Anybody who had gone on a Euro Trip would tell you that the Tower of London is at par with Big Ben. The Tower of London has existed for more than 1,000 years. It had seen the different cultures of London grow and be destroyed by countless conflicts and promises of peace. The gigantic tower is enigmatic from afar, but why is it so special?
Tourists coming to London could use the Bus routes of 15, 42, 78, 100 and RV1 to bring them along the Tower’s walls. However, anybody touring with a group will definitely have the “City of London tour” on their schedules. The tower is normally the last stop for these planned tours.
Once you get inside, the tour guides will tell you about the history of the Tower
It was originally built by William the Conqueror in 1078 and it served as a royal residence, the royal mint, a prizon, a zoo and an armory to the kingdom. However, its main function was to make sure the royalties are safe from any insurgency or enemy attack at any time. Reaching for the skies, it had defended royalties and held Royal Coronation Processions.
It had also been the site where the sons of King Edward IV had been murdered at the command of their Uncle King Richard III.
The Tower of London has these parts and more to see
The White Tower is where Shakespeare’s Richard III had a scene. The White Tower also has an 11th century chapel that is completely preserved and also has a great exhibition of antique suits of armor and arms made over 300 years old.
The Crown Jewels are on display at the Jewel House in the Tower of London. The Royal Families of London had kept these crown jewels since the 11th century and moved their riches in to the tower by the 14th century. They are still used in Royal ceremonies and events that concern the British Royal Family.
The Bedchamber of King Edward I shows a life-sized diorama of how British Kings and Queens had lived. It also features a recreation of a 13th century palace owned by King Henry III, where tourists could see the comforts of medieval luxury.
In The Royal Mint, tourists could see the classic coins and artifacts produced in the mint. The Royal Mint is not without its stories of crime, thievery and ransom.
The Tower Green is infamous worldwide because it has been the common execution site for criminals and anybody who lost their lives within the Tower’s walls. The Countess of Salisbury Margaret Pole was the most infamous person to have been executed in Tower Green because of her old age, and the number of times the executioner missed her head to finally end her life.