We so enjoyed our day here. Use the audio guide and allow yourself a few hours for exploration. It was far bigger than I thought it would be. You can go at night to see the key ceremony as well but you must apply in advance for tickets. That was pretty cool and is a 700 year tradition 🙂

their website:  http://www.hrp.org.uk/toweroflondon/

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Comments
  1. Maxine says:

    Great photos. I was surprised to see that Henry VIII really wasn’t that old when he died. 56?

  2. GiannettaJ says:

    THANK YOU !!!! yes and in poor poor health but back in the day in the early years, Henry was spitting fire. He was not always obese.

  3. What a great article. I live not too far away from the Tower and went back last summer for the first time since the ’80s. What a great place. I like how it is kind of a hidden city inside a city. I always remember that for that photo of those tudor looking houses our guide said that one of those houses were for the doctor and if he couldn’t help you then you went next door to the vicar 🙂

    Your photos are really great and I took loved the armoury and all of King Henry VIII’s gear.

    I see you have been to Churchills war rooms too. Isn’t it always the case that people never check out what’s on their doorstep!

    • GiannettaJ says:

      indeed, I fell in love with London far more than I ever intended too! Have you been to the key ceremony at night when they lock up the Tower? If not, you can send for your ticket, it’s free and a wonderful 700 year old tradition. Ah Mr. Churchill, THE MAN! I so tried to visit as much as I could on all things Churchill. I’m yearning to get to Bleinham Palace and view those WC five-year old curls. I highly recommend the Churchill War rooms. Thank you for stopping by my blog Stephen.

  4. I haven’t been to the key ceremony but I have heard a lot about it. I went to Chartwell too last summer. Bleinheim Palace is an amazing place, probably our favourite private house we have been to in Britain. You’ll love it there and will be worth your time coming back if only to see it. Best try and go on a re-enactment day so you can see some medieval knights and jousting!

    You’re very welcome, I am going to keep popping back 🙂

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