London Pass BlogBack to Blog
Best London attractions: Tower of London is 'fit for a king'
Published: Friday 16th of April 2010
The Tower of London is sealing its reputation as one of the best London attractions, thanks to its current exhibition entitled Fit for a King.
On the attraction's official website it is stated that the exhibition, which opened at the start of this month, is a "stunning" showcase covering five centuries of royal armour.
Kids will be thrilled by the special show, which is being run in conjunction with Royal Armouries, as it offers a "fascinating insight into the personalities, power and physical size of England's kings".
There is said to be an astonishing collection of unusual objects on display, such as diamond-encrusted weapons and the finest suits of armour from around the world.
One standout item is a set of silvered armour which dates back to around 1515, which is decorated with intertwined initials celebrating the marriage of King Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon.
The origins of the formidable Tower of London date back to the early 1080s, when William the Conqueror began to build a massive stone tower at the centre of his London fortress, of which nothing of the like had been seen before.
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…
Monday 8th of April 2013 Explore the underground mysteries at Christlehurst Caves
Sunday 7th of April 2013 London attractions: To be or not to be at Shakespeare's Globe
Saturday 6th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Charles Dickens Museum takes guests on a literary tour of London
Friday 5th of April 2013 London attractions: Beethoven concert to inspire visitors at St Paul's Cathedral
Thursday 4th of April 2013 London attractions: The Garden Museum set to host enchanting activities for guests
Wednesday 3rd of April 2013 Things to do in London: Discover the story behind the Queen’s transport at the Royal Mews
Tuesday 2nd of April 2013 Things to do in London: London Design Museum is a great day out for all the family
Monday 1st of April 2013 Things to do in London: Become the next top musician with the British Music Experience
Tuesday 26th of March 2013 Things to do in London: Take a tour of Southwark Cathedral this Easter
Monday 25th of March 2013 If you are an art lover who is hoping to see some of the most famous collections in the world then...
London attractions: Unravel the history of your favourite products at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
Friday 22nd of March 2013 London attraction: Unravel the history of your favourite products at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising