Have you found yourself on Tower Hill, looking round for the spot where Thomas More, Thomas Cromwell, the Seymour brothers, and [too] many others were executed? And wondering why you couldn’t find the darn spot? You aren’t alone. When we talk about the Tower Hill executions, many people mention that they haven’t been able to locate this oft-discussed area, although Tower Hill itself is not terribly large.
Last summer, my husband and I returned to London* and stayed right on Tower Hill (at the Doubletree by Hilton, which I highly recommend, by the way). We’d already been there for several days, walking across the Hill and back again to get to and from the Underground and Tower Bridge (which we’d cross to get to the awesome restaurants in Bermondsey, such as Casse Croute, Pizarro, and José ) when I noticed a little square on the ground, lined in antiqued-green plaques.
That was when it hit me: THIS was the spot!
So I created my Tower Hill Execution Spot location guide. Now you, too, can find this famous (though grisly) historical place. Happy hunting!
* Want to read about our day at Hampton Court Palace? Click here!