Tower of London
A must for any visit to London — the crown jewels, the execution site, beefeaters, ghosts and the medieval palace await you! The Tower's origins go right back to the 11th century when William the Conqueror arrived in England. Over the years the Tower has housed princes and prisoners, soldiers and spies, and of course the ravens who live there still.
Marvel at the richness of the crown jewels! The crown with which our Queen was crowned, the sceptre with the largest cut diamond in the world, the Koh-I-Noor, a diamond with a fascinating curse!
Explore the medieval palace, arranged as it would have been in the time of Edward the First (you may know him as the king in the film Braveheart!)
Visit the Bloody Tower from where the Princes in the Tower disappeared and where Sir Walter Raleigh was held prisoner.
See the execution site where two wives of Henry the Eighth lost their heads.
Climb the stairs to the White Tower where you will see the ancient Chapel of St. John and the armoury, including armour that belonged to Henry the Eighth and Charles the First.
We will tell you stories of ghosts and escapes, of Colonel Blood who tried to steal the Crown Jewels, of a murdered king, and a bloody execution.