Tower of London
Head off to the Tower of London!
Visit the Tower of London for its history of misery, torture, body stretching and head removal. The very stones under your feet may conceal dark secrets and unspeakable horror. Yet the Tower is no freak horror show. This is a place of treachery and treason. The lust for power and the brutality used to keep it fills the narrow passage ways like an insidious London fog.
The priceless Crown Jewels still glint within the Tower's fortified vaults. The Jewels are even worn despite their grand old age. You might be privileged enough to see a sign in a space where the Crown Jewel should have been, that says "In Use".
The Beefeaters still guard the Tower of London, but not really. Their main job is to show us around and look good in a photo. For the record, a Beefeater's real name is Yeoman Warder.
The Ravens are real enough and remain captive in the Tower. Should they ever escape the Tower of London would crumble into dust. How do we know this? Well, the Tower is still in one piece and the ravens are still there.
Tower of London Resume
The Tower's job history includes royal palace, prison, armoury and zoo.
Just one thing?
That's right; all that stuff about the Tower of London is just one top thing to do in London. Ok, it is the Tower of London, the top thing to do in London, but still, it really helps to demonstrate just how much there is to do in London. You have to be selective in what you do or else risk insanity. What would really help is a list of the best London has to offer...
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