One of the last topics I’m going to cover about our stay in London before heading off to York is the Tower of London. This massive stone tower at the centre of this London fortress was built in the early 1080s by William the Conqueror.
It’s really a little city in itself.
A Yeoman Warder tour (or Beefeaters as they are called) is one of the most popular attractions for visitors to the Tower. It is thought that their nickname is derived from their position in the Royal Bodyguard, which permitted them to eat as much beef as they wanted from the king’s table. Today, Yeoman Warders are required to have served in the armed forces with an honorable record for at least 22 years and now they include 1 female Warder.
Together with their families, these 150 people live within the walls of the Tower of London.
These are the apartments of the Warders and their families.
The amount of historical material they present throughout their exhibits is amazing. You could spend an entire day at the Tower of London if you wanted.
I loved the comparison of the Giant to the Dwarf. Could give a guy a complex, right?!
I guess this is one way to make up for any male self esteem issues that one may have, huh?!
The hall of all the horses by King was pretty impressive.
And you can’t forget about all the guns, ammo, and cannons.
This miniature version shows the layout of the Tower of London and as you can see it is very large.
I’ll leave you with a photo of the center white tower. Can you believe they even had bathrooms (albeit very primitive) built way back when? Amazing.
As we conclude our trip in London, I’ll have to say it was fantastic. Seeing this part of the world was only the beginning.
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