Tower of London (29 June 2008)
On our last full day in London we decided to visit the Tower of London. A few months before the trip to London I read Philippa Gregory’s books about the Tudors. With the stories and history in my head we headed to the Tower.
We learned where Anne Boyleyn was held, where the her and other execution took place and saw the Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula where her body was buried. We could not enter the chapel because a service is taking place but we did sneak in with a later tour group to see the inside. We heard stories about the nine-day queen (Jane Grey) and The Princes in the Tower.
The tour ended after about 90 minutes and we started do our own exploring. First we walked to the Waterloo Block to see the Crown Jewels. The crowns are amazing with huge diamonds and a lot of gold. There are also a lot of other beautiful items on display like items used for the coronation and gold plates etc.
Next we visited the White Tower. Inside there are exhibits of armour, weapons and paintings. There is also the beautiful Chapel Royal of St John. It was about 13:30 when we left the white Tower and we were getting hungry. We went to the New Amouries Café for some food to rest our feet for a bit.
|Scaffold Site and Waterloo Block|
|Tower Green and Queen's House|