London UK: Tower of London

There are a lot of sights to see in London, probably more than you can possibly visit in a single 1 or 2 week vacation, so you will have to prioritize, pick, and choose.  Be sure to pay a visit to The Tower of London.  If you’ve never visited London before, you may think the Tower of London is some single Tower in the middle of the city, it’s not.  Instead, it’s a castle, and a few other buildings within a walled off space.  it served as a prison, a place where coins were minted, and it even served as Royal Residence.  Today it is a museum depicting these things and more.  On top of seeing where Royalty lived and seeing the prisons and mints, you can also see displays of Knight’s clothing from back in the day, you can see the dishes and eating utensils that were used, and you can see many of the weapons that were used.

It’s a fun and fairly inexpensive way to learn some history about London back to as early as the 11th century.  Even if you’re not into History, you can agree that seeing and exploring really old buildings in itself is fun and interesting, and you will experience all of that at the Tower of London.

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