England, London Guide (B): Ultimate Guide to Royal London

Ultimate Guide to Royal London
What do you think of when you picture London? Many of us will immediately think of places like Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London, perhaps even Hyde Park or the Changing of the Guard. So many of London’s most famous and iconic sights are those associated with royalty and the kings and queens who have lived and reigned here.

The castles and palaces are as impressive today as they were when they were built hundreds of years ago. They are all fantastic places to visit and full of fascinating stories of ghosts, executions, carriages and crowns.

Here’s our guide to the very best of Royal London with tips on things to look out for at every location and suggestions of the best activities for children while you’re there.

Tower of London

Picture: Frantzesco Kangaris/newsteam.co.uk

© Historic Royal Palaces

There’s nowhere in the world quite like the Tower of London. Where else could you find some of the most famous diamonds in the world, Beefeaters, a notorious prison and execution site all in the same place?

At the Tower you’ll find suits of armour worn by King Henry VIII and King Charles I, the Bloody Tower, where the two princes are said to have been murdered, and the execution site where Anne Boleyn was beheaded.

Don’t miss the Crown Jewels. They’re the most powerful symbol of the British Monarchy and are still regularly used by the Queen.

Kids will love the guided tour by the Yeoman Warders (Beefeaters). They’ve guarded the ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Ultimate Guide to Royal London
Guide Location: England » London
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Tower of London   The Household Cavalry Museum   Hampton Court Palace   Westminster Abbey   The Royal Mews   Banqueting House   Buckingham Palace   St James’s Park   Greenwich Park   Hyde Park   Kensington Palace   Clarence House   Kew Palace   The Queen’s Gallery  
Author: Clare Thomson
Read it on author's website: https://suitcasesandsandcastles.com/2017/11/22/ultimate-guide-royal-london/

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