Tower of London, Guy Fawkes was interrogated, and Richard II and Elizabeth I were imprisoned here. Standing on the banks of the Thames, the Tower of London is an impressive sight.
Tourists are invited to discover the hidden secrets that lurk within its walls, marvel at the splendor of the crown jewels, look at the wonderful place where three queens were beheaded, and explore the myths and legends that make the visit to Tower of London a moment. important of London vacation.
Also, visitors can find a lot of interesting things about the importance of the crown jewels in a series of introductory films, including a very rare color film with sequences from the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Once you reach the Treasury, you will marvel at the beauty of the Imperial Crown which is worn at the opening of the Parliament sessions and you will be able to admire the largest and most beautiful diamond in the world on the scepter of the Sovereign, named Cullinan I. The jewelers of the Crown are very kind and will answer any questions about this priceless collection. You will be able to find out more about the history of the Crown Jewels within the Crown and Diamonds exhibition in the Martin Tower.
Many of the visitors do not know more about the history of the Tower of London than the Yeoman Strangers and a visit to the Tower of London would not be complete without a complete tour of their company. The watchmen have guarded this fortress for centuries in a row. They will captivate you with amazing stories, passed down from generation to generation and will present the Traders Gate and the place where they were executed. You will also have the opportunity to visit St. Peter’s Chapel, the eternal resting place of those executed in the Tower of London.
The White Tower
The first stones at the base of this imposing structure were laid around 1078 by the order of William the Conqueror. Its frightening walls are now the place of display of some weapons from the royal collection, weapons that were worn by Henry VIII and Charles I, as well as an impressive collection of weapons. If you visit the Spanish Arms Collection you will be able to see a whole series of instruments of torture but also the beautiful Chapel of St. John the Evangelist.
The crows are one of the most interesting exhibitions at the Tower of London. These wonderful birds lived between the walls of the fortress for hundreds of years and the legend says that if these crows will leave the Tower of London, then the whole Kingdom will be burned. You can see them everywhere in the Tower of London and you can visit their shelters.
The Tower of London is open daily except for the period December 24-26. Between 1 November and 28 February it is open between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm from Tuesday to Saturday and from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday and Monday.
Between March 1 and October 31 it is open from 9:00 am to 5 pm from Tuesday to Saturday and from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday and Monday.
All buildings inside the Tower close 30 minutes after the last entry. The tower closes one hour after the last entry. It is recommended that you book about 2-3 hours for a visit to the Tower of London
The Tower of London is located on the Thames, very close to the Tower Bridge.