Tower of London
Places of interest within 1 mile and to which this is the nearest place: Barclays Bank cashpoints (ATM machines) (2¾ furlongs away); HSBC cashpoints (ATM machines) (6¾ furlongs away); Lloyds Bank cashpoints (ATM machines) (5¾ furlongs away); Nationwide Building Society cashpoints (ATM machines) (3, nearest is 2¼ furlongs away); Natwest Bank cashpoints (ATM machines) (5 furlongs away); JD Weatherspoons Pubs (3¾ furlongs away)
|Millennium Bridge||7¾ furlongs|
|Southwark Bridge||6 furlongs|
|Cannon Street Railway Bridge||5¼ furlongs|
|London Bridge||3¾ furlongs|
|HMS Belfast||1¼ furlongs|
|Tower of London|
|Tower Bridge||¾ furlongs|
|St Katharine Docks||1¾ furlongs|
|Thames - Neckinger Junction||3¼ furlongs|
|Wapping Old Stairs||7 furlongs|
|Canada and Surrey Water||1 mile, 3¼ furlongs|
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Nearest water pointTravel to Limehouse Basin Entrance, then on the Grand Union Canal (Regent's Canal) to Limehouse Basin
Nearest rubbish disposal
Nearest chemical toilet disposalTravel to Limehouse Basin Entrance, then on the Grand Union Canal (Regent's Canal) to Limehouse Basin Travel to Limehouse Basin Entrance, then on the Grand Union Canal (Regent's Canal) to Victoria Park Services Travel to Limehouse Basin Entrance, then on the Grand Union Canal (Regent's Canal) to Limehouse Basin, then on the Lee and Stort Navigation (Limehouse Cut) to Head of Bow Locks, then on the Lee and Stort Navigation (River Lee: commercial section) to Old Ford Lock No 19
Nearest place to turnTravel to Limehouse Basin Entrance, then on the Grand Union Canal (Regent's Canal) to Limehouse Basin
Nearest self-operated pump-outTravel to Limehouse Basin Entrance, then on the Grand Union Canal (Regent's Canal) to Limehouse Basin
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Wikipedia has a page about Tower of London
The Tower of London, officially Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. It lies within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, separated from the eastern edge of the square mile of the City of London by the open space known as Tower Hill. It was founded towards the end of 1066 as part of the Norman Conquest of England. The White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name, was built by William the Conqueror in 1078 and was a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted upon London by the new ruling elite. The castle was used as a prison from 1100 (Ranulf Flambard) until 1952 (Kray twins), although that was not its primary purpose. A grand palace early in its history, it served as a royal residence. As a whole, the Tower is a complex of several buildings set within two concentric rings of defensive walls and a moat. There were several phases of expansion, mainly under Kings Richard I, Henry III, and Edward I in the 12th and 13th centuries. The general layout established by the late 13th century remains despite later activity on the site.
The Tower of London 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 record office, and the home of the Crown Jewels of England. 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.
The peak period of the castle's use as a prison was the 16th and 17th centuries, when many figures who had fallen into disgrace, such as Elizabeth I before she became queen, Sir Walter Raleigh, and Elizabeth Throckmorton, were held within its walls. This use has led to the phrase "sent to the Tower". Despite its enduring reputation as a place of torture and death, popularised by 16th-century religious propagandists and 19th-century writers, only seven people were executed within the Tower before the World Wars of the 20th century. Executions were more commonly held on the notorious Tower Hill to the north of the castle, with 112 occurring there over a 400-year period. In the latter half of the 19th century, institutions such as the Royal Mint moved out of the castle to other locations, leaving many buildings empty. Anthony Salvin and John Taylor took the opportunity to restore the Tower to what was felt to be its medieval appearance, clearing out many of the vacant post-medieval structures. In the First and Second World Wars, the Tower was again used as a prison and witnessed the executions of 12 men for espionage. After the Second World War, damage caused during the Blitz was repaired, and the castle reopened to the public. Today, the Tower of London is one of the country's most popular tourist attractions. Under the ceremonial charge of the Constable of the Tower, and operated by the Resident Governor of the Tower of London and Keeper of the Jewel House, the property is cared for by the charity Historic Royal Palaces and is protected as a World Heritage Site.
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34 Park Street, London, SE1 9EF — 1195 yards to the west.
