Day 2 – Tower of London, River Thames Boat Tour & London Eye
Today was our first off-campus day!
The coach was packed with excitement as we set off for London. Our first destination was the Tower of London. The Tower itself was built in 1066 by William the Conqueror. It was originally a royal residence but throughout history it has been used as a prison, a site of execution, the Royal Mint, an armoury and finally as the home of the Crown Jewels of England. In the 1800’s The Tower of London was also home to a Royal Menagerie which kept a resident polar bear, lions, monkeys, elephants and 60 other species. Today the only animals you’ll see are the six resident ravens. Legend states, “If the ravens leave the tower, the kingdom will fall”. Luckily they were all there today!