Founded towards the end of 1066 as part of the Norman Conquest of England, the Tower of London is one of the world’s most famous fortresses and has seen service as a royal palace, prison, armoury and even a zoo. Within the walls are over 12 acres of land, the dazzling Crown Jewels and plenty more to see.
In the heart of London, the Abbey is a must-see living pageant of British history. Every year Westminster Abbey welcomes over one million visitors who want to explore this wonderful 700-year-old building. Thousands more join us for worship at our daily services. Once inside, audio guides are available or there is the highly-popular guided tour.And due to open in 2018 is the exciting new project to build a new museum and gallery: The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries, in the Abbey's medieval triforium, 70 ft above the Abbey floor.
Established in 1753, the British Museum is a museum dedicated to human history and culture. It preserves collections of artefacts representing the cultures of the world, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present, and is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence.
Shakespeare's Globe, founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, is a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare's work and the playhouse for which he wrote, through the connected means of performance and education.