Watch A Prisoner Escape The Tower Of London This August

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Watch A Prisoner Escape The Tower Of London This August

A daily show sees this man abseil down the Tower of London walls.

John Gerard getting ready to abseil from the Tower

Ever feel like escaping the modern age? This August, you can witness a Tudor escape as a little-known bit of Tower of London history is recreated.

The Tower has long served as a prison with a rather grim reputation. Yet despite its appearance of strength, a surprising number of people have escaped. One such was John Gerard, a Catholic priest held captive for his beliefs at the turn of the 17th century.

John Gerard checking for prison guards before abseiling.

Gerard, though badly injured from torture, used a rope to lower himself over the walls and get away.

His exploits will be re-enacted in a new immersive experience at the Tower. Details are few, but expect to meet some of the Tower's most famous prisoners, and encounter secret messages written in invisible ink before watching a daring abseil from the Tower Walls.

The whole experience lasts 30 minutes and is included in the usual ticket price. It's sure to be an entertaining escape from reality for the whole family.

'Tower Escape' immersive experience runs until 31 August 2019. Live escape performances daily from 3-31 August.

Last Updated 24 July 2019

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