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Tower of London

Tower Hill | Tower Hill tube, London EC3N 4AB, England
+44 870 756 6060
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Ranked #47 of 1,136 Attractions in London
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Ice skating
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: One of London's most famous landmarks, the historic Tower houses the Crown Jewels, the prison cell of Sir Walter Raleigh, known as the Bloody Tower,... more » Owner description: One of London's most famous landmarks, the historic Tower houses the Crown Jewels, the prison cell of Sir Walter Raleigh, known as the Bloody Tower, and the Chapel of St. John and the Royal Armories. « less
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Memphis, Tennessee
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

I had hoped it would have more history involved. Although some of the exhibits were wonderful, I was disappointed with the dungeon area with the tools of torture with the recorded sounds, etc. The place is historic and beautiful but I do wish it had more of a historical rather than theme park feel to it. The view of the... More

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Littleborough, United Kingdom
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57 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We had a thoroughly enjoyable five hours here and saw everything except the Crown Jewels. Having seen them on a previous visit we decided not to join the long queue. We joined a free one hour Warden tour which was informative and entertaining. We then visited the other individual exhibits in our own time. The site information was better than... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

I went to the tower just to see the poppies I was not disappointed The display is absolutely magnificent and well worth a trip just to see it It was very very busy but the number of people viewing the poppies only added to the enormity of the art work It was very moving. We didn't go into the tower... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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318 helpful votes 318 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This is a must see. The tribute to the fallen is quite a fantastic display and very moving. After the Armistice Day celebrations, they will disappear... so don't miss them now!

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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Wherever you are in the world you should travel to London just to see this amazing sight. Over 880,000 blood-red ceramic poppies have been planted by volunteers to commemorate WW1 and the sacrifices made by the troops of Britain and the Commonwealth. The whole site is a wonderful place to visit anyway, with the Crown Jewels on display. The entrance... More

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Having visited the Tower many times over the years, i wanted to go to see the poppies and to pay my respect. The Sea of red is visually stunning! It really is a sobering thought as you stand and take it all in, so many lives lost! It really was the highlight on my weekend trip.

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leicestershire
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful site this is and as one person has pointed out it is free to view them. Big congratulations to the volunteers that spend their free time helping to plant them, which they were still doing on the 22nd Oct! It is a very moving site especially if you stand and contemplate that each one represents a person... More

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We didn't actually go into the Tower (that needs a whole day) but went to see the poppies in the moat. It was an incredible site; they were being 'planted' while we were watching, but are well on their way to reaching the target 888,246 poppies, one to celebrate every Commonwealth soldier who died in WW1. We walked right round... More

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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

If you are in London either as a tourist or live there, then you must visit this temporary display. 888,246 ceramic poppies representing Britains that gave their lives in the 1st World War. The number of poppies grows until Nov 11 when they will be removed and distributed to those who bought one for charity. If you visit at sunset... More

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Larkfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Went to see the Poppies. They are amazing, you need to see them to appreciate how lovely they look. Went to the Tower last year, really interesting place to go, lots of history.

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