Is the Tower of London still standing?

Does anyone live in the Tower of London?

The only people that can live in the tower are the people who work here and their families. ‘There’s around 40 families that live here now – the whole outer wall of the tower is housing for the workers and because the house is so tall, it almost feels like I have my own apartment because I have the entire top floor.

When did the Tower of London stop being a royal residence?

Throughout its history, the tower has served many purposes: it housed the royal mint (until the early 19th century), a menagerie (which left in 1835), a records office, an armory and barracks for troops. Until the 17th century, it was also used as a royal residence.

Do families live in the Tower of London?

The Tower of London, the ancient fortress on the Thames that consists of not one but 20 towers, is home to 54 families who live in a close-knit community within the confines of the moat, today covered with grass.

Who owns Hampton Court Palace now?

Along with St James’ Palace, it is one of only two surviving palaces out of the many the king owned. The palace is currently in the possession of Queen Elizabeth II and the Crown.

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Hampton Court Palace
Listed Building – Grade I
Official name Hampton Court Palace
Designated 2 September 1952
Reference no. 1193127

Did the princes in the tower survive?

There are reports of the two princes being seen playing in the tower grounds shortly after Richard joined his brother, but there are no recorded sightings of either of them after the summer of 1483. An attempt to rescue them in late July failed. Their fate remains an enduring mystery.