Tower of London
The Tower of London is one of England’s most iconic structures and a typical example of Norman military architecture. For over 900 years it has dominated the City of London and is still one of the capital’s most prominent landmarks, as well as a world-famous visitor attraction. William the Conqueror built the White Tower in the 1070s to act as both fortress and gateway to the capital, sitting it strategically on the River Thames.
It is now the most complete example of an 11th century fortress palace remaining in Europe. The Tower of London has represented a symbol of royal power ever since and has been the setting for key historical events in European history, including the executions of three English queens.