If you walk along the Themes, and reach Tower Bridge, it'd be impossible to miss Tower of London. This historical site is such an impressive building because of all the famous lives involved. Even though this time round, I only walked around it, it was still quite intimidating to think of how these important historic people were used to be imprisoned, or even executed here!
The Tower was built by William the Conquerer in 1078, and other than being a prison, it had other functions as well. It is, after all, a castle.
The grey sky really goes well with the eerie atmosphere around the Tower.
Tower Bridge 倫敦塔橋
St. Thomas's Tower and Traitor's Gate 聖托馬斯塔＆背叛者之門
Other than the famous Anne Boleyn, famous prisoners also included Sir Thomas More, Sir Walter Raleigh, and even Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Mary as well! The gate you see in the pictures above, of course, got its name from the famous Thomas More incident. (Thomas More refused to support Henry VIII's divorce, thus was regarded a traitor).
One of the Towers where prisoners were kept.
When I got here, I was absolutely devastated, as I knew that I would enjoy the visit so much! But I had already made other plans, and with the half day that I had left that day, I didn't think it was worth paying the admission, despite it being the last day I could get concession (my student ID expired on this day)
I said to myself: I'll be back!
The reason why I was so devastated was because of the special exhibition: King Henry VIII's armour!
But if you have been following my blog for a while, and saw the Paddington series, you'd know that I DID eventually make it back here!
London Wall, what's left of it.