Today’s the day. Growing up playing Medieval Games, Castle Sims, Keeps, Dragons, I FINALLY GET TO SEE A REAL CASTLE! That did real castle shit, lol. Tower of London! Literally one block from my hotel (now sleeping in a castle, that’ll have to come real soon).
The Tower of London, officially Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. It lies within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, separated from the eastern edge of the square mile of the City of London by the open space known as Tower Hill. It was founded towards the end of 1066 as part of the Norman Conquest of England. The White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name, was built by William the Conqueror in 1078 and was a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted upon London by the new ruling elite. The castle was used as a prison from 1100 (Ranulf Flambard) until 1952 (Kray twins),although that was not its primary purpose. A grand palace early in its history, it served as a royal residence. As a whole, the Tower is a complex of several buildings set within two concentric rings of defensive walls and a moat. There were several phases of expansion, mainly under kings Richard I, Henry III, and Edward I in the 12th and 13th centuries. The general layout established by the late 13th century remains despite later activity on the site.
It’s like real. TO THE KINGDOM!
Headed there from our Hotel, so easy to get to.
Sweet ass canon on the way to the castle!
Modern meets Medieval
Did I mention all the planes fly over the castle, such a rad way to enter London.
I get the Harry Potter movies now. It looks like Hogwarts everywhere
Sweet ass sign.
Got our tickets let’s head in! You can take a tour with audio headphones or just walk and use a phone app, we just wanted to check it out. I wish I lived here I would def come do the audio tour.
Time to head in, with all the tourists from all over the globe.
This is to real.
At first thought they dressed the part like they usually do in USA, however we found out these guys actually live here, and have since the birth of the castle, TOTALLY RAD.
Looks like I’m in a video game.
Views from outside of the first room we were in.
Real shit from the real time period, shit!!!!!!!! dope!!!!!! haha.
Just wow. Dragons do exist.
Sorry can’t hang out, gotta Knight meeting.
Saw this through the Castle, didn’t have time to visit it this trip but WOW.
This was the oldest building in the middle, more details to come
Was ready for Game of Thrones action almost.
They loved them kitties.
ed bassmaster, UN REAL UN REAL
Imagine living here, they do!
Save the clocktower!
Just hanging out.
Now this is prob from 1066.
When crows fly! Yo I never seen a crow before I was like oh a crow ok… then you see them Edgar Allen Poe style these things are big as cats!
We saw majority of the castle, we def wanted to explore more of London! Let’s go
The port entrance, I wish I had a time machine.
LET THEM IN
Epic Views from the outside.
Heading out for the day!
Thanks for checking of Tower of London blog! Stay tuned, much more happened on Day 3 to add to the post! To much for one post!