As the name suggests, the Tower of London is located in London, the British capital, in the United Kingdom. To be a little more exact it is on the banks of the Thames on the left bank, slightly on the east of the city. It is right next to the famous Tower Bridge, the famous London Tower Bridge.
Its GPS coordinates have a peculiarities: 51 ° 30'29.08 "N and 0 ° 4'35.56" W. Yes, the Tower of London is only 4 'from the Greenwich meridian which serves as world reference! This is normal, the University of Greenwich is a few kilometers away, a little further east. If you have Google Earth software, click on this link or double-click on it, once downloaded: It will show you the exact location of the tower of London: Google Earth links.
The map below shows the location of the Tower of London and the other main monuments of the British capital.
The tower of London
AddressSt Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB, United Kingdom
|View from here, the Tower of London is in Europe, on the British Isles. This imprecise geolocation is only to begin this series of 6 maps|
|Slightly more precisely it is found in England, one of the regions of the United Kingdom. We can see the location of London, the capital.|
|The capital of the United Kingdom is London, in the mouth of the Thames. The Tower of London is in the heart of the city|
|What marks London is the Thames, the river that winds through the city. It is much less linear than the Seine, in Paris, it is due to a phenomenon of scale since the city of London is much larger than Paris.|
|The Tower of London is rather to the east of the capital, but it is still in the city center, you must not leave it to go there.|
Tower of London
|View of the Tower of London. It is built on the banks of the Thames.|
The Tower of London is ideally placed in the capital. The Tower Bridge is only 200m away, which makes this area an extremely touristy area as it is on two of London's three most important landmarks, with Westminster. The latter, which designates both the British parliament and the abbey (and incidentally Big Ben, the famous belfry), is a little further west. To connect the two you have to take the metro which is rather efficient in this city. This is the best way to get here, as to get from Westminster to Buckingham Palace for example, you have to take it back, as is also the case with Hyde Park, Oxford street, etc.
As long as you are in the distance, you can have a little fun: The Tower of London is at:
- 340 Kms from the Eiffel Tower
- 5 592 Kms from the Statue of Liberty
- 6 892 Kms from the Taj Mahal
- 1 434 Kms of the Colisee
- 8 158 Kms from the Forbidden City of Beijing
- 9 261 Kms of the Redeemer Christ of Rio
All these distances are expressed as the crow flies!