Monday, 6 June 2016

Tower Of London Review

On any given day, the Tower of London is filled with tourists from all over the world. The mini-city is composed of 20 towers that are filled with treasures and heraldry. The walls of the towers display the lives of dukes, lords, princes, and other royalties who once walked the halls of the towers. The Tower is one of the most popular, and queues are long. You can avoid the lines by purchasing a ticket in advance through the Internet, phone or from the automatic kiosks found on Tower Hill.

In case you are wondering on what to do in London, you can head to the visitor center of the Tower of London. They will provide you with information about the Tower. If you are thinking of exploring the premises, then you will need to have at least three hours. You also need to add more time if you want to stroll along the battlements and enjoy the wonderful view.

The Crown Jewels are worth lining up for. Other attractions of the Tower of London include Bloody Tower, Medieval Palace, and the White Tower. is definitely one of the London attractions that you should visit. It reminds visitors of its past that include being a barracks, palace, archive, Royal Menagerie, mint for producing coins, and an armory. It also has a dark past and was once used as a place of torture, imprisonment, and execution.

The Crown Jewels and other famous exhibits are found in the Waterloo Barracks. This is one of the most popular spots of the Tower of London. The Crown Jewels used to be stored in Martin Tower, which is now the home of an exhibit that shows the history of royal headwear, as well as more than 10,000 uncut and cut diamonds. 

The White Tower is the oldest part of the William the Conqueror ordered its construction in 1078. Then Henry III had it whitewashed, which is how it got its name. Inside the tower, you will find the Royal Armory, which is a collection of various armors and weapons. The armory is the second most popular feature of the Tower and features custom suits of armors made for kings. There are also various swords, morning stars, and halberds on display.

The Tower of London is one of the London attractions that provide free tours. The Yeoman Warders, or commonly known as the Beefeaters, provide the free torus throughout the Tower. They will tell tales of the Tower’s history, and introduce you to its famous residents – the six ravens on Tower Gardens. Legend has it that if the ravens leave the Tower, the monarchy will fall. There are tours every half hour, starting from 9:30 am until 3:30 pm in summer or 2:30 pm in winter.
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