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The Tower of London

The Tower of London


Cardiff Castle
Castle Street
Wales, CF10 3RB

A World Heritage Site, this historic castle is located on the north bank of the river Thames in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The Tower of London was built by William the Conquer in 1078 following the Norman Conquest of 1066, and throughout its existence has been famous as a fortress, prison, palace and now museum, housing the Crown Jewels of the British royal family under strict security.

The Tower is wrapped in iconic imagery, from its ceremonial guardians the Yeomen Warders of Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress the Tower of London - or as everyone else knows them, the Beefeaters - to the legend of The Tower's six resident Ravens, who would cause the fall of the Tower and the entire Kingdom should they ever leave - to ensure they don't each has had one of their wings clipped as a precaution! The Tower is also famous for it's use as a prison and site of executions throughout its history, with the final inmates being held during the Second World War. The final execution at the Tower took place on August 14 1941, when Josef Jakobs, held as a German spy, was executed by firing squad.

Due to the popularity of The Tower of London as a tourist attraction, the scale of filming required by The Reichenbach Fall meant its use as an onscreen location was impossible. Thus, everything you see onscreen was filmed in the exterior and interior of Cardiff Castle in Wales.

Episodes The Tower of London has appeared in

The Reichenbach Fall (Episode 3, Series 2)

The closest underground station is Tower Hill (District / Circle). On exiting the station, simply cross the road to the Tower.

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Series 4

The Six Thatchers   * S4E1

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The Lying Detective   * S4E2

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The Final Problem   * S4E3

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