London 110 – Tower of London

Day 2 of our London Pass tour around the city brought us first to the Tower of London. We were lucky as the limited time only installation art/commemoration of Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the moat around Tower of London which was extremely impressive. The 888,246 ceramic red poppies, each intended to represent one British or Colonial serviceman killed in the War surrounded all around Tower of London which turned it to a sea of red (click here for more information).
Anyway, we saved another £20 for the entrance fee which also included a free audio guide and it was another bright sunny morning to tour around this historical medieval building. I watched too much Tudors dramas to know that this place was very famous as a prison in the 16-17th centuries and people like Anne Boleyn was beheaded and buried here inside the Tower of London. Sounded spooky but the day was too bright to fear anything.
This place was so huge and I could feel my legs were giving up after walking through the medieval palace, along the walls, the Queen’s Crown Jewels and a few other places before decided to give the White Tower inner part a miss. Some buildings are better to be appreciated from outside isn’t it?
As a whole, the Tower is a complex of several buildings set within two concentric rings of defensive walls and a moat.The different phases of building built over 11-14th century were clearly noticeable as we walked around the place. Probably I should have another rerun of the Tudors one day to have some better appreciation of this historic castle… 

The White Tower

For my other post on London, click here.
Read Also  Paris 112 - Ladurée @ Champs-Élysées

You may also like

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.