- Coppa Club
3 Three Quays Walk, Lower Thames Street, London, EC3R 6AH — 297 yards to the northwest.
- Sky Garden
20 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 8AF — 762 yards to the northwest.
- Duck & Waffle
110 Bishopsgate 40th Floor, London, EC2N 4AY — 1251 yards to the north.
- The Ivy Tower Bridge
One Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge Road, London, SE1 2AA — 271 yards to the south.
- Borough Market (Shopping District)
8 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1TL — 990 yards to the west.
- London Marathon
London — 1335 yards to the southwest.
- The Dickens Inn (Pizza Place, Wedding Venue)
St Katharines Dock, London, E1W 1UH — 524 yards to the east.
- Bodean's BBQ (American Restaurant, Barbecue Restaurant)
London W1F, SW6, SW4, EC3 & SW17, London, EC1V 2 — 443 yards to the north.
- St Katharine Docks Marina
50 St Katharine Docks, London, E1W 1LA — 429 yards to the east.
- Aqua Shard (British Restaurant)
Level 31 The Shard, 31 St 31st Floor, London, SE1 5 — 728 yards to the west.
- SUSHISAMBA (Japanese Restaurant)
110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY — 1250 yards to the north.
- Savage Garden LDN (Hotel)
DoubleTree by Hilton Tower of London, 7 pepys street, London, EC3N4AF — 572 yards to the north.
- BrewDog Tower Hill
21 Great Tower St, London, EC3R 5AR — 505 yards to the northwest.
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London — 1480 yards to the north.
- London Bridge station (Transit Stop, Bridge)
London — 688 yards to the west.
- Tower of London
London, E1W 1 — 257 yards to the north.
- Tower Bridge (Bridge, Arts & Entertainment)
Tower Bridge Road, London, SE1 2UP — 194 yards to the southeast.
- Tower of London (Nonprofit Organization)
London, EC3N 4AB — 262 yards to the north.
- The Shard London (Restaurant, Business Center)
32 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9SG — 722 yards to the west.
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London — 1609 yards to the northwest.
- 20 Fenchurch Street (Commercial & Industrial)
20 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 6 — 780 yards to the northwest.
- Liverpool Street (City)
London, EC2M 7QN — 1531 yards to the north.
- Guy's Hospital (Hospital)
London, SE1 7EH — 787 yards to the southwest.
- London Bridge City (Food & Beverage, Performance & Event Venue)
More London, London, SE1 2DB — 179 yards to the southwest.
- We Are Festival
Upminister, Upminster, E1W 3 — 1586 yards to the east.
- The View from The Shard (Landmark & Historical Place)
Joiner Street, London, SE1 5 — 686 yards to the west.
- Tower Bridge Parking
10-12 Queen Elizabeth St, London, SE1 2 — 638 yards to the south.
- Bridge Theatre
3 Potters Fields Park, London, SE1 2SG — 233 yards to the south.
Level 32, The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street, London, SE19 — 719 yards to the west.
- London Bridge (Landmark & Historical Place)
London — 659 yards to the west.
- Central London
London, WC2H 7LH — 1168 yards to the southwest.
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The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9QU — 715 yards to the west.
- The Tower Hotel (Food & Beverage)
St Katharine's Way, London, E1W 1LD — 343 yards to the east.
- The Ned London (Restaurant, Spa)
27 Poultry, London, EC2R 8AJ — 1320 yards to the northwest.
- Doubletree by Hilton London - Tower of London
7 Pepys Street, London, EC3N 4AF — 583 yards to the north.
London, SE16 3 — 937 yards to the south.
- Aldgate tube station
33 Aldgate High St, London, EC3N 1 — 950 yards to the north.
- HMS Belfast (Landmark & Historical Place)
The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2 — 303 yards to the west.
- The Gherkin
30 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8EP — 1050 yards to the north.
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8 Brown's Buildings, London, EC38 8AL — 1012 yards to the north.
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21 New Globe Walk, London, SE1 9DT — 1500 yards to the west.
- The Monument
Fish Street Hill, London, EC3R 8AH — 804 yards to the northwest.
- Tobacco Dock Venue LTD (Event Planner)
Tobacco Dock, Tobacco Quay, London, E1W 2SF — 1389 yards to the east.