The Tower of London!

The White Tower

The ‘White Tower’.

Since my ‘Snapshots from Rome’ post in December was one of the most well-received blog posts I’ve ever written, I’ve decided to share a few more photography-orientated posts of the places I’ve been to.

I’d been to the Tower of London before with my family, but visited it again in November with my Grandad and his brother, as they’d never been. I had a day off from uni, and we were lucky that it was sunny enough to wander around a Christmas market after and have lunch outside.

The Tower of London isn’t the cheapest place to visit, but they do a student discount, and it really is worth seeing. There are several towers with museum-esque displays to look at, you can see the crown jewels, there’s a ‘wall walk’ with great views, and so many more historical and interactive features. Even though I’ve been twice now, I’d definitely return! It’s so big that I still haven’t seen everything.

Prepare yourself for lots of pictures…

The Tower of London

The day started off a bit grey, but got sunnier towards lunchtime!

The Tower of London Traitor's Gate

The infamous ‘Traitor’s Gate’ that Anne Boleyn went through!

The Tower of London Throne

The Tower of London

The Tower of London King's Bed

A bed fit for a King?

The Tower of London Armour

The room filled with armour was amazing!

The Tower of London Headdress

The Tower of London Crown Jewels

Where the Crown Jewels are kept, protected by guards and lots of security.

The Tower of London Christmas Tree

The contrast between the old buildings at the Tower of London, and the visible Shard in the background is so strange!

The Tower of London Suits of Armour

‘The Giant and the Dwarf’ armour!

The Tower of London Coat of Arms

If you’re planning on visiting the Tower of London, I’d recommend going when it’s a bit warmer, because you’ll spend a fair amount of time outside. It can be really busy in the school holidays though, especially when queuing to see the Crown Jewels!

Thank-you for reading, have a nice day!

emilysig

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