A visit to the Tower of London is a visit back in time to witness London’s rich and varied history. Built by William the Conqueror in 1078, the Tower of London has served as both a prison and royal residence; an amoury and treasury; and perhaps most famously, is still the home of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom.
The Tower of London is in fact a large castle complex, with a variety of tours and attractions for visitors. Along with marvelling at the 23,578 gems that make up the Crown Jewels, there is an interactive Prisoners Exhibition, Yeoman Warder Tours and a staggering display of royal armour that offers an unrivalled glimpse into the personalities, power and physical size of England’s kings.
The Tower of London,
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Directions from Safestay
Bus 40 from stop D on Larcom Street towards Aldgate; alight at Fenchurch Street (stop V).
Alternatively take the Northern Line from Elephant and Castle towards Edgware or High Barnet; alight at Bank. Transfer to Monument station and take the Circle Line towards Liverpool Street, or the District Line towards Upminster or Tower Hill; alight at Tower Hill.