Saturday, 16 August 2008

Tower of London

Neither posted nor dated.

The Tower of London and Tower Bridge
The Tower of London dates back to William the Conqueror in the 11th century and in its time has been a fortress, royal residence and state prison. In the background Tower bridge spans the River Thames as it flows eastwards to the sea. PLO/22144

The Tower is one of the "must sees" in London. When we had young exchange students staying with us I took all of them up to London, and the Tower was always one of the attractions. Once inside, you can visit the various parts at will. The Yeoman Warders, or Beefeaters, are very knowledgeable and will take you on a conducted tour. They are all servicemen of at least 22 years standing.

Tower Bridge is also open to the public. The walkways provide a stunning view of the river and many famous sights in London from 42 metres above the river.


  1. I've taken German students to the Tower, after a boat ride on the Thames. It's a great day out.

  2. it's home to some of the worlds most beautiful jewels too. I thought it was a little bit like a tall museum. I want to go again next year when I come in. maybe we can all meet up there for a shot with the beefeaters, and a postcard shot.

    Cheers !

  3. I was in London at the weekend but didn't have time to visit everything. Unfortunately I missed out on The Tower :-(


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