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April 15, 2010
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SarahD
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Hello Everyone

I'm planning a visit to London in the summer with my family and, of course, the Tower is top of my list! However, I was wondering if it is still possible to visit the scaffold site on Tower Hill or if this has long been built over? (I know there is a Tower Hill tube station so can't imagine there's much “green” area left). I know I probably sound a bit ignorant, but I've never been to London before so don't really know the geography!  I'd just really love to see the last place George Boleyn stood before his death.

many thanks,

Sarah

April 23, 2010
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Sabrina
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I am soo jealous!!!

I would love to go to London, but finances are not agreeing with my wishes. Cry I hope to go one day, as it has been a dream of mine to go there and see all these places that I've been reading about for YEARS!

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April 23, 2010
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SarahD said:

I was wondering if it is still possible to visit the scaffold site on Tower Hill or if this has long been built over? (


Looks like the answer is 'yes' and 'no'. There's a memorial built on the site. I was able to google-image search for the following easily:

http://ahoy.tk-jk.net/Images8/…..  which apparently also serves double-duty as a memorial for WW1 and WW2 merchant sailors who are missing, presumed killed, and whose only grave is the sea.

                        survivor ribbon                             

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          Ring the bell and run. He hates that."    

April 25, 2010
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Hi Sarah,

Sorry about the delay in replying, I somehow missed your post. That's a great photo that Impish found and I've also found the following links which may be of use:-

http://www.camelotintl.com/tow…..rhill.html

http://wikimapia.org/9272387/T…..ffold-site

Hope those help!

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April 29, 2010
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Thank you everyone for your help. Those pictures are amazing!

SarahD

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