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Tower Of London is more than 900 years old built by William the Conqueror in 1070. It was a prison and a place from where few people got out alive.

Tower Of London was built on the north bank of the river Thames very close to where Tower Bridge is today. It has more than 20 towers.
The White tower was finished in 1097 and was the tallest building in London at the time. It is 30 meters high. (90 ft).

The Tower green was where aristocratic prisoners were executed away from the crowds. Two of Henry VIIIís six wives were executed there.

The Beauchamp Tower is where high-ranking prisoners were held with their servants.

Medieval Palace was created in 1220 by Henry III. His son Edward I added Traitorsí gate from where prisoners entered the Tower by boat.

Inside the Tower are kept the Crown Jewels. They are impossible to price because they have historic and religious importance. Most of them date from 1661 when a new set was made for the coronation of Charles II. 10 crowns are on display at the tower. The Imperial State crown contains more than 2800 diamonds, 273 pearls and other gems and the queen wears it frequently. The crown was made for George VI in 1937. Other jewels in the collection include The Sovereignís ring, the Plate collection, The Sceptre with the cross, The Orb.
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Where is Tower Of London: Tower Hill EC3

How to get to Tower Of London: Subway - District, Circle lines to Tower Hill station.

Opening Hours: 1 March - 31 October, Mon-Sat 09.00-18.00,Sun 10.00-18.00;
1 November - end of February, Mon-Sat 09.00-17.00, Sun 10.00-17.00.
Tower Of London Medieval Palace

Tower Of London Main Entrance
Tower Of London Main Entrance

Tower Of London Main Entrance
Tower Of London Main Entrance

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Tower Of London view from the south bank of river Thames

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Amorie van Straaten says:
I got a great thrill to see that big diamond from my home land, South Africa! And all Queen Voctoria's jewels. My word, heaven must be something if there are such wonderful sights on earth!