1.         Tower of London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) (C 488)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1988

Criteria  (ii)(iv)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger  N/A

Previous Committee Decisions  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/488/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved: USD 0
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/488/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions


Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Urban pressure

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/488/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2004

The requested update report on the construction projects for the Minerva Tower (216m) and the London Bridge Tower (303m) in the vicinity of the World Heritage property had not been received at the time of the preparation of this document. 

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM


Decision Adopted: 28 COM 15B.103

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Regretting that the requested report on the building projects was not provided on time by the State Party (Decision 27 COM 7B.83),

2. Recommends that the State Party avoid any construction in the immediate vicinity of the site that could harm the setting and integrity of the property;

3. Requests the State Party to provide an up-date report on this matter including an in-depth study of the possible impacts, to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2005 in order that the World Heritage Committee can examine the state of conservation of the property at its 29th session in 2005.