The Tower of London!

The Tower of London
 

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 visited the Tower of London before with my family, but went 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 the Tower, and have lunch outside.

The Tower of London isn’t the cheapest place to visit, but they have a student discount, and it really is worth seeing. There are several towers with museum 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 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!

Have you visited the Tower of London?

All the best,
- Emily

28 thoughts on “The Tower of London!”

  1. I’ve never visited the Tower of London. I think it’s a place I should Def add to my ever growing list of places to visit.

  2. I somehow never went to The Tower of London when I was in London, but I think I’ll definitely have to go next time I’m in London! It looks like you had a great day.

    Beka. xo | littleworldofbeka

  3. I haven’t been to the Tower of London since I was pretty young, it’s one of those things that you don’t think to do when in London but it looks amazing. I’d love to go back as an adult as I’m sure there are so many things I don’t remember!! x

  4. I have never actually been inside the tower of London but have always wanted to go. I went to see the outside when the poppies were there and it was beautiful x

  5. This place looks so interesting. I am going to visit London next summer and I will definitely check out this place 🙂

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

  6. Saoirse T. E. Sterling

    Absolutely beautiful images, it looks so different to how I imagine it in my head (dream visit place, don’tcha know). You’ve got a really good eye for nice angles, btw.

    Saoirse Sterling at XLeptodactylous

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