Explore this mighty fortress and see the Crown Jewels, then discover more stories from this royal palace that once housed a zoo!
DescriptionThe Tower of London, officially Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London.
In the 1070s, William the Conqueror, fresh from his victory but nervous of rebellion, began to build a massive stone fortress in London to defend and proclaim his royal power. Nothing like it had ever been seen in England before.The Tower took around 20 years to build.
Step back in time to an era when those critical of the Establishment could be imprisoned without due process. Thankfully that never happens anymore. Also home to the The Crown Jewels 💎 👑 (not my Crown Jewels which are far more valuable). Another anomalous time in history from a when the Royals…
Throughout its history, the Tower of London has served many purposes, including royal residence, barracks, armoury, prison and museum. The Tower of London is a 900-year-old castle and fortress in central London that is notable for housing the crown jewels and for holding many famous and infamous…
The Tower of London, officially Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. You can walk here from the property in c 20 minutes
Here you can go on a mini guided tour and hear about British history, including beheadings that occurred in the Tower. This is also where the Queen's Jewels are displayed. Fact - The Tower of London, officially Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a historic castle…
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“I would recommend you visit this beautiful Cathedral, where Princess Diana and Charles were married. Fact - The cathedral is one of the most famous and most recognisable sights of London. Its dome, framed by the spires of Wren's City churches, has dominated the skyline for over 300 years. At 365 feet (111 m) high, it was the tallest building in London from 1710 to 1967. The dome is among the highest in the world. St Paul's is the second largest church building in the United Kingdom after Liverpool Cathedral. ”
“Home to the Queen. changing the guards touring and state banquets. just a journey on the train a must see”
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“The London Eye is a cantilevered observation wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. It is Europe's tallest cantilevered observation wheel, and is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom with over 3.75 million visitors annually, and has made many appearances in popular culture. Wikipedia”
“The Shard had spectacular panoramic views over London. We recommend going up to 30th floor (or thereabouts) and having drinks and/or food and enjoy the view in comfort and style. Make sure you have proper footwear as you may be turned away”
“HMS Belfast is one of only three remaining vessels from the bombardment fleet which supported the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944. The other vessels are the destroyer USS Laffey, part of the historic ships grouped at Patriots Point, South Carolina, and the dreadnought battleship USS Texas at San Jacinto, Texas. In total, HMS Belfast spent 33 days in support of the landings and fired over 5,000 shells ”