When a man is bored of London, they are bored of life never a truer statement has been made when considering the historical legacy marked by hundreds of tourist sites in and around London.
The earliest record of London is from the 2nd Century, c. 121, its Roman origins are clear from the original name of the city, Londinium. There are a few remaining historical Roman tourist sites, most notably the remainder of the London wall, remnants of the wall, including a bastion in Barbican can be found around the financial district of London – The City.
Towards the South West of the compound created by the London Wall youll find arguably Londons most famous historical site, the Tower of London.
The Tower of London is one of the most historic sites in London, built by William the Conqueror in 1078, overlooking the Thames on the North of the river, the building has seen nearly 1,000 years of English history. It should be on the top of the list for anyone interested in visiting historical sites. The Tower of London has played a part in every major British conflict in the past 1,000 years, including the Second World War, Rudolph Hess (Hitlers deputy) was held prisoner in the tower for 4 days. Henry VIII was the last monarch to use the Tower of London as an official residence.
How to get to the Tower of London
The nearest tube to the Tower is Tower Hill on the Circle & District lines, plus Tower Gateway on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
Tower of London Address
?Tower Hill, London EC3N 4AB?
Tower of London contact details
?0844 482 7777 ?· hrp.org.uk
Ticket prices, it costs £19.80 for an adult ticket
Henry VIII was also resident in another famous historical tourist site, Hampton Court, this very well preserved, Royal Palace was built in the early 16th century, as with many historical sites its been amended over the years, each monarch wanting to add their own personality or pander to contemporary designs, therefore the palace is an eclectic mixture of both classic Baroque and Tudor architectural styles.
Getting to Hampton Court
Hampton Court is about 10 miles from Charing Cross, overgroundntrains travel direct from Charing Cross regularly throughout the day.