A Quick Visit to the Tower of London

 

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 πŸ˜›

We were only in London for a few days so we tried to Β 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.

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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).

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I think if you have the London Pass it’s included but we decided not to get a London Pass so we paidΒ Β£25 each for our tickets. See the prices below:

Adults:Β Β£25
Children (5 to 15 years old):Β Β£12
Concession (students 16 years and over/disabled visitor/60 years above):Β Β£ 19.50
Family (1 adult and 3 children):Β Β£45
Family (2 adults and 2 children):Β Β£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 forΒ Β£48.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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The Waterloo Barracks. Home of the Crown Jewels. This is was our last stop in the Tower of London.

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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.

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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!

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Overall, I loved the Tower of London! The Crown Jewels, stole the show. A M A Z I N G !

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Have you ever visited the Tower of London before? How was your experience? πŸ˜€ Share your experiences!

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64 Comments

  1. I normally don’t like crowded tourist sites especially those in the cities, but I think I’ll make an exception for this one. I haven’t been to the tower of London but would very much like to see it when we finally go to Europe. πŸ™‚ Even though you didn’t have photos, the crown jewels sound amazing! Hearing the word castle also made me excited… must be hangover from game of thrones haha.

  2. What a great trip! I definitely want to enter that castle, it has always been my dream to enter castles. LOL. I hope I get to visit Europe as well. I’m starting to explore the Philippines first, and this is definitely one of my bucket list. Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

  3. Never visited the Tower of London yet but I would love to. As much as I want to avoid the crowd in the tourist spots, I will not missed the tower whenever I will be in London.

  4. This is the very first time that I have read about the Tower of London. Although London is not my dream destination, I am still happy to see this. It’s so picturesque. If given the chance to be able to visit the tower, I will take a LOT of pictures. Keep exploring!

  5. Johna, I have to agree with you. I can’t possibly imagine how big the Tower of London is, as I am sure I have to be there to see it for myself. The thought of getting lost actually makes me want to visit hahaha. That is the explorer inside of me speaking. Very nice photos and glad you had a lot of fun and had this incredible experience.

      1. I wish I could and if I could, I would, wouldn’t I? I figured I would take over couple of hundred photos here – the usual landscape shots, snapshots of the who tower, but it is also the details I would like to see. What I think I would find appealing too, is to sit down when I take breaks and watch people walk by.

  6. The dream to be in a castle and be like a GOT character. LOL <3 It would a dream to visit a castle in London someday. Soon I'll check London on my list. πŸ˜‰ For now, I'll stick with Asia first. The palace guard in the red suit made me remember Mr. Bean haha Wonderful and refreshing blog! <3

  7. What began as a symbol of oppression is now a tourist attraction. I think William the Conqueror would think history screwed him up big time. ? You have awesome photos! ❀️

    1. Keep saving! Hehe. We spent around 2ish hours here. The line for the Crown Jewels took up most of our time because it was long and slow moving, still worth it though πŸ˜€

  8. This is indeed my dream destination. Well, show me someone who doesn’t dream of visiting London. Anyway, thanks for the tips and your pictures are beautiful. πŸ™‚

  9. Never been to this place but I’m wanted to go here so badly. I’m a fan of towers and castles and based on what you write I would definitely enjoy here

  10. It is really ecstatic to see how Londo, such place, preserves its castles alike and manage to showcase it to everyone in the world how it had stood for centuries already yet still standing with pride and beauty. Ohh, if only the place is very easy to access, I wouldn’t hesitate to visit it.

  11. The Tower of London is an iconic landmark, that must figure in most travelers’ bucket list. One of our dream destinations that we have not yet been able to get to is London. And when we get there, the Tower and the Crown Jewels is where we will head first πŸ™‚

  12. Nope I haven’t been to England but it is definitely on my list. I’d love to go to the Tower of London, looks like it was worth the trip based on this post. Now I’m curious about the crown jewels.

  13. One in my bucket list!I hope I would be able to visit this place this year. Thanks for sharing this trip! Aaaarggh! I’ll contact you soon (for quick Europe trips!)

  14. I’ve never been to London, but I’ve always wanted to visit. I want to check out the crown jewels too! Amazing pictures by the way! Looking forward to reading about your next trip. πŸ™‚

  15. haven’t been here yet but I dream of visiting it too. My mom already visited so from her stories, it made me even more fascinated to go. I have this fascination for royalties hehe. And wow, a lot of tourists!

  16. OMG! Fairytales! πŸ™‚ Fairytales is what came into my mind when I saw the photos. Well, if I’ll be given a chance to personally explore this place, I would do so and remain inside the Tower of London with a 2 degrees temperature outside. πŸ˜€ Glad you had a blast! πŸ™‚

  17. Your post and pictures brought back so many good memories of my trip to the Tower of London. I chased around all the people in medieval costumes so I could take pictures with them…hahaha.

  18. The picture and the location piqued my curiosity right away ! I love castles and this one looks so amazing. So huge and impressive. If you can get lost easily, I can’t wait for it ! Haha. I should be going to London soon for some paperwork, I believe we can make a stop there with my girlfriend. I’d love to share this place with her, thank you for sharing this, I’ve never heard about it before !

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