For first-time tourists to the United Kingdom and for the royalty obsessed, a visit to the Tower of London is a must.
Forget the building’s sordid history as a prison for pint-size princes and religious fanatics or its role in the murder of out-of-favor queens. The towering brick building is now the regal home of the monarchy’s glittering and gilded prized possessions.
Yes, this site that once served as a fortress and is now filled with watchful guards is the perfect place to protect and display the British Crown Jewels. Want to know what isn’t a good place? A horse-drawn cart following an army into battle.