Sunday in London was another mizzly-wet day as we walked the 20 minutes over Tower Bridge to the Tower of London
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First stop was The Crown Jewels, for us the best part of the site. No photography allowed here so click on the link to see the most fabulous jewels and settings ever. Some were not currently on show as two maces were in use in Parliament and the House of Lords (Parliament cannot sit without the mace being present). The crown jewels are 'the real thing' and are kept safe in the tower in a vault which has doors at least 12" thick.
First stop was the Fusiliers Museum
Wonderful sculpture made from weapons and armour
St Thomas's Tower built by Edward I between 1275-1279
The Tower's innermost wall with more modern buildings beyond!
Private residences built in the outer wall with Tower Bridge behind
Inspecting the guards at the White TowerThe Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula is a special and unique place of worship with an extraordinary history. It is the parish church of HM Tower of London and is apparently the most visited heritage site in the country. The sculpture in front of the chapel is the Execution Monument.
There was so much more to see than I've described above, we didn't take any of the tours as it was so wet outside. I'd like to go back in better weather (but not in the busy summer months) and join some of the tours especially the Crypt tour in the Chapel Royal.
Before we left we took another look at The Crown Jewels and they were still just as amazing!
To end our City weekend away on Sunday evening we took the underground to Leicester Square to an Angus Steakhouse where we thoroughly enjoyed an excellent meal.
Home on Monday morning - always a good place to be.