Tower of London

Nonfiction Book Review: The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London by Christopher Skaife. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $26 (256p) ISBN 978-0-374-11334-6

The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London<p>Christopher Skaife. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $26 (256p) ISBN 978-0-374-11334-6<p>In …


10 unusual royal traditions you never knew existed

When it comes to royal occasions, weddings and births usually garner the most attention. But there are plenty of other lesser-known ceremonies and goings-on that have cemented their place in the British royal tradition.

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Skyscrapers ruining London’s historic views, St Paul’s Cathedral warns, as 'Cheesegrater 2' approved

London's most historic views are being "chipped away", St Paul's Cathedral has complained after the approval of a giant new skyscraper.<p>City of London granted planning permission for the 56-storey 100 Leadenhall Street yesterday despite objections from St Paul’s and the Tower of London.<p>Standing at …


Army man from Ash Vale to become Tower of London guard

An Army Air Corps serviceperson from Ash Vale will be joining the Tower of London as its latest Yeoman Warder - or "Beefeater" - …

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Inside the Tower of London's secret pub - and how to have a drink there

Millions of tourists visit the Tower of London every year, but only a handful of people have ever stepped inside the landmark's pub.<p>That's because …


WOAH: Is this a Ghost Floating Over the Tower of London?

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Is This a Ghost Floating Over the Tower of London?

A man believes he may have spotted a ghost in eerie footage shot at the Tower of London.<p>Paranormal investigator Mark Vernon, 52, visited the historic …

Human Interest

Is a Ghost Floating Over the Tower of London?

An otherworldly blob floated across the Tower of London, before disappearing into the sky. Evidence of the potential supernatural phenomenon was …


You can make sure the Tower of London is locked for the night. But you'll need a Beefeater to lead the way

For nearly 700 years, the semi-secret Ceremony of the Keys has shuttered the Tower of London each night. But “you won’t find many pictures or videos of what happens,” said Mark Anderson, a yeoman warder and our guide for the night.<p>After being on a waiting list that’s usually a year long, a group …

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The ultimate Tower of London visit: Everything you need to know - Reading the Book

The Tower of London is one of the jewels of the British capital. Standing proudly on the banks of the River Thames, the Tower dates back to the 11th …


China Agrees to Buy Complex Near Tower of London for Embassy

China agreed to buy an office complex on the edge of the City of London financial district and plans to turn it into its new embassy for the U.K.<p>The …


There’s a Secret Pub in the Tower of London, and Only 37 People Are on the Guest List

1 minute Read<p>London’s toughest door admits fewer than 40 people a night. The bar itself is hiding in plain sight in one of the city’s most thronged …


Anne Boleyn's final days re-enacted in London

<b>The last moments of Anne Boleyn who was the first English queen to be publicly executed have been re-enacted.</b><p>The launch of the Last Days of Anne Boleyn saw her journey from Greenwich to the Tower of London, where she was imprisoned, brought back to life.<p>The play at the Tower follows the final 17 …

World History

Tower of London Takes on NHK Mile Cup

Japan's top 3-year-old middle distance prospects will be on display in the NHK Mile Cup (G1) at Tokyo Racecourse May 6.


The Tower of London and its Jewish history

Site acted as both haven and prison for medieval community members.<p>><br>• ><p>Tower of London . (photo credit: ILANIT CHERNICK)<p>The rich history of the Tower …

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Tower of London to be recognised as ‘key site’ for medieval Jewry

The Tower of London will now be depicted as “a key site” in England’s medieval Jewish heritage to its millions of visitors, after researchers shed …

WW1 poppies exhibition on display at Hereford Cathedral

A sea of poppies is making its latest stop in a UK tour marking World War One.<p>The ceramic flowers have gone on display at Hereford Cathedral and represent just some of the 888,246 that made up the original 2014 installation at the Tower of London which marked 100 years since the start of the …


Newborn Prince Of Cambridge Begins Consolidating Power By Having Family Imprisoned In Tower Of London

LONDON—Ruthlessly moving to stake his claim to the British throne mere moments after his parturition this morning, the newborn Prince of Cambridge …


Tower of London to produce site-specific Anne Boleyn play

The final days of Anne Boleyn are being dramatised for a new site-specific play at the Tower of London, where she was


Queen marks her 92nd birthday with gun salutes in central London

Queen Elizabeth II marked her 92nd birthday on Saturday with traditional gun salutes and a Commonwealth-themed charity concert featuring Tom Jones, Kylie and Shaggy.<p>Horse-drawn guns fired 41 times in Hyde Park and 62 times at the Tower of London, while at Windsor Castle, the band played "Happy …

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Guide to the Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London

The United Kingdom is very big on tradition, and especially any tradition that has to do with the monarch. The Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of …


Wave poppies sculpture on display in Hampshire fort

A wave of poppies has taken over Fort Nelson in Hampshire.<p>The sculpture is in its final year of touring the UK, after first being installed around the Tower of London in 2014.<p>Wave was created by the arts programme 14-18 NOW to commemorate the centenary of World War One and it will be on display at …


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How a rival to Dickens who wrote "neck-and-axe romances" transformed the Tower of London from dreariness to tourist destination

On a December night in 1840, a sizable group of writers, editors, publishers, printers, and illustrators gathered at the Sussex Hotel, in the …


London LGBT Film Festival Lights Up Tower Of London With Message Of Love

The BFI projected a message of love onto the Tower of London as part of the launch for its LGBT Flare film festival.<p>The projection read “Love is a …


The Tower of London has lost its oldest raven but should we fear the legend that the Kingdom will fall?

The raven graveyard is a small patch of earth in the south moat of the Tower of London reserved for the bones of its famous sentinels. Now a new name is to be added to the memorial: Munin, the eldest of the resident ravens that watch over the Tower, has died at the age of 22.<p>A short statement …


Secrets of the Tower of London

<b>(CNN) —</b> Mix together murder, terror, rebellion and romance, add in glistening historical jewels and stir in an ancient legend of impending catastrophe. What do you get?<p>In the UK's capital, it's the recipe for one of the city's most popular travel destinations: The Tower of London.<p>This turreted …


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At home with the Ravenmaster

Chris Skaife, Ravenmaster at the Tower of London, tells CNN Travel about his unconventional job.

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1,500 glowing pigeons, a new Punchdrunk show, and a party in the Tower of London moat feature in the 2018 LIFT Festival

The biennial London International Festival of Theatre is back for 2018, with another gloriously attention-grabbing programme.<p>The show that everyone …