The White Tower is the oldest structure within the Tower of London.  White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name, was built by William the Conqueror in 1078, and was a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted upon London by the new ruling elite.

The White Tower is the oldest structure within the Tower of London. White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name, was built by William the Conqueror in 1078, and was a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted upon London by the new ruling elite.

Traitors Gate, Tower of London, where prisoners were taken into custody, including Princess Elizabeth.

Traitors Gate, Tower of London, where prisoners were taken into custody, including Princess Elizabeth.

St. John's Chapel, Tower of London (Norman--11th C.)

Facts About the Tower of London (with Photos)

This summer, the Tower Of London was surrounded by a sea of crimson. The installation, conceived by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, commemorated each and every British or Commonwealth fatality from World War 1 by planting 888,246 red ceramic poppies in a flowing sea spilling out and surrounding The Tower of London

This summer, the Tower Of London was surrounded by a sea of crimson. The installation, conceived by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, commemorated each and every British or Commonwealth fatality from World War 1 by planting 888,246 red ceramic poppies in a flowing sea spilling out and surrounding The Tower of London

Tower of London - Traitor's Gate where all prisoners of importance entered the Tower.

Tower of London - Traitor's Gate where all prisoners of importance entered the Tower.

Graffiti at the Tower of London.  Hipster English prisoners, Defaming walls in Latin since before you were born.

Graffiti at the Tower of London. Hipster English prisoners, Defaming walls in Latin since before you were born.

Volunteers plant 888,246 poppies at the Tower of London to remember the war dead via @MPSinthesky

Volunteers plant 888,246 poppies at the Tower of London to remember the war dead via @MPSinthesky

The first ceramic poppy was planted in July and the final one will be added on 11 November. By then, 888,246 poppies will fill the moat, each one representing a British or colonial death during the conflict.

In pictures: The poppies at the Tower of London

The first ceramic poppy was planted in July and the final one will be added on 11 November. By then, 888,246 poppies will fill the moat, each one representing a British or colonial death during the conflict.

Ravenmaster with one of his six charges at the Tower of London.

Fearn: Alder

Tower of London, The Tower of London is a 'must see' attraction in London.  The guided tour gives a great insight into the fascinating history of this site.  There is an entry fee to get in. It is probably one of two sites (the other being Westminster Abbey) that  first time travellers to London shouldn't miss.

Tower of London, The Tower of London is a 'must see' attraction in London. The guided tour gives a great insight into the fascinating history of this site. There is an entry fee to get in. It is probably one of two sites (the other being Westminster Abbey) that first time travellers to London shouldn't miss.

Tower of London, Raven. Eight ravens are kept at the Tower of London. Their wings are clipped so they can't fly away.  Legend has it that failing to have Ravens reside at the Tower will cause it to crumble and a terrible disaster shall befall England.

Tower of London, Raven. Eight ravens are kept at the Tower of London. Their wings are clipped so they can't fly away. Legend has it that failing to have Ravens reside at the Tower will cause it to crumble and a terrible disaster shall befall England.

The Roman wall at Tower Hill road where it crosses the underpass to the Tower of London beyond

The Roman wall at Tower Hill road where it crosses the underpass to the Tower of London beyond

King Henry VIII and his six wives - love, marriage, and children

King Henry VIII and His Six Wives—Love, Marriage, and Children

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