The ultimate Tower of London visit: Everything you need to know

The Tower of London is one of the icons of the British capital. Still standing proudly on the banks of the River Thames, the Tower dates back to the 11th century and has been a bastion of the nation since the first stone was laid. But what is it like visiting the Tower of London, and why should you include it on your visit to the city?

Jill at Reading the Book Travel

Jill at Reading the Book Travel

I’m Jill, and I’m a British blogger who has been travelling for more than 15 years, visiting over 60 countries on 6 continents. I love to travel both solo and with groups, and to discover the cultures and peoples of the countries I visit. And I love to share a good story or two along the way!

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