Royal Armouries
  • Gilt armour of Charles I II.91

    Gilt armour of Charles I

  • Carved wooden head of Charles I, by Grinling Gibbons XVII.2, wooden horse XVII.7, Carved wooden head of Charles II

    Carved wooden figures of: Charles I | Horse XVII.7 | Charles II

  • The Line of Kings display in the White Tower, 1999

    The Line of Kings display in the White Tower, 1999

  • The Tower Armoury from Microcosm of London by Rowlandson and Pugin 1809.

    The Tower Armoury from 'Microcosm of London' by Rowlandson and Pugin 1809

  • The Great Horse Armoury, Melville, 1844

    The Great Horse Armoury, Melville, 1844

Line of Kings

Explore the fascinating history and development of the Line of Kings, the oldest visitor attraction in the world. See the 21st century re-display in the White Tower of the Tower of London.

These webpages provide the official history of “the Line” and information about its objects, craftsmen and visitors over four centuries.

As research continues, further details will be added.

Objects

Visitors

People

Figures of the Line

Timeline

Research

The Line of Kings Exhibition


For several centuries, Tower of London visitors have enjoyed seeing the figures of armoured kings, displayed with life-sized wooden horses.

Visit the world’s longest-running visitor attraction.