Tower of London Architecture, Building

Tower of London, Architecture, Building, Image, Date, Location, Contact, Photo

Tower of London Architecture

Key Historic Building in London, England, UK: Information + Images

page updated 2 Jul 2014

Tower of London

Location: Tower Hill, central / east London

Date: 1078

Address: Tower Hill, London EC3N 4AB

Contact: 0844 482 7777

Tower of London Tower of London Building
photos © Nick Weall

Medieval castle containing the Crown Jewels

Early-Norman chapel in the White Tower

Tower of London
photo © Adrian Welch, Jun 2007

Nearest Tube station : Tower Hill

Contact the Tower of London : 020 7709 0765

Architectural style: Gothic Revival architecture

Aerial photograph looking southeast:
Tower of London Photo
photo © webbaviation

Height of this historic English building: 27 m

This building on the River Thames has played a prominent role in English history. It was besieged several times and controlling it has been important to controlling the country. The Tower has served variously as an armoury, a treasury, a menagerie, the home of the Royal Mint, a public records office, and the home of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom. From the early 14th century until the reign of Charles II, a procession would be led from the Tower to Westminster Abbey on the coronation of a monarch. In the absence of the monarch, the Constable of the Tower is in charge of the castle. This was a powerful and trusted position in the medieval period. In the late 15th century the castle was the prison of the Princes in the Tower. Under the Tudors, the Tower became used less as a royal residence, and despite attempts to refortify and repair the castle its defences lagged behind developments to deal with artillery.
Source: wikipedia

Location:Tower of London, Tower Hill, London EC3N 4AB