Tower of London

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Place To See


This historic fortress, palace, and prison on the banks of the River Thames was the site of many infamous London executions, including Ann Boleyn, and is home to the Crown Jewels.

Insider Tip

Do a tour with a Yeoman Warder, included in the price of admission, for the best overview of the history and where major events took place. Tours leave every 30 minutes from the front gate.

Condé Nast Traveler
The scene for many dramatic events during this country's history. View full review from Condé Nast Traveler
Condé Nast Traveler
This uncompromising slab of a building has been many things, including the site where Henry VIII ordered the execution of two of his wives and, currently, home of the Crown Jewels View full review from Condé Nast Traveler
Travel + Leisure
Some might go to the Tower of London to catch sight of the Crown Jewels, while others hope for a glimpse of a harrowed ghost as well. View full review from Travel + Leisure
Address: St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB, UK
Phone: +44 20 3166 6000