The Tower of London, just across the river from More London, is a renowned World Heritage Site and shows us how the past has shaped the present. As one of Britain’s most historic sites it has been a powerful fortress, armoury, royal palace, prison and even a zoo.
The ancient stones reverberate with dark secrets, priceless jewels glint in fortified vaults and pampered ravens strut the grounds. The Tower of London, founded by William the Conqueror in 1066-7, is one of the world’s most famous fortresses, and one of Britain’s most visited historic sites. Despite a grim reputation as a place of torture and death, there are so many more stories to betold about the Tower.
This powerful and enduring symbol of the Norman Conquest has been enjoyed as a royal palace, served as an armoury and for over 600 years even housed a menagerie! An intriguing cast of characters have played their part, including the dastardly jewel-thief Colonel Blood, tragic Lady Jane Grey and maverick zoo keeper Alfred Cops.
For further information: www.hrp.org.uk/TowerOfLondon
"With 13.5 acres on the River Thames, opposite a world heritage site, More London demonstrates a fantastic opportunity to create a new style of working community in Central London."