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Tower of London

Created by William the Conqueror in 1078, the Tower of London has served as a royal residence, fortress, mint and armoury.

The platinum crown of the late Queen Mother which holds the legendary Koh-I-Noor diamond is housed here.  This famous diamond once belonged to Maharajah Duleep Singh, the last Maharajah of Lahore.  He died in 1893 and is buried in Elveden, Thetford.

The gold armband in which Maharajah Ranjit Singh, father of Duleep Singh used to wear the diamond, is also housed at the Tower of London.


Address: Tower of London, London, EC3N 4AB
Telephone: 0870 756 6060
Website: www.hrp.org.uk/TowerOfLondon


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