Ceremony of the Keys – Tower of London
This 700-year-old ceremony is the nightly locking up of the London Tower gates. Every night, for about 700 years, the Yeoman Warders, often called Beef eaters, have performed a gate-closing ritual known as the Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London. The importance of securing this fortress for the night is still very relevant because, although the Monarch no longer resides at this royal palace, the Crown Jewels and many other valuables still do.
How do you enjoy this event – Tickets
This is free to visit but you need to book before with £1.00 transaction charge. There are more information on Historic Royal Palaces website. Entry Passes are issued by Historic Royal Palaces. Tickets are available 12 months in advance.
Between 1 April and 31 October there can be up to to 6 in a group.
From 1 November to 31 March, inclusive, up to 15 in a group
Important Notes For Visitors
- The named ticket holder must be in attendance
- ID to confirm name and address will be checked upon entry
- Latecomers are not admitted
- Photography is not permitted during any part of the ceremony
- Mobile phones are not allowed at the ceremony
- There are no toilet or refreshment facilities available
Address: The Tower of London, England EC3N 4AB. See the location in Google Map
Nearest Tube , DLR , Train or Bus
Tube station: Tower Hill – District or Circle lines, Dockland Light Railway – Tower Gateway Station, By Rail – Fenchurch Street or London Bridge
By Bus – Bus Numbers: 15, 42, 78, 100, RV1
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