Its rich and enthralling history is bound to captivate you, and different aspects of the Tower wait to be explored. Take a Tower of London tour and explore this extraordinary structure.
The White Tower is one of the major historic landmarks on the globe. A world renowned symbol of London and Britain, it presently includes 'Power House', a captivating exhibition about the national institutions can only be seen by Tower of London tours.
The Medieval Palace comprises of lavish interiors. Delve into the intricacies of what life was like in a startlingly opulent medieval household.
Celebrated figures such as Thomas More and Lady Jane Grey were executed in the Tower, which gave rise to rumours of hauntings by ghosts within. Following the discovery of the bones of two young boys during Charles II's reign, the Garden Tower was famously renamed the Bloody Tower.
Be compelled and disturbed in equal measure by the tales that Beefeaters, the guards to the Tower of London, have to tell. Their tales have become legends, passed down through the ages, and will be sure to make your experience an extraordinary one.
Explore the intriguing narrative behind the rare animals held for over 600 years in the Royal Menagerie of the Tower. Owning exotic and remarkable animals was a sign of strong social standing and clout. The first record of wild animals at the Tower of London was in 1210, during the reign of King John. The first royal beasts to arrive at the Tower - the lions, polar bear and elephant - came from Europe and North Africa. Over 600 years later, there were over 60 species on show, including tigers from Asia, alligators from the Americas and kangaroos from Australia.
View royal armour that, in some cases, dates back to, incredibly enough, five hundred years ago. Become fascinated by the histories behind some of the more famed prisoners of the Tower.
The 'Beefeaters', as they are nicknamed, have long been symbols of London and Britain. It is thought their nickname is derived from their position in the Royal Bodyguard, which permitted them to eat as much beef as they wanted from the king's table.
However, arguably the most renowned aspect of the Tower of London is its Crown Jewels, which hold a truly enviable reputation. The Jewels are kept constantly under armed guard in the Jewel House. You are sure to be astounded by the 23,578 gems that make up the Crown Jewels, including the spectacular Imperial State Crown, which alone has 2,868 diamonds, 273 pearls, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds and 5 rubies.
The captivating past of the Tower of London tours alone makes it well worth exploring. Take a Tower of London tours: it is unquestionably one of the finest attractions to visit in the capital. Yet the most remarkable aspect of the Tower of London is, incontestably, the Jewel House. This is home to the Crown Jewels, especially the Koh-i-Noor, which is sure to entrance you and ensnare your senses.
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