As part of the ongoing education of our two daughters – and given that the Covid-19 crisis is starting to abate (after two-years of being stuck in our flat) – we resumed our ‘progressive’ family outings with a day-trip from Sutton (in South London) to the ‘Tower of London’ (situated in East London). I suspect the ‘Crown Jewels’ kept at the Tower are not genuine (for security reasons) and that the room they are exhibited – in is not a genuine bank vault. Whatever the case, the general public is not permitted to film or photograph when traversing through the displays. Therefore, we can only feature the outside of the building with patrolling soldiers.
We decided to catch the 1022hrs Thameslink train from West Sutton Station – which is about a 10-15 minute walk from our house (although to save time, we took the car, also preparing for the return journey when we are usually exhausted from walking around all day)! As matters transpired, we got to the Station around 945hrs – and managed to catch a ‘late’ train which arrived around 950hrs. This meant we would have plenty of time to walk from the Tower Hill Tube Station (situated on the District and Circle Lines) to the Tower itself when we reached our destination.