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London - Places of Interest

Tower of London

HM Tower of London has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

One of the most famous castle keeps in the world, it was built to awe, subdue and terrify Londoners and to deter foreign invaders. It’s now an iconic symbol of London and Britain and one of the world’s premier tourist attractions.

Crown Jewels

Our nation's regalia is held in the most visible vault in the world.

Thousands of glittering gem stones and yards of silver gilt create a priceless display of royal ornament.

Each can tell tales of intrigue, power and majesty across the ages.

The Maundy Dish and Imperial State Crown are still part of the annual traditions of monarchy, come on the right day and you'll see our own tradition - placing the ‘in use' sign on a velvet cushion in the relevant case.

Beefeater Tours

Share the secrets of one thousand years of royal gossip with a body of Beefeaters (proper name ‘Yeoman Warder' but who remembers that?) that has guarded this fortress for centuries.

Take one of their tours and you'll be amazed and appalled by tales that have been passed down for generations.

Pain and passion, treachery and torture, all delivered with a smile and swagger.

The White Tower

The White Tower was the original Tower of London. Begun by William the Conqueror around 1080, it would have made a safe and impressive home for the newly crowned Norman invader. It is still home to original armours worn by Henry VIII and Charles I and a scary collection of historical weapons and torture instruments.

For those seeking a less gory side of its life, there is the beautifully preserved 11th century Chapel of St John the Evangelist to explore.

Prisoners of the Tower

Despite its reputation there are no dungeons at the Tower of London and its doubtful there ever really were. The Tower was rather more exclusive than that, with prisoners from the higher levels of society entitled to be held here.

Come and see what life was like imprisoned in the Bloody or Beauchamp Towers. Experience the sights, sounds and inscriptions left from incarceration five hundred years ago.

The London Eye

The height of the London Eye is 135m (equivalent to 64 red telephone boxes piled on top of each other) making it the fourth tallest structure in London.

Experience breathtaking views from the luxury of your own three Private Capsules.

For added enjoyment we suggest two rotations while you are served Champagne and Canapés.

Windsor Castle

Over 900 years ago William the Conqueror, with the help of his victorious armies, commenced construction of the castle at Windsor in 1070.

The site was chosen with great care; high above the river Thames on the edge of the Saxon hunting grounds.

The castle was a day's march from London, and guarded the western approaches.

Windsor Castle has since been inhabited continuously by Britain's Royal Family. The Castle is widely said to be the largest and oldest castle in the world.

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