A group of captive Common Ravens live in the Tower. of London.The group comprises at least seven individuals (six required, with a seventh in reserve). The presence of the ravens is traditionally believed to protect the Crown and the Tower; a superstition holds that "If the Tower of London ravens are lost or fly away, the Crown will fall and Britain with it."
Torture Chamber, Tower of London
A fascinating infographic about the ceramic poppies at the Tower of London - remembering 100 years.
Tower Bridge---is often referred to as the London Bridge.It has stood over the River Thames since 1894.It takes 61 seconds to open,it opens about 1,000 times a year.It is the only bridge over the Thames that can be raised as it is a combined bascule (drawbridge) and suspension bridge. This means that the middle section of the bridge can be raised. The bridge was painted a chocolate brown and in 1977, it was painted red, white and blue for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee.
Poppies at the Tower of London
Planning a visit to the Tower of London, or just curious about its history? I've compiled a list of odd and curious facts about the tower of London, along with some fantastic photos of the inside.
There's a diva, a secret pub, and some unusual snacks.
St. John's Chapel, Tower of London (Norman--11th C.)
The Tower of London, one of the most famous and well-preserved historical buildings in the world, may also be one of the most haunted. This is due, no doubt, to the scores of executions, murders and tortures that have taken place within its walls over the last 1,000 years. Dozens upon dozens of ghost sightings have been reported in and around the Tower. On one winter day in 1957 at 3 a.m., a guard was disturbed by something striking the top of his guardhouse. When he stepped outside to…