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Old 01-12-2016, 07:05 AM
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The Tower of London

The Tower of London

A celebration of 500 years of royal music at the Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula.

Chapel Royal concerts
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Old 01-19-2016, 03:49 PM
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The Yeoman Warders at the Tower of London will be hosting a unique two-night fundraising event of variety acts by a cast of West End performers on Saturday 13 February and Sunday 14 February 2016.

Live at the Tower Charity Gala
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Old 01-19-2016, 04:48 PM
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What is known about the Tower of London?
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Old 02-18-2016, 05:50 AM
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Ten reasons every Londoner should visit the Tower of London

Ten reasons every Londoner should visit the Tower of London
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Number 10 Downing Street confirmed on 7 March 2016 that HM the Queen has approved the appointment of the Chief of the Defence Staff, General Sir Nicholas Houghton GCB CBE ADC Gen, as the 160th Constable of the Tower of London, from summer 2016

Read more: Sir Nicholas Houghton appointed next Constable of the Tower of London
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Old 07-29-2016, 08:33 AM
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General The Lord Dannatt, says farewell as Constable of the Tower of London. Thank you, Lord Dannatt.

https://twitter.com/TowerOfLondon/st...03188645154816
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If you've never visited The Tower of London, perhaps you didn't realise there is more to it than the usual postcard shots.

Here are some photos I took when there earlier this year.

(No photos of the Crown Jewels though - not allowed.)

Mesh animals are all about, representing the creatures who used to live within the Tower's walls.
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Old 04-07-2018, 03:32 AM
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There is a pub within - "The Keys" - but you have to be a yeoman to drink there.

And for those who live there, their homes are not private from the tourists walking around the internal walls looking down.
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Old 04-07-2018, 03:34 AM
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Beautiful pictures and wish I was back there. Visited once a long time ago and loved London with all the history around. Thank you!
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Old 04-07-2018, 03:40 AM
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The view from the windows of one of the ladie's loos.

And they do a Changing of the Guard ceremony there too, which draws the crowd.

(You're very welcome M. Payton. Certainly a place full of history. Even when you're there, you can only scratch the surface, there is so much,)
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Old 04-07-2018, 03:49 AM
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The central part is like a village/ village green.
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The Crown Jewels are housed in this building and normally the crowds are so great, people need to work their way through these barriers to get inside.

No queues today.
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Take the tube to Tower Hill station and you can walk through a pedestrian tunnel and avoid any traffic.

The tunnel is lined with these posters.

Part of the old Roman wall is still standing here.

And they don't take themselves so seriously, that they can't be cute for the little ones who may visit.
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Oh to live amongst such history and be able to see it every day, what a joy that would be for me. Thank you so much Sun Lion
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