Many Londoners have never been to the Tower, a great shame, as this historic site is incredibly atmospheric - a must-see for any trip to London. Allow a whole day for the full Tower of London experience; a mixture of horrible histories and awe-inspiring Royal gems. Unless you are very knowledgeable about Medieval and Tudor history, it's recommended to take one of the tours led by the supremely entertaining Beefeaters in their distinctive uniforms. Inside the towers you can still read the 15th Century graffiti made by prisoners, visit the Royal apartments and the actual spot where Anne Boleyn, Lady Jane Grey and others lost their heads. You are bound to gape at the size of Henry VIII's armour and the sheer extravagance of the Crown Jewels.
Getting to the Tower of London
Tower Hill is the nearest tube station, only 5 minutes away and on the District and Circle lines, also with links to the DLR. If travelling by train, the Tower is only a 15 minute walk from London Bridge Station. Coming by boat, the river taxis and catamarans both dock at the Tower Pier, taking you to Charing Cross and Greenwich.
Accommodation near the Tower of London
The Tower is close to London's renovated Docklands areas and a short distance to Whitechapel and east London, meaning there is a wide choice of different types of accommodation near Tower of London. Anyone who fancies living it up with a river view should take a look at our riverside holiday apartments, in reach of the Tower of London, but in fantastic locations in their own right. St Katherine's Dock, just east of the Tower is excellent, popular with locals and tourists alike. Historic Wapping, two tube stops or a 15 minute walk away, is recommended for both families and couples, with its friendly pubs and airy warehouse conversions. We have hundreds of excellent apartments and houses available to make your trip to London special - take a look.