The millennium-old Tower of London has protected, housed, imprisoned and been for many the last sight they saw on Earth. It has also housed lions, bears, and recently, flightless ravens.
There are 21 towers to the Tower of London. This historical place is located at the eastern boundary of the City of London's Financial District, adjacent to the River Thames and Tower Bridge. Visitors can catch a glimpse of the Crown Jewels, which have been kept there since 1303, after they were stolen from Westminster Abbey. The highlight of the collection is the 530-carat Star of Africa. The pear shaped diamond is the second largest in the world and was extracted from a South African mine.
The Royal Armories are also an interesting stop at the Tower of London, where 40,000 pieces are on display. You will have to use a spiral staircase from the interior to get up there to see the display.
At the Tower, the Yeomen Warders (known as Beefeaters), act as tour guides, provide discreet security, and are something of a tourist attraction in their own right. Every evening, the warders perform the Ceremony of the Keys, and the Tower is secured for the night.
There are a lot of nice hotels near the Tower of London, in Westminster. You will also find a lot of nice London attractions nearby. Central London can get really busy sometimes, with most hotels running full occupancy. So, remember to book your hotel rooms ahead of time.
The Tower of London is one of the main historic attractions in the city, and as an iconic symbol of London, it’s a must see for any visitor. Here tourists can explore British history and learn about some of the tower’s famous prisoners, including Guy Fawkes and Anne Boleyn. The Tower of London is within walking distance of many other famous attractions, including Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the Tate Modern and London Dungeon. Hotels near the Tower of London range from the backpacker hostel of St Christopher’s Village, which is ideal for party-lovers with low budgets, to the more up-market Mercure London City Bankside Hotel, which boasts a range of amenities including a fitness facility for guests. There are also apartments available to rent in this area. Tower Hill is the closest underground station, but there are several more within close range of the area, making this an extremely convenient location in which to stay.
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Tube Station: Tower Hill