TOWER OF LONDON
See the Crown Jewels, the ravens, Bloody Tower, Medieval Palace, battlements, the public outside areas of the Tower of London and magnificent armour displays in the White Tower, including Line of Kings.
When William the Conqueror built a mighty stone tower at the centre of his London fortress in the 1070s, defeated Londoners must have looked on in awe. Now nearly 1000 years later, the Tower still has the capacity to fascinate and horrify.
As protector of the Crown Jewels, home of the Yeomen Warders and its legendary guardians, the pampered ravens, the Tower now attracts over three million visitors a year. Here, the Ceremony of the Keys and other traditions live on, as do the ghost stories and terrible tales of torture and execution.
But the Tower also has a richer and more complex history, having been home to a wide array of institutions including the Royal Mint, the Royal Armouries and even a zoo.
Tower Family Ghost Trail – Solve a spooky mystery at the Tower this October Half-term 23-31 October
This Halloween, spirits of the Tower of London have been inadvertently released and are roaming the castle. Among them, an unknown force is hellbent on taking the Tower, threatening the Realm itself. The adage ‘Who has the Tower has the Power?’ has never been truer.
A team of Ghost Raiders are on site, but they urgently need your help to investigate spooky occurrences and defeat the spirit trying to capture the Tower.
Trumpets from Anne Boleyn’s coronation can be heard near her old apartments, tobacco has been smelt near Raleigh’s Walk, and something terrible is afoot in the Salt Tower. Never have so many hauntings taken place at one time, and it seems that the ghosts are trying to communicate the identity of one vengeful spirit.
Who does it belong to and can you stop them to protect the Tower of London?
Suitable 8 – 14 year olds and their families.
08 September to 03 October
Wednesday – Sunday: 10.00 – 16.30.
Last admission: 15.30 (14.00 slot), buildings within the Tower close at 16.30. Timeslots per day at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00. Last Yeoman Warder tour at 14:30.
Open Monday, 13 September for Constable’s Dues.
05 October to 22 October
Tuesday – Sunday: 10.00 – 16.30.
Last admission: 15.30 (14.00 slot), buildings within the Tower close at 16.30.