Tower of London is a historic castle located in central London. Officially, it is known as Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and fortress of the Tower of London. It is spread in an area of 12 acres of land.
The tower has lots of history as the Royal family used to reside here. Also, it was used to be a torturing place for criminals, and some of them were even killed.
Initially, the tower was built as a royal palace and defence system. The white building was built by William the Conqueror in 1078. Later, in the 1190s, the Inner Ward of the tower was built and followed by re-built of the tower in 1285 and Wharf expansion on 1377-1399.
Also, the tower of London was damaged during World War II, but later, after the war was over, the damage was repaired and reopened for the public.
Today, the tower is popularly known as the Tower of London. It is also listed in the World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is the city’s most popular tourist destination as millions of tourists, and local visitors come to visit the tower annually. The tower generates a tremendous amount of money as they charge for the ticket from visitors (total: 2,741,126 visitors in 2016) to visit the tower.
It is also known for Crown Jewels, made up of nearly 24,000 gems.
It is believed that ravens are the protector of the tower, and if ravens of the building leave, the Tower of the Kingdom will fall. Also, it is believed that at least six ravens should always be there in the tower. Also, to make sure that the Ravens don’t fly away, their wings are clipped.