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Entry fee Tower of London

Entry fee Tower of London

January 7, 2017
Treat a loved one to a gift membership and make their year special and full of great days out! Membership to Historic Royal Palaces is the perfect gift to give because it will save the lucky recipient money every time they visit one of the six fantastic palaces. The membership…

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Tower of London Ice Rink tickets

Tower of London Ice Rink tickets

January 1, 2017
Winterville is turning on the magic this winter with our very own sparkling outdoor Ice Rink. Real ice is real nice and we have 600 square metres of it creating memorable magic moments for family, friends, colleagues and lovers (!) alike. TICKET PRICES Peak: Children (12…

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Who died in the Tower of London?

Who died in the Tower of London?

December 8, 2016
Executions by Beheading Death by beheading with the use of the axe could be a terrifying prospect. The executioners often took several blows before the head was finally severed. If the executioner axe was sharp and his aim was true, beheading was quick and relatively painless…

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Little ease Tower of London

Little ease Tower of London

November 4, 2016
In 1534, a man and woman hurried past a row of cottages on the outer grounds of the Tower of London. They had almost reached the gateway to Tower Hill and, not far beyond it, the city of London, when a group of yeomen warders on night watch appeared in their path. In response…

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Clock Tower of London

Clock Tower of London

October 25, 2016
If you’ve ever been to London, or even seen a picture of London, you’ve probably seen the giant clock tower at the corner of the Palace of Westminster. This tower is one of London’s major icons, ranking right up there with red double-decker buses, the London Eye, and Platform…

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Tower of London Shop online

Tower of London Shop online

October 13, 2016
Gina George joined Historic Royal Palaces as Retail Director in December 2008 with responsibility for all areas of retail activity, covering the onsite palace shops, online sales via our website, and corporate gifts. This generates vital income for Historic Royal Palaces…

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Tower of London Entrance Gate

Tower of London Entrance Gate

September 9, 2016
Every night, for about 700 years, the Yeoman Warders, often called Beefeaters, have performed a gate-closing ritual known as the Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London. At exactly 21.52 the Chief Yeoman Warder of the Tower comes out of the Byward Tower, dressed in red…

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Dinner at the Tower of London

Dinner at the Tower of London

August 28, 2016
The Martin Tower, one of 21 in the Tower of London complex, had been home of the Crown Jewels for just two years when Colonel Blood befriended the Deputy Keeper of the Jewels, Talbot Edwards. Blood had masqueraded as a clergyman to gain Edwards trust, before persuading…

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Tower of London Ceremony of the Keys

Tower of London Ceremony of the Keys

July 12, 2016
Ceremonies known as the Ceremony of the Keys are held in at least two locations in the United Kingdom: London, and Edinburgh, as well as Gibraltar. Probably the best known such ceremony is the one that takes place every night at the Tower of London, and has done so in some…

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OXO Tower Brasserie London

OXO Tower Brasserie London

May 27, 2016
The OXO Tower Restaurant offers a fine-dining experience in an intimate atmosphere. Enjoying an al fresco lunch on the garden terrace is a very special thing to do in the summer months. Yorkshire-born Head Chef Jeremy Bloor has been manning the stoves for over 10 years…

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Virtual tour Tower of London

Virtual tour Tower of London

May 19, 2016
The British Library, in collaboration with annual videogame festival GameCity and software company Crytek, launched the “Off The Map” competition in January, which “challenged videogame design students to turn historic maps and engravings from the British Library collections…

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Tower of London Crown Jewels

Tower of London Crown Jewels

April 29, 2016
Lower Thames Street has a coach station with pick-up and drop-off facilities as well as four coach parking bays. A parking charge applies. To find out about travelling to the Tower by road, river and public transport visit getting here > Group tours and guides Pre-booked…

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Tower of London Tours with the Beefeaters

Tower of London Tours with the Beefeaters

December 6, 2013
The Tower of London is old, very old. The central White Tower was built by William the Conqueror after his invasion of England in 1066. Since 1485, the iconic red and black-uniformed Beefeaters have been guarding the Tower. Also crucial to security are the ravens. Superstition…

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Tower of London prisoners

Tower of London prisoners

March 29, 2013
The Tower of London has served as everything from a royal residence to a zoo for exotic animals, but it remains best known as a fearsome prison and torture chamber. First constructed in the wake of the Norman Conquest in 1066, the Tower has held some of Great Britain’s most…

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Best time to Visit Tower of London

Best time to Visit Tower of London

December 20, 2015
One of the great things about living in London is easy access to all its amazing museums, galleries and other attractions — plus, of course many are free to enter. But what often puts us off from taking full advantage is the queues to get inside. And once inside, we still…

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