The Tower of London Reviews
Description:The Tower of London is by far one of the most famous and well preserved historical buildings in the world. It was ... more
Newest Review: ... far side of the Tower. Most of the towers along this wall belong to Henry III's era and six of them are open to the public. The Salt Tower is the first one you come to. Part time storehouse and part time base for archers defending the Tower from attackers on the Thames, it was also a prison and original prisoners' graffiti can also be seen. A similar use was nearby Broad Arrow Tower: part ... more
Customer The Tower of London Reviews (6)
by - written on 06/08/13 (Very useful, 83 readings)
I am a very lucky girl. My friend knows I love history, particularly that of the royals so for my birthday bought me an annual pass to the Historic Royal Palaces. One such palace included is the Tower of London, which is spite of living 45 minutes away, I have never actually been to before. The Tower is open daily (except 24-26 December and 1st Jan) and times vary depending on the time of year and day of the week, so I suggest checking online. Visiting on a Spring Sunday it was open 10am to 5.30pm. Normal adult admission is £19.50/£21.45, children are £9.75/£10.75, concessions (students, Over 60s) are £16.50/£18.15 and a family of two adults and up to three ... Read the complete review
by - written on 15/04/10 (Very useful, 48 readings)
History is my daughter's favourite subject at school so when I was planning a short break to cheer us up, London sprang to mind and I thought that we had to go to the Tower of London. It can be quite expensive to get in: adults are £17, children are £9.50 (under 5s free), OAPs and students are £14.50, a family (up to 2 adults and 6 children) £47. There is a slightly discounted price if you book online in advance although this discount is only either £1 or 50p! ***TIP*** If you look on the days out guide website (www.daysoutguide.co.uk), you can download a voucher which will give you two for one if you have travelled there by train. You ... Read the complete review
by - written on 03/10/09 (Very useful, 28 readings)
The Tower of London: a historic fortress in central London. The nearest tube stop is Tower Hill. It's most famous part is the White Tower which is the original square tower built in 1708 by William the Conqueror. Although this is the most well known part the tower of London is actually comprised of many buildings surrounded by a moat (which is now dry but used to have water). It's primary function was a prison and is known to have held: Anne Boleyn, Lady Jane Grey and Elizabeth I amoongst many others. It also has Royal Lodgings, it housed Anne Boleyn on the night before her coronation. It is also home to the crown jewels and has been the home to the royal ... Read the complete review
by - written on 16/08/09, updated on 16/08/09 (Very useful, 20 readings)
My husband and I recently paid a visit to the Tower of London and had a splendid day out. We are both interested in Henry VIII and had seen the 'Dressed to Kill' exhibition being advertised. First thing to remember when planning a visit is that there is a lot to see and you need a full day to truly experience the Tower. The Tower of London is always busy and expect a bit of a queue for your tickets (£17 entrance fee per adult). I would recommend a guided Beefeater Tour as a starting point. This takes about an hour and is included in the price of your ticket. The Beefeaters are very knowledgeable about the history of the Tower and give you an ... Read the complete review
by - written on 27/07/09 (Very useful, 41 readings)
I've been to London many, many times, in fact I lived there for a year whilst teacher training, but I never got around to going to the Tower itself. I don't know quite why that is, as history is incredibly interesting and of course, the Tower played a huge part in the life of London and shaped the history of the UK in many ways. The Tower is easily accessed from all areas of London, but by far the easiest way is to get to Tower Hill tube station, or get across from Tower Bridge. I would heartily suggest trying to pick a decent day to go to the tower (if that is possible in London!), because quite a large part of your visit will be outside and you will be ... Read the complete review
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