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…
Wednesday 12th of June 2013 If you are looking for things to do in London this coming week, then why not take a trip down to Kew...
Friday 7th of June 2013 If you are looking for interesting things to do in London over the next week, then be sure not to...
Wednesday 5th of June 2013 Posted by Kevin Smith There is an abundance of things to do in London and no shortage...
Monday 3rd of June 2013 The GB Row 2013 is well underway, providing plenty of much needed entertainment and things to do in...
Friday 31st of May 2013 London attractions: Learn about the nursing legend at the Florence Nightingale Museum
Friday 31st of May 2013 London attractions: Explore Tiger Territory at London Zoo
Thursday 30th of May 2013 London attractions: Witness the very best of opera and art house at the Curzon Chelsea
Thursday 30th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Have a great time at Namco Funscape
Thursday 30th of May 2013 London attractions: Churchill War Rooms honours one of the 'greatest Britons'
Wednesday 29th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Relive the greatest sporting moments at Twickenham Stadium
Tuesday 28th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Sail through the history behind the London Canal Museum