The Beauchamp Tower Beauchamp Tower was built by Edward I somewhere in 1281 on the foundation dvubashennyh gate times of Henry III, guarding the land entrance to the castle moat. The tower was named in honor of Thomas Beecham, Earl of Warwick, concluded here Richard II, 1397 to With its spacious rooms and location close to Constable and his Deputy, who lived in the house at the site of the present Queen's House, Tower Beecham became a prison for especially high rank. For example, in times of Mary I on the throne ( ) are languishing in prison, John Dudley Duke Northamberlendsky his five sons, and in subsequent years, the tower is not empty.
Bell Tower Bell Tower stands on the corner of Mint and Water Lane and is the second oldest tower of the fortress (after the White Tower). Bell Tower and part of the wall to the Bloody Tower was built in the 1190h's, when they stood at the river's edge. With banks of the Thames (in a small fenced building near the tower) seen the original base Bell Tower. The form of the tower suggests that the tower was built in two stages. On the rectangular lower structure was added throughout the upper floor. Evening Bells (for extinguishing the light and fire) is heard here for the past 500 years, although the present bell was installed only in 1651 From the earliest times the history of the Tower Constable residence is located next to Bell Tower. In Tudor times, when the Deputy Constable's Tower was entrusted the protection of prisoners, The Bell Tower was the site of the conclusion of the most important people.
Tower Green Beauchamp Tower located in the southwest corner of the courtyard, which can be reached via Water Street. For 300 years there is a green courtyard, the southern and eastern part of which rests on a number of structures that have traditionally and are still living servants Tower. Tower Green- Place of many traditional ceremonies of the Tower, including public parades, swearing-in ceremony, the new yeoman guard and the ceremony of investiture of the new constable, which is conducted every five years by the appointment of a new Constable's Tower.
WhiteTower White Tower - the most ancient and impressive part of the fortress. Now here is a collection of the Royal Arsenal and exhibiting the history of the building and weapons and knight armor. White Tower was built by William the Conqueror ( ) within the existing fortifications. The exact date of commencement of construction is unknown, but traditionally it is considered that the construction of the White Tower began in 1078 It is also believed that the construction was carried out under the supervision of Gandalf, the Bishop of Rochester, the famous builder of castles and churches. Jewelry towers were made in the XVI century. At first, apparently, they were pyramidal. During the existence White Tower him throw out the numerous facilities. White Tower now has three floors and a basement, divided in half wall, passing from north pa south. South-eastern quarter of the building occupies a chapel and its service area.
Crown jewels Since the beginning of XIV century Tower of London - the location of the world- renowned British Royal Jewels stock. Visit the Royal jewels, still dress the Queen and members of her family - an important part of your tour of the Tower of London. This exhibition was made possible by the generosity of His Royal Highness Prince Jeffrey Bolkiah and the company De Beers.
Medieval Palace Tower of London was a fortress-residence of British kings and queens. House presented in the form in which they were during the reign of Edward I ( ). Inside you will meet tour guides in costume. There you can visit the exhibition on the restoration of the premises submitted.
West entrance and Water lane Passing through the West entrance. You get ideas about how to place protection of the Tower of the attacks. The Water Lane you will see Traitors' Gate, through which many famous prisoners entered the Tower for the last time.
Museum of the Royal Rifles Since its inception and to this day the army is always present in the Tower. Today we opened the Museum of the Royal Rifles. (Since this is a separate museum, the entrance fee it charged separately).
The Tower Ravens Ravens - one of the most famous sights of the Tower of London. Legend has it that Charles II warned that if the ravens leave the Tower, the British monarchy will fall, and so he ordered to remain in the Tower has always been a small number of crows.
Tower guards Tower guards is present in the Tower since the XIV century. Today, they are not only an integral part of traditional ceremonies, but also tourist guides Tower. Main tour tells the story of the Tower, including imprisonment, torture and intrigue.