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Review of Tower of London

Tower of London
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Tower of London Entrance Ticket Including Crown Jewels and Beefeater Tour
Ranked #3 of 1,631 things to do in London
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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, and the Chapel of St. John and the Royal Armories.
Asheville, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Must See”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

The tower sits on the bank of the Thames and allows for great views of Tower Bridge and the London skyline, including "The Shard." Upon entering we chose the wall-walk path that takes you along the perimeter of the fortress, allowing stops along the way with exhibits and fun facts about its 1000 year history. After this we visited The Crown Jewels in their new exhibit which opened in 2012. Due to the off-season, we were able to walk straight in and view the treasures, but apparently most of the year it stays very crowded. They had ropes and lines much like an amusement park that were not in use. The White Tower is the oldest building here and houses an interesting collection of armament with many exhibits. The "Bloody Tower" was somewhat disappointing and contained only 2 torture devices.

Visited February 2013
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london
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“Great part of history”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

Fun. great place to visit.no place like that. its big. nearly got lost. kind da scary. you see king Henry's bed. kinda scary too. looks nice from outside. the garden are big. crown jewel look good. my family loved it.it kinda freaked me out if i didn't look where i was going.

Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great English Pomp and Celebration”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

The Wife and I visited the Tower last week as we had a day off together and thought we would go somewhere we hadn't been before.

It was great to see the Crown Jewels however there was a twenty minute wait despite it being very cold, goodness knows what it is like in the Summer.

The torture chamber was small but interesting and the armoury was very large and well stocked.

Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“A must do visit”
Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

If you visit London is a must do visit!! We live in London but we have visit the London tower twice is a great historical monument to be visit!! We do recommend to take a guided tour! And you will be impressed with the history of England

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful sight”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

Had great time looking round Tower of London. The tower itself to me is what makes London such a massive tourist attraction. As you walk around it is very easy to imagine yourself transported back to the day when Anne Boleyn entered through traitors gate.
Little disappointed with Crown Jewels wasn't as many on display as I seem to remember when I was a child (although a very long time ago).

Visited February 2013
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