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Area (sq km): 130,410
Population: 60,776,238
Nationality: English
Local Name: England
Language: English,
Time Zone: GMT
Currency: 1 pound = 100 pence
Rate: www.xe.com
Capital: London
Dialling Code: +44
Electricity: 240V/50Hz
Internet Code: .uk
Religion: Anglican,
Roman Catholic,
Climate: Maritime
Government: Constitutional Monarchy
GDP: $1.93 trillion
Unemployment: 2.9%
Inoculations: None
Driving: Left
Int'l License: Not Required
Banking: M-F 9.00-17.30
Major Airports: Birmingham(BHX),

Tower of London and London apartments

The mere name Tower of London brings to the mind a multitude of historic facts related to kings and queens, famous prisoners, intrigue, treason and treasures. Who hasn’t heard of Henry VIII, or Elizabeth I, Anne Boleyn or Thomas Moore? And let's not forget the Crown Jewels. These treasures and more are conveniently within reach of posh London apartments.

Tower of London pictures
Tower of London pictures

Tower of London

The Tower of London has served as home to British monarchs, as seat of the British government, as home to the Crown Jewels and as an infamous prison were prisoners were tortured and executed. This magnificent building is located on the River Thames in central London, right beside the beautiful Tower Bridge. Take the opportunity to explore the legendary Tower of London when you stay in London apartments or English country cottages.

Beefeaters and Ravens in the Tower of London

The Beefeaters and the ravens in the Tower of London are very important features of its history. Yeoman wards or Beefeaters have been the appointed guards of the Tower of London since 1485, although nowadays, they are more like tour guides.

The ravens have also been in the grounds of the Tower of London for centuries. A legend says that if the ravens leave the Tower, the British Empire would fall. So, to avoid any possibility of them doing so, they have their wings clipped! Don’t forget to take lots of photos!

The Crown Jewels

Besides getting more acquainted with interesting and sometimes bloody events that took place in the Tower of London, the visitor will be astonished by the splendour of the magnificent Crown Jewels, displayed in the Jewel House in the Tower of London. The Crown Jewels are a collection of precious gems encrusted in various royal crowns, sceptres, swords and jewellery.

Some of the more outstanding pieces are the Coronation Crown, the Royal Sceptre, the Black Prince’s Ruby, the Great Star of Africa and the St. Edwards Sapphire. When you rent London apartments please don't miss a visit to the Tower of London and its Crown Jewels.

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