London Pass BlogBack to Blog
Things to do in London: Visit the living time capsule of Eton College
Published: Thursday 10th of January 2013
The ancient college has a long tradition of being one of the most exclusive educational establishments in England.
Having kept many of its traditions since King Henry VI established the college in 1440, the school is like a living time capsule, with scholars still sporting the original school dress of black tailcoats and pin striped trousers.
Originally set up for the purpose of educating 70 of the poorest scholars in the country, the school now takes in boys from many of the most elite families in England.
Nineteen former British prime ministers were educated within these walls, not to mention a whole host of influential figures over the centuries.
Visitors to Eton can visit the famous Cloisters, the oldest classroom in the college and the historical College Chapel.
Discover more for less with a London Pass.
Posted by Georgina Black
Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…
Thursday 16th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Explore the tales of the sea at the National Maritime Museum
Wednesday 15th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Thousands of famous paintings on display at the National Gallery
Tuesday 14th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Ducklings and butterflies take centre-stage at London Wetland Centre
Monday 13th of May 2013 If you are on the hunt for things to do in London, and are searching for a break away from the hustle...
Sunday 12th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Stand above the River Thames with the London Tower Bridge Exhibition
Saturday 11th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Tate Modern hits headlines following new exhibitions
Friday 10th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Masterpieces on display at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
Thursday 9th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Firepower at the Royal Artillery: Where football meets weaponry
Wednesday 8th of May 2013 Things to do in London: BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir a 'testament to diversity in the capital'
Tuesday 7th of May 2013 London attractions: Botanical beauty is at the heart of Kew Gardens
Monday 6th of May 2013 What better way to conclude an exciting trip visiting the best of London attractions than to watch...