Tower of London

This was one of the highlights for me! I love reading books about English history (I highly recommend ‘Wolf Hall’ and ‘Bring up the Bodies’ by Hilary Mantel) and the Tower of London has appeared in many of those books and it was just so amazing being able to see it and imagine all the exciting and tragic events that have taken place within its walls!

We took the free guided tour by one of the yeoman wardens (popularly known as the Beefeaters) and it was quite entertaining and helped us to appreciate the history of the place. It was also very cool being able to look at the crown jewels and the other priceless objects after the guided tour.

the iconic Tower Bridge

the iconic Tower Bridge

at Tower Bridge

at Tower Bridge

lions and tigers and bears! oh my!

lions and tigers and bears! oh my!

little guard

little guard

listening to our Beefeater guide

listening to our Beefeater guide

on the Beefeater tour

on the Beefeater tour

looking for some dynamite?

looking for some dynamite?

where the ravens are kept

where the ravens are kept

the Queen's house

the Queen’s house

with our guide

with our guide

where the Crown Jewels are kept

where the Crown Jewels are kept

stalking pigeons

stalking pigeons

the guards

the guards

the White Tower

the White Tower

staring at the garderobe (toilet)

staring at the garderobe (toilet)

teeny suit of armour

teeny suit of armour

looking at some old drainage bit

looking at some old drainage bit

Anya being strange

Anya being strange

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