Tower Bridge (built 1886–1894) a combined bascule + suspension bridge in London which crosses the River Thames. Close to the Tower of London, from which it takes its name, it has become an iconic symbol of London. Officially opened 30.6.1894 by The Prince of Wales (the future King Edward VII), and his wife, Alexandra, Princess of Wales. shown here in 1893.
"Beefeaters" - Tower Warders in ceremonial 'Tudor State' dress (their day uniform is 'undress blue'). The 'Ravenmaster' feeds raw meat to the resident ravens at The Tower daily, making them the 'real beefeaters'.
The White Tower is the oldest structure within the Tower of London. White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name, was built by William the Conqueror in 1078, and was a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted upon London by the new ruling elite.