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ABOVE: An aerial view of the Tower and the Thames. INSET BELOW: John Keohane, the Chief Yeoman Warder at the time of my visit, enjoyed a cup of tea in the New Armouries restaurant.

Visitor information

Opening hours and tickets. The Tower of London is open year-round except for December 24-26 and January 1. Hours vary according to the day and season.

Transportation. The Tower of London is easy to reach by Underground, bus, or boat. The closest tube station is Tower Hill, which is served by the Circle and District lines.

photoFood and drink. The New Armouries restaurant serves drinks, sandwiches, pastries, and hot meals, including a traditional English cream tea in the afternoon. The Raven's kiosk on the Wharf offers drinks, snacks, and ice cream.

The Tower also has two eateries that don't require buying admission tickets. For more information, including maps in printable PDF format, see the "Cafes and Restaurants" page at the Tower's Web site (link below).

Shops. Five shops offer everything from Yeoman Warder-themed souvenirs to armor replicas and Crown Jewels-inspired jewelry.

Web information. The Tower of London section of the Historic Royal Palaces Web site is your official guide to the Tower; another useful resource is Camelot Village: The Tower of London.

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