Travel Diary :: Tower of London
The Tower of London is my go to tourist attraction when I have a pal visiting from abroad, I've been so many times I feel like I could track my years in London through the increase in the ticket price alone. It is worth it though, and I was of course over-joyed to visit again when my parents were over at the beginning of June.
While Mum and Dad stood in a queue to see the Crown Jewels (skip it) my brother and I ran about the White Tower laughing at "cod pieces" and "big cannons" and cursing Lannisters at every turn. Hi-larious.
As at Hampton Court last Summer, I seem to have once again discovered my super power is the ability to visit any unbearably crowded historic palace on a Summer's day and make it look totally devoid of humans.
Oh, no - there's one.
My absolute favourite part of the Tower of London isn't the torture (the "torture gallery" in the Bloody Tower is, if anything, bloody disappointing) or Anne Boleyn's head buried in the church - it is the little village of houses the run around the outside of the tower that the Yeomen Guards and their families live in. They are adorable, and perfect, and I feel like they must have the most fun living there.
I'm moving in.
These were all taken on Kodak Ektar 100 using my Yashica TL-Electro X which is really heavy and got a bit annoying to carry around in the Summer sun for ten days I can tell you. Find out more about the Tower on the HRP website.