The Tower of London is old, very old. The central White Tower was built by William the Conqueror after his invasion of England in 1066. Since 1485, the iconic red and black-uniformed Beefeaters have been guarding the Tower. Also crucial to security ... 

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Our Beefeater Guide to the Tower of London

July 2010

Our guide met us at the gate. There were some 30 people in our group despite it being a grey day that threatened (and did produce) rain while we were there.

Guard at the gate of the Tower and me

July 2010

Even though this was my second visit to the Tower of London, I was really looking forward to it.

Our tour of the Tower of London

July 2010

The Beefeater's mix of humor and history even enthralled my 15 year old granddaughtger. I wish I could have had this experience when I was her age for what a help it will be when she gets into her World history classes in a couple of years.

The Tower of London from the outer wall

June 2010

The Thames once was diverted to fill the moat outside the wall, but the Tower soon was designated a Palace and the property of the Royal Family.

View of Tower Bridge from the Tower of London

July 2015

Such a beautiful day to be in the capital!

Tower of London

June 2015

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Not as scary today as it must have been then ...

The Tower of London

February 2015

Just getting some photos as we walked in!

The Tower of London

February 2015

The architecture is gorgeous.

Tower of London

January 2015

Inside the Tower of London

The Traitor's Gate at the Tower of London

December 2014

Learning from the Yeoman about how prisoners entered through the Traitor's Gate after being brought by barge along the Thames and passing under London Bridge. Apparently prisoners arrived kicking and screaming, with and quot;the Yeomen doing kicking and the prisoners the screaming. and quot; LOL

The Execution Site at the Tower of London

December 2014

Learning from the Yeoman about the memorial to those executed at the Tower, including the three English queens, Anne Boleyn (1536), Lady Jane Grey (1554) and Catherine Howard (1542) were beheaded.

The wave of Poppies

November 2014

A Wave of ceramic oppies at the Tower of London

Tower of London Poppies

November 2014

The moat of the Tower of London filled with ceramic poppies

Tower of London

July 2014

Tudor residences on the grounds at the Tower of London.

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