Tower of London
The Tower of London
The Tower of London is a
UNESCO World Heritage Site and comes with
the more formal name
Her Majesty's Royal Palace
and Fortress. It is located on the north
bank of River Thames, within the
London Borough of Tower
Hamlets. It was built in 1078 by William the
Conqueror and was made to
a fortress, palace and
prison, serving as place for toruture and
execution of criminals.
For those who want to visit the Tower of
London, it has the Tower Hill as the nearest
London Underground station, Tower Gateway as
the nearest Docklands Light railway station
and Fenchurch Street as the nearest London
The Tower of London is composed of the main
White Tower situated in the center, the
the Inner Ward with thirteen
towers and the Outer Ward with five towers
facing the river. The tower is also
encircled with a ditch that leads to the
Lion Tower. A group of tour guides called
the Yeoman Warders or Beefeaters provide
security to the tower.
The Tower of London has the reputation of
being the most haunted building in England.
of ghosts included that of
beheaded Queen Anne Bolyen, Henry VI,
Margaret Pole and Jane Grey.
In fact, a horror film
entitled Tower of London (1962) was made to
denote the haunted nature of
the historical structure.