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Tower of London

The Tower of london has always been a popular attraction in London. In fact it has been fascinating visitors for over 300 years!

The tower itself was built in the reign of William the Conqueror and has been a prison, a place of execution and even a jewel house. It was through Traitors' Gate that prisoners would enter the Tower for the last time before facing their death. Tower Hill, found just outside the Tower, was once a popular place for executions- especially on a Sunday!

Today the Tower houses, among other things, the Crown Jewels and the Royal Armouries. Ravens circle the tour during the day and Yeoman Warders in Tudor regalia guard the Tower.

Bird's Eye View of the Tower of London & Surrounding Area:

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