Tower Hamlets in Greater London, England, United Kingdom
The White Tower and Roman City Wall
The Roman invaders under Emperor Claudius founded London and later built a wall around the city. This is the site of one of the turrets, a small tower that marked a change in the direction of the wall. The Romans later replaced the turret with a bigger bastion. This spot was perfect for controlling access to London and protection against attack from the river.
William the Conqueror used the remains of the wall around 800 years later to form the eastern side of his castle defences. The Wardrobe Tower was built over the remains of the old Roman bastion. It once connected to a later building which housed the royal Great Wardrobe, where the precious goods of the monarch were kept.
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles.
Location. 51° 30.472′ N, 0° 4.541′ W. Marker is in Tower Hamlets, England, in Greater London. Marker is at the intersection of Tower Hill and Trinity Square, on the left when traveling west on Tower Hill. Located within Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tower Hamlets, England EC3N 4DJ, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The White Tower and Royal Armouries (here, next to this marker); Bronze 24-pounder Cannon (a few steps from this marker); White Tower and the Two Princes (within shouting distance of this marker); Bronze Fortress Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Bronze Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Royal Logistic Corps Departure (within shouting distance of this marker); Iron 9-pounder Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); A Royal River View (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tower Hamlets.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.