THE TOWER OF LONDON’S RICH HISTORY TELLS THE STORY OF ALL ENGLAND.
The site of countless sieges and embattled kings, as well as interning Guy Fawkes and The Krays, The Tower of London's history is rich and bloody.
Aldgate is one of the oldest districts of London. From the 2nd to the 18th Century, part of it was in fact contained within London’s original city walls. These were dismantled in the 18th Century, with the gate that gave Aldgate its name being finally removed in 1761.
The arguments about whether Aldgate means Old Gate or All Gate are still to be settled by historians however. The area’s significance in London’s history aside from being one of the capital’s gateways is that it’s home to Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress, The Tower of London. Founded in 1066 as part of the Norman Conquest of England, The Tower of London’s rich history tells the story of all England. Today alongside Tower Bridge, it’s one of the capital’s most iconic features and embodies London’s ability to cherish its heritage yet continually move forwards.