TOWER HILL

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TOWER HILL

To many people, Tower Hill is just an underground station on the District and Circle Lines, the station you get to visit the Tower of London, or walk from to get to the Dockland Light Railway. It is so much more than that.

Tower Hill was settled in the Bronze Age and was part of Roman London. There is a section of the 3rd century Roman Wall near the station.

It is also the location of the evocative Tower Hill Memorial, managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, commemorating the Merchant Navy and fishing fleet dead of the First and Second World Wars who have no grave but the sea.

Tower Hill was also one of several execution sites in London. In the south west corner is the site of the scaffold where an estimated 125 people were executed, mostly by beheading, between the 14th and 18th centuries. The last person executed there was Simon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat, in 1747.

There are also good views of the Tower of London.

Region/Nation
County
London
Post Code
EC3N 4DH
Main Historic Period
All
Tip/Nearby
Tower of London, Tower Bridge
Primary Management
Local Authority
  • TOWER HILL

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