June 24, 2010
I am making my second trip to London this September and I hope to have a more fulfilling experience than the first time. I went to the Tower of London and it was so crowded that I could not go where I wanted to go. What is the best day/time to visit the Tower? How will I be able to visit the chapel to see the actual burying spot of Anne? Any suggestions from experts is most appreciated.
June 7, 2010
Anytime I've visited the Tower, I try to go first thing in the morning when it opens: less crowds and more space to one's self. I am not sure which is the best day, but during the year, the Tower puts on different events, so you might try their website. Since i am not sure how to make a hyper-link, the Tower is listed under the Historic Royal Palaces website.
I recommend taking a Beefeaters tour of the Tower. They are great storytellers, willing answer any of your questions, and do take you into St. Peter's ad Vincula to see where Anne Boleyn, Katherine Howard, and others are buried. I took a stroll up to the alter. Sometimes the space is coverd, but I was lucky enough to get a glimpse of Anne's marker.
I love just walking around the Tower grounds and soaking in a 1,000 years of English history. I hope you enjoy your visit. I would love to hear all about it.
Oh, take a walk to Tower Hill (just outside Tower underground station), there are several markers showing the site where people like George Boleyn and others were executed. You can find it among the more modern monument to the Merchant Marines.
"By daily proof you shall find me to be to you both loving and kind" Anne Boleyn
February 8, 2010
Yes you are right – The Tower is part of Historic Royal Palaces of whom I am a great fan. Great prob. with the Tower is there is so much to see and do, and alll so facinating. I was there the last time for a short 3 hours but packed ina lot, gopt chatting to beefeaters and actors dressed up in different roles where one spoke as if they were the real thing. My great purchase there was a jigswa puzzle of the Prisoners in the Tower which I manged to do over a pèriod of time and I have to say that jiswa puzzles stop me from smoking (yep I know it is not politicaly corret) and even drinking a glass of water because I get so obsessed. When I changed offices I had to dismantle it but one day will set it up again. Of couse most of you know that Rudolf Hesse was the last priisoner in the tower which freaks out Spaniards.
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