Day 2 in London .... and it seemed as if spring had suddenly arrived ....with blue skies and temperatures in double figures!
A perfect day for a walk along The Thames! The Tower of London looked stunning against the cloudless sky......
The Yeoman Warders in their striking uniforms are a symbol of London and not only guard the Tower but provide entertaining tours. They are required to have served in the armed forces for at least twenty-two years.
Of course they are more commonly known by their nickname ... 'Beefeaters.' It is thought that the name was derived from their position in the Royal Bodyguard which apparently allowed them to eat as much beef as they wanted from the King's table!
The Middle Drawbridge is being restored and I like the way they have screened the building work with boards showing a timeline of the history of the Tower.
Cute little peep holes for nosey people like me!