What to see near the Tower of London
Central London is full of historical monuments and attractions and there is plenty to see and do between London Bridge and Tower Bridge where the Tower of London is situated. From here, you are within walking distance of some of the city’s most impressive landmarks including the London Eye, the iconic St Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace and Westminster. Take in the epic views of the city from the Shard or visit the Tate Modern for a cultural and family-fun experience.
The City of London also offers plenty of shopping opportunities and a captivating art scene. Children and adults can enjoy city tours and the delights of local markets including Borough Market, Brick Lane Market and Spitalfields Market.
A short train ride away is one of England’s most loved and iconic seaside resorts, Brighton, home to the stunning Brighton Pavilion and several traditional piers, as well as winding streets filled with unique shops and pubs.
The Tower of London
The Tower of London is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the city and it dates back to 1078 when it was built by none other than William The Conqueror. Today, the building is a World Heritage Site but it was better known for being a prison. Sir Walter Raleigh and Guy Fawkes were just two of the castle’s infamous prisoners.
Among the main attractions are the Royal Mint, Jewel House, White Tower and Tower Green. Containing everything from one of the most flawless diamonds in the world to prisoner graffiti, there is more than enough to pique your interest. Don’t miss out on the captivating wall walks and take a moment to marvel at the chapels.
Opening and Closing Times
Summer - Tues-Sat, 9am-5:30pm; Sun & Mon, 10am-5:30pm (Last admission, 5pm)
Winter - Tues-Sat, 9am-4:30pm; Sun & Mon, 10am-4:30pm (Last admission, 4pm)
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