TIM BARRON shares some of the wonderful stories about the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and the area surrounding ‘Her Majesty’s Palace and Fortress’.
We start our virtual tour of historic Tower Hill on the North bank of the River Thames overlooking her Majesty’s Palace and fortress the Tower of London. Let’s circle this UNESCO world heritage site dating from 1066 and see how it has influenced and been influenced by the surrounding area. All Hallows Church by the Tower with its roots back to 675 A.D. can boast Samuel Pepys climbing its tower to view the 1666 Great Fire of London. It is a wonderful vantage point, to view the notorious Trinity Square execution site, which has witnessed 3 times more beheadings, than the more famous Tower gibbet. Trinity House has been the home of the UK‘s maritime administration since 1767, located next to the former home of the Port of London Authority, it demonstrates the maritime heritage of this area.
The Emperor Clodius Albinus built walls around Roman Londinium, attempting to keep marauders out and Londoners in, and you can still see much of these magnificent structures today.
We will explore stories from the Tower of London, including the Bloody Tower and Traitors’ Gate and talk of the fabulous gold & silver Crown Jewels, securely kept within the Waterloo Barracks, guarded by Beefeaters and watched over by the ravens. Of course we will include stories of Tower Bridge, adventures of a red double-decker bus in 1952 and a certain American President in 1997 and ……. so much more.
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