Another Historical place in London that I'm going to show you. As you know that London have so many historical places and one of them is The Tower of London. The Tower of London is located at St Katharine's & Wapping, London, near the Tower Bridge. The nearest tube stop is Tower Bridge or the London Bridge train station. Also, you can take Hop On, Hop Off bus tour, which stops at the Tower of London.
The Tower of London is the most important set of buildings in London. Moreover, this building is the most visited of the city's many tourist attractions and already listed on UNESCO World Heritage Site as a stronghold as well as a royal palace, a prison and place of execution, a royal mint and treasure vault, and an observatory.
This tower built by William the Conqueror to protect London and to keep an eye on the city's citizens, as awell as boat traffic on the River Thames, the original Tower, known as the White Tower, was built in 1078.
The Tower of London covering some 18 acres and consist of the Outer Ward, surrounded by a wall with six tower and two bastions and the inner Ward with its 13 towers. The tower was long a place of confinement, among its many prisoners King David II of Scotland, Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth I), Sir Walter Raleigh and William Penn.
Many famous people were also execute or murdered within its wall, including Henry VI and his two wives. The last executions carried out in the tower took place during World War II, when a Number of spices were shot here. No wonder that ghosts are reputed to haunt its ramparts and dungeons.
Beside the white tower, you can also visit home of the Crown Jewels which consist of jewels which made of pure gold and still used in the crowning of British sovereigns, as well as the Imperial State Crown set with more than 2800 diamonds and other precious stoners. Other parts than you can see in this tower are The Roral Mint, The Midieval Palace, The Bloody Tower, The Other Tower and Tower Green.
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