Tower Birdge was completed in 1894. Its motif is meant to blend in
with the nearby Tower of London.
The Tower Entrance today is the Middle Tower shown on the left.
London is quite the mix of the old and the new,
as seen in
this view with the historical Tower of London and Modern Swiss Re tower
in the background.
The right pictures the outer wall and Beauchamp
left is a picture of St Thomas' Tower. It was first
built between the years 1275-9 to provide a gate to the water
The shaped slits are for archers and the like. It's
most notable feature(right) is the fact that its arch
has no key stone.
The gate(right) is known as Traitors' Gate.
is where Sir Thomas Moore and Queen Anne Boleyn passed through
they were executed.
White Tower is the central feature of the Tower of London. To see
the interior click here.
left is me standing right outstide the Jewel House where the
Crown Jewels are kept and displayed.
On the right is a sentry
guarding the entrance to the Jewel House.
of St. Peter ad Vincula
& The Tower Green
Peter ad Vincula or St. Peter in Chains is a chapel that was built
in 1519 under the direction of Henry VIII.
resting place of Thomas More and Queen Anne Boleyn. The Tower
which is also visible on the right, is to the south
Peter's. It is the execution spot for Queen Anne Boleyn.
To the right you will also see the two yeoman warders
(beefeaters) in "undress" uniform.
Ravens are also kept at the Tower of London to accommodate a legend
that says when the Ravens leave the Tower,
Briton will fall.
Their wings are clipped so that they won't fly away. They are
housed to southwest of the White Tower.
The remants of the Coldharbour Gate are also visble in thes photos.