Tower of London
It was built by William the Conqueror in the late 11th century. Famous royal inhabitants include Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII, who spent the night before her 1533 coronation in the queen's apartments of the Royal Palace. A few short years after, having failed to bear the monarch a son and accused of adultery and treason, she was imprisoned and beheaded there in 1536. The same fate awaited King Henry's fifth wife, Catherine Howard, who met her end here in 1541.
This is a great place to get a sense of historic London in the heart of the old city and then take a stroll along the River Thames, getting a feel for both the old and the new in London's vibrant cultural scene.
March 1-Oct. 31
Nov. 1-Feb. 28
Kids younger than 16 £10.45
(Check online to buy discounted tickets in advance)