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Guide to visit the Tower of London

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This guide to visit the Tower of London It will help you to know one of the places with more history and essentials of the city, which we are sure, will not disappoint you.

Surrounded by a moat and located on the bank of the Thames, this castle was built by William the Conqueror in 1078 to defend London from enemy invasions in addition to controlling river traffic.
In addition, although this was not its purpose at first, this tower was used for centuries as a prison or repression measure against those who offended the crown being among its walls executed several famous people of the time such as Queen consort Ana Bolena, wife of Henry VIII.
Over the years this complex was also used as a refuge for the royal family and armory, to finally become a medieval castle and one of the London's most visited tourist attractions.

Based on the two visits we have made to this historic castle, the last one during our month-long trip to London, we show you what are for us the best ways to visit the Tower of London, how to get there, prices, schedules and how to book tickets.

How to arrive and schedules

The best way to get to the Tower of London, located very close to the famous Tower Bridge, is to take the yellow line (Circle) or the green (District) subway and get off at the Tower Hill stop, located next to the tower .
If you do not want to use the fast London underground you can take bus lines 8, 9, 11, 15, 25, 133, 501, 15B and 22B.
Visiting times for the Tower of London are from Tuesday to Saturday from 9 am to 5:30 pm during the months of March to October and from 9 am to 4 pm, the rest of the year. Sundays and Mondays always open at 10am. The last admission is half an hour before closing.


Tickets to the Tower of London

Tickets to the Tower of London, declared Unesco Heritage in 1988, can be purchased directly at the box office or online in advance.
He price of the Tower of London, if you buy the ticket at the box office, it is about 28 euros (depending on the change) and generally, you should queue, especially if it is a weekend or high season.
In case you want to save time, a good option is to book this ticket in advance with which you will only have to make a small queue at the access to the tower, avoiding the ticket office.
On our last trip to the city we entered the tower showing the London Pass, a tourist card that includes this entrance and the other 80 other attractions such as the London Bridge, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, the tourist bus , The Shard viewpoint and the Thames cruise.
For more information about this card you can consult this London Pass post.

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