Another beautiful London attraction, the Tower of London, home of the Crown Jewels. It was a cold! Around 2 degrees when we went although it was a nice day, was spitting for a while but the sun decided to come out and we made the most of the sunny weather 😛
We were only in London for a few days so we tried to fit a lot of activities while we were there but also made sure we still enjoyed them! We pretty much DIYed our whole Europe itinerary cause we didn’t want to be on a tight schedule and everything worked out perfectly fine.
I think we spent 2-3 hours here. I don’t think we saw everything though because it’s pretty big! If you really want to see this place thoroughly I suggest half a day maybe? It’s a lot of walking through the castle doors and the castles stairs (will keep you warm though :P).
I think if you have the London Pass it’s included but we decided not to get a London Pass so we paid £25 each for our tickets. See the prices below:
Children (5 to 15 years old): £12
Concession (students 16 years and over/disabled visitor/60 years above): £ 19.50
Family (1 adult and 3 children): £45
Family (2 adults and 2 children): £63
If you know the exact date that you’ll be going I suggest you buy online since they do have discounts. Also if you’re a London local and want an annual pass which is unlimited entry to all palaces you can buy one for £48.
There are A LOT of towers. And I mean a looooot. You’ll either get lost or have no idea where you’re going. We were basically just following the people infront of us haha.
They also have a lot of interesting things inside the towers. You can read about some of them in the map/information pamphlet that they give you at the entrance.
This is the beautiful White Tower! It’s a keep and is most often the strongest structure in Medieval castles since it holds the lodging of the King or Lord. There’s also a chapel (St. John’s) inside but we didn’t get to go inside.
This guy! So impeccably dressed hehe. I wanted to take a photo with him but he was walking too fast and I wasn’t thinking fast enough haha. You’ll see a lot people there wearing Medieval costumes that you can take photos with too!
The Waterloo Barracks. Home of the Crown Jewels. This is was our last stop in the Tower of London.
The very very long line to see the Crown Jewels. Luckily we started lining up when there weren’t so many people BUT it was freezing cold so waiting in line was torture haha.
Yaaaaaaas finalllyyyy! That’s me so excited in this photo haha. No photos or videos allowed inside but I can tell you that everything was so amazing. So beautiful and so much BLINGGGGGGG. I’d like to take a crown home with me or maybe even a staff. I thought they were pretty cool, I’d walk around with one of those for sure. Hahahah!
Overall, I loved the Tower of London! The Crown Jewels, stole the show. A M A Z I N G !
Have you ever visited the Tower of London before? How was your experience? 😀 Share your experiences!