After several times visiting London over the past few years, the Tower of London was something on the bucket list, that I had to make sure not miss this time. We booked the tickets in advance to avoid the lines and crowds.
Luckily (or not), we went the exact week of the famous poppies, when the Tower of London is full of few hundred thousand poppies at the same time.
The Tower of London is one of the major icons of London, if not the most important. Built almost one thousand years ago, by William the Conqueror after his invasion of England, and known also as “Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London“.
Today, aside its historical facts, the amazing building structure, fortress-styled, it’s highlights are the beefeaters (iconic red and black-uniformed guards of the Tower), and of course the famous Jewels of the British Crown.
The Beefeaters and their families still keep living on the Tower of London, which gives a feeling of a little village inside, with their little houses. The castle is not used by the royal family and can be visited by tourists.
It’s strongly recommended allow a full morning afternoon for this visit (between 3h to 5h – depending on each one), since there’s a lot to see inside and it’s often packed with multiple lines inside. The Tower of London is one of the most visited attractions in England, with more than 3 million tourists every year.
Official Website Tower of London: http://www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london/
Admission Fee: £24.50GBP (booking online strongly recommended)
Subway Directions / Stop: Tower Hill
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