Eurotrip Day 3: Tower of London, A REAL CASTLE

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!

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Eurotrip Day 2: LeadenHall Market & Skygarden

This might be a posh shosh of 2 days not 100% sure, the Jet lag is real. We stayed at a hotel right next to the Tower of London, my first real castle and it was awesome! If your in London, be sure to check out the tower of London! Lot of photos incoming!

Our hotel was near some awesome sights within walking distance. We started to explore and I busted our TripAdvisor and we were trying to find the Leadenhall Market, off we go!

We found it! Even the little hitching posts had shields/crests on them, this was totally awesome. I was already in Love with London and all the history and the medieval feel to it, was so badass.

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