“Secrets of the Tower of London” is incredibly informative. It explores the history of this iconic fortress and gives you an idea of what you can expect if you visit. The tower plays a part in most of the important events in London over the past 1,000 years. It has housed the Crown Jewels, been the sight of beheadings (including Henry VIII’s second wife Anne Boleyn), housed exotic animals, and seen the torture of many prisoners. This history lesson explores the significance of the tower through many generations. In addition to explaining everything that you can learn from visiting the tower, it also reveals the living quarters of the Beefeaters (once execution aides, now tour guides) and traditional ceremonies that are unseen to the public. Whether you’ve visited or not, this documentary will change your view of the Tower of London.
[Pictured: The Tower of London on my 2012 trip to Europe]