I have been previously to see the Crown Jewels, but a friend of mine hadn't so we decided to visit.
Saturday of aN Easter bank holiday weekend was busy to say the least. Upon arrival we realised that we had missed the most recent 'beefeater' tour so we decided to head over to see the Jewels themselves,
The queue outside was short, an you do spend some time inside the building weaving your way around the building. You note the size and thickness of the 'doors' and you realise that you must be entering the Jewels area. The Crown Jewels are awesome and you cannot believe the size of some of the gems and the history behind them. I really like that some of the items are not in display and instead they have a little label saying ' in use' which demonstrates that these are the real thing and used on a regular/specific event basis. By the time we came out, the queue was HUGE so I make the assumption that people had a long wait.
We went and joined a beefeater tour. Wow John the beefeater was Informative, amusing, educational and inspirational. My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and cannot recommend it enough.
We spent a few hours at the tower and only saw a small fraction of what was available. We have both said we will return and could happily spend a day going in and out of all the buildings and displays.
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