Tower of London

London - EC3N 4AB
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Officially called Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is actually a historic 12-acre castle found near River Thames in London.

This cultural site was first built in 1078 when William the Conqueror had the White Tower put up. It was a symbol of oppression that the ruling elite inflicted upon London. Throughout English history, the castle played a lot of important roles as controlling often equated to controlling the entire country. The Tower has also been used for several purposes including as a treasury, an armoury, public records office, menagerie, home of the Royal Mint and even home to the Crown Jewels of England.

It was in 1988 that the Tower of London was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the official name London Borough of Tower Hamlets, perhaps due to its location. The site currently receives about 2.7  million visitors each year.

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Opening Hours Tuesday to Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday & Monday: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Entry Fees Members: Free
Adult (16+ years old): £21.50
Child (5-15 years old): £9.70
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  •   by Pallab
    on 01/14/2019
    Tower of London

    You can't miss this amazing Tower of London while visiting the Tower Bridge. To me it has a better view than the Buckingham Palace.

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