Tower of London

Tower of london
Tower of london


Tower of london


Tower of london



The Tower of London


The Tower of London is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and comes with the more formal name

Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress. It is located on the north bank of River Thames, within the

London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It was built in 1078 by William the Conqueror and was made to

a fortress, palace and prison, serving as place for toruture and execution of criminals.

For those who want to visit the Tower of London, it has the Tower Hill as the nearest London Underground station, Tower Gateway as the nearest Docklands Light railway station and Fenchurch Street as the nearest London Overground station.

The Tower of London is composed of the main White Tower situated in the center, the inmost ward,

the Inner Ward with thirteen towers and the Outer Ward with five towers facing the river. The tower is also encircled with a ditch that leads to the Lion Tower. A group of tour guides called the Yeoman Warders or Beefeaters provide security to the tower.

The Tower of London has the reputation of being the most haunted building in England. Rumors

of ghosts included that of beheaded Queen Anne Bolyen, Henry VI, Margaret Pole and Jane Grey.

In fact, a horror film entitled Tower of London (1962) was made to denote the haunted nature of

the historical structure.