Secret bar in Tower of London

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Published by : CT WEB 2017-08-01 16:48:47

We all love a good secret bar.

It doesn't matter how gross the cocktails are, the fact that you're not drinking it in a Young's makes it taste extra special.

But there's one bar in London that's so exclusive that there's no way you're coming in.

And it's right under our noses.

Every evening, the Tower of London is home to a private drinking hole – reserved exclusively for Beefeaters.

Thirty-seven Beefeaters live in the grounds with their families and every year, they have to spend their time dealing with 3 million annoying tourists a year taking selfies next to them and trying to get them to smile.

So, it's not surprising that at the end of the day, they need a swift drink.

And the Yeoman Warders' Club is there to provide just that.

There they shed their day-to-day uniform and can relax in normal clothes.

Not only is it an exclusive bar, but it also has its own brewery which produces a craft lager called Yeoman 1485 – which can only be purchased by the Beefeaters at their private bar.

Inside, it's about as far away from a Wetherspoon's as you'd expect.

There's a plaque on the wall which reads 'SITE OF SCAFFOLD' – a souvenir from the actual site of previous executions. And above, it hands the Yeoman Gaoler's axe.

Other memorabilia includes a framed document from Hilter's deputy Rudolf Hess who was briefly imprisoned at the tower in 1941 after being captured in Scotland.

And, of course, there are plenty of less dark decorations including silver tankards and displays of past uniforms. 

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