DAY TWO – Start Early
- Tower of London – Online ticket £22.70
The Tower of London, officially Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. The Tower of London has played a prominent role in English history. It was besieged several times, and controlling it has been important to controlling the country. The Tower has served variously as an armoury, a treasury, a menagerie, the home of the Royal Mint, a public record office, and the home of the Crown Jewels of England
Your Tower of London admission ticket gives you entry to all public areas of the Tower of London, including the Crown Jewels, White Tower, Bloody Tower, battlements and the iconic Yeoman Warder tours. It is a must to go on one of the Yeoman Warder tours. The Yeoman has a great sense of humour as they bring you to designated spots within the tower and share interesting history and stories with the group.
The Yeomen Warders of Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress the Tower of London, and Members of the Sovereign’s Body Guard of the Yeoman Guard Extraordinary, popularly known as the Beefeaters, are ceremonial guardians of the Tower of London. There are only 36 of them in England and all of them work at the Tower Of London. All of them are retired service man from the military. The Yeoman Warders all stay within the Tower of London with their families in these Tudor styled houses.
One of the most popular sites within the Tower of London is the Crown Jewels exhibition at the jewel house. There is usually an extremely long queue for this exhibition.
You might get a chance to see the change of guards within the Tower as well.
Nearest Station: Tower Hill Station on Circle line
Opening hours: 9 am to 4.30 pm
- Take a cruise on River Thames to Greenwich – £ 18.75
It is a great experience to sail along Thames River and look at the famous buildings and sites from the River. As a transport, the cruise also brings you all the way to Greenwich to visit the observatory.
Being on the cruise boat, you can capture pictures in angles where you cannot from land like the centre view of the Tower Bridge.
- Greenwich Observatory – £13.50
The Royal Observatory, Greenwich is an observatory situated on a hill in Greenwich Park, overlooking the River Thames. It played a major role in the history of astronomy and navigation, and is best known for the fact that the prime meridian passes through it, and thereby gave its name to Greenwich Mean Time
Stand on the world’s Prime Meridian and take different pictures to show and be prepared to wait in line for the many people queuing to take pictures.
Soak in the beautiful Greenwich park where you get a nice view of the sunset and the city skyline. You can either use the cruise to travel back to central London as part of the 24 hours pass under London pass or take a train back.
Total of Day 2 – £54.95
Total of both days – £155.35
The total of both days cost more than the cost of my 2 day London Pass and with proper planning and usage of the pass, I personally think it is worth to get the pass. Especially with the fast pass which you get with the London pass, it saves you a lot of time. For those who wish to visit another museum on day 2 included in the pass, you will be adding more value but I feel it is worth your time to spend more hours at the Tower of London as well as Greenwich to take in the sights slowly.