Visit the Tower of London and see the famous building that has served as a fortress, palace, and prison.
What to Expect
Visit the iconic Tower of London – part of British history since the 11th century.
This UNESCO World Heritage Site was built in 1086 by William the Conqueror. Spot the ravens kept on the premises and discover the reason why they are so well cared for. Stroll across Tower Green to see where many executions took place, including those of 3 of Henry VIII's wives. You will also have access to the inside of the tower.
Next, visit the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom. These priceless symbols of the British Monarchy compose the greatest working collection of crown jewels in the world. Be dazzled by the 23,578 gems, including the glistening Imperial State Crow - this piece alone has 2,868 diamonds, 273 pearls, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, and 5 rubies.
Know Before You Go
Please note that during the summer months you might encounter long queues to enter the Tower of London. Please factor this into your day and try to arrive in the early morning when the attraction is quieter.