Let us take a trip back in time my friends,
to a fortress built a millennium ago.
Our friendly guide will show us sights
and we will see some men in tights
and perhaps the odd crossbow.
There are many rooms to explore my friends
and accommodation is quite cosy.
Places to ponder,
Corridors to wander,
However the facilities are rather - errr - blowsy.
Such merriment to be had my friends.
Laughter, rhetoric and japes.
We can play hide and seek,
or converse with a Queen.
All over the place we shall traipse.
But 'tis not all fun and games my friends.
This place has a dark past.
Kings have met sticky ends,
Queens have lost heads,
And a boat ride may be your last......
The Tower Of London - June 2015