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Rising impressively from the north bank of the River Thames, the Tower of London is an ancient symbol of power and penalty in the city. Dating back to William the Conqueror, the Tower has been many things through the years – from defensive castle to imposing prison and much more besides.
Today the Tower is a must-see for tourists, not just because it’s an amazing sight, but also because it houses the Crown Jewels – the treasure of the British Monarchy – which visitors can view in the Waterloo Block all year round. So if you fancy seeing 23,578 gemstones and the Queen’s crowns up close, be sure to make the trip.
Don’t miss the distinctively dressed ‘Beefeaters’, the guards that patrol the tower, and keep an eye out for the Ravens of the Tower, a group of captive ravens which live there. Traditional mythology claims that “if the Tower of London ravens are lost or fly away, the Crown will fall and Britain with it”.