Tower Of London
Established in 1066 by William the Conqueror, the Tower of London has been a tourist favourite since as early as the 1590s when guided tours started to began. The Tower has also ‘hosted’ many historical figures and significant events, such as Ann Boleyn, the wife of King Henry VIII who was held and later beheaded there. The Tower has also served as the Royal Menagerie, housing many exotic animals gifted to the monarch until 1835, when the animals were transferred to the London Zoo.
The Tower currently features many exciting exhibitions detailing the history of the Tower. The exhibitions are fun for all ages and are especially suitable for families to introduce older children to history. The Crown Jewels of the British Royal Family are also displayed here. Visitors should be aware that the exhibition is very popular and so, you may have to queue for quite some time.
Tickets to the Tower are available on-line and at the gate, prices and online booking services available here. After learning about the rich history of the Tower, visitors can take river cruises to relax and enjoy the view of the Thames, or take it to visit Greenwich and learn more about England’s maritime history.