HM Tower of London
“Learn about torture and traditions at this word-famous castle” - VisitEngland Assessor
London, Greater London
Perhaps the most famous castle in the world, the Tower of London has played a central part in British history. Discover the history of this awesome fortress; from gruesome tales of torture and escape to fascinating traditions that are still observed today. Learn the legend of the ravens and be dazzled by the Crown Jewels. Join a Yeoman Warder tour and listen to their captivating tales of pain and passion, treachery and torture. Now visitors can enter 22 Mint Street and discover the history of the Mint at the Tower. Featuring flagship objects from the Royal Mint Museum and focusing on six key moments from the history of the Mint, this area brings another layer of the 1,000 years of history at this fortress to life.
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The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.
London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.
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