Tower of London is a top tourist site visited by millions of people annually putting London on the global map. William the Conqueror constructed the property in 1078 and is currently the home to the British crown jewels. Formerly, the tower functioned as a prison from 1100 until the middle of the twentieth century. Some of the prisoners held at the tower include King Henry VI, Catherine Howard and Anne Boleyn (spouses of King Henry VII), Sir Thomas More and Rudolph Hess.
Even though Tower of London is mostly associated with torture and death, it serves as a historic site to learn about several important facts concerning the royal palace, powerful fortress, and armoury. Moreover, you will also get to learn about the wild animals that currently occupy the Tower, making the tourist site the first London Zoo.
Tower of London Information, Opening Hours, Tickets and Location
The entry fee for adults is approximately £24.80 per ticket, for Children above the age of five is £11.50 while it’s free for kids below five years and corporates can get the concession ticket going for £19.30 per ticket.
The Tower of London is open throughout the year at 9 am to 6 pm on Saturdays during summer while from 10 am to 6 pm on Sundays-Mondays. During the winter seasons, it opens its doors at 9 am to 5 pm on Tuesdays to Saturdays while from 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday and Monday. During Christmas, Boxing Day, and New Year’s celebrations the tower is closed to the public. Tourists using public means can access the Tower via Tower Hill Train, or Fenchurch Street or London Bridge.