White Tower
White Tower
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Neighbourhood: City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighbourhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
How to get there
  • Tower Hill • 3 min walk
  • Tower Gateway • 4 min walk
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
PROS
* Amazing historical building constructed in the year 1068
* The architectural centerpiece and main symbol of the entire Tower of London
* Incredible and stunning museum displays of historical British royalty stuff and tools and implements of medieval warfare

CONS
So much stuff is displayed in there that it can get crowded

"I VISITED THIS PLACE"...
... because it is the central building of the Tower of London complex.

I was thrilled with being inside such an outstanding and incredibly intact structure that was built almost one thousand years ago.

The exhibits were wonderful and stunning and mesmerizing. I loved all of it on all of the floors.

I loved going down the winding four flights of stairs, and I have many videos of it

Of course I had booked this Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Sky Garden and a play at the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre all in one day, so I was moving fast and didn't have time to savor and enjoy the absolute treasures that are displayed here.

WAS IT WORTH THE COST?
Going to the Tower of London once for almost 30GBP was worth it- once

WOULD "I VISIT THIS PLACE" AGAIN?
For that cost? Maybe yes/maybe no/maybe so

ADVICE
* Be sure to budget a good amount of time to peruse all that is displayed here
* Be sure to go to the top and then all the way down on one of the spiral staircases

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Written 26 February 2024
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Mikewinburn
New York City, NY81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Stopped in Sep 11th 2023 for a visit with family and friends on a tour.

There was plenty to see, interactive stations as was as non-interactive stations.

The grounds were well kept and soldiers on duty were kind to stand for pictures.

Well worth the price of admission for us.
Written 25 September 2023
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AlexanderD
Jackson, NJ5,612 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
This is the inner keep in the Tower of London complex. We had a great time wandering the many floors of this Medieval structure where so much history has taken place. The arms and armor exhibits were amazing, but for me climbing spiral staircases from the Middle Ages was itself a worthy experience. Just to be in an old building like this is special.
Written 17 August 2023
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Ty Smith
Houston, TX30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
This is an essential piece to British history and joy to witness. Barney our Tour guide is the best!
Written 2 July 2023
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Ivy
Kyle, TX7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
A tower from Norman time still standing. Visitors to this tower treated as pedants from that time from security who think of themselves as lords from that time.
Written 11 June 2023
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL21,755 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
The White Tower is the oldest part of the Tower of London and the Norman palace started by William the Conqueror. It looks just like the inner tower of Dover Castle which is another great Norman castle.

Inside you will see an armory exhibit as well as some exhibits for children. You will also see a great stone Norman chapel that is one of the best parts of the tower. If you come to the Tower of London, you need to be sure to see the White Tower.
Written 27 May 2023
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TWMIM
Horsham, UK598 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
This massive keep is the oldest and visually most impressive part of the Tower of London complex.
I have visited this place many times over the years and the exhibitions on display have always been interesting.
Many people visit the Tower of London primarily to see the Crown Jewels but the White Tower is just as fascinating.
The displays of Royal Armouries here are worth the visit alone but there is so much more on the various levels.
This keep is nearly 1000 years old and there are no lifts here but plenty of stairs, so bear this in mind.
Written 21 March 2023
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN5,041 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
The original building at the Tower constructed 1000 years ago by the Normans under the guidance of William the Conqueror. That alone makes this an amazing sight to see. However, inside is where you will find an incredible collection of medieval armor and weaponry including the armor worn by Henry VIII and other legends of English history. A visit to the White Tower is included in your visit to the Tower but can be explored after you have seen the Crown Jewels and taken a tour with a beefeater.
Written 11 February 2023
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA15,056 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This is the Iconic image of the Tower of London. We spent the most time in this tower, and I found the Armories to be very interesting, with excellent signage. The collection of armor is extensive.
Written 30 September 2022
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DoozeUK
Leicestershire, UK1,148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
If you visit the Tower of London, a visit to the White Tower is a must.

There is so much history in the building and if you are into armour then this is a must, with Henry VIII’s armour on view.

Be aware there are a lot of steps so you need to be quite mobile!
Written 21 August 2022
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