Member events

Member events

A Yeoman Warder with a group of tourists

As a member of Historic Royal Palaces, enjoy exclusive member-only events all year round.

Member events at the Tower of London

Tower of London 

Ceremony of the Keys
Dates: 12 Feb, 12 March and 16 April (all dates are fully booked, please call 020 3166 6327 to be put on the waiting list)
Price: The event is free but we ask for a donation of £5 on the night towards conservation costs.
The Ceremony of the Keys is the traditional locking up of the Tower of London and has taken place on each and every night, without fail, for at least 700 years. We have a very limited allocation of places so book early to secure your place. Please be there promptly at 21.30 as latecomers will not be admitted. This event is held entirely outside so please wrap up warm and weather-proof.

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New Member tours of the Tower of London
Dates: 19 Feb starting at 16.45, 5 and 19 March starting at 17.45
Price: FREE for new members (suitable for children of all ages)
If you have recently joined as a member but not yet had the chance to visit the Tower of London why not come along to one of the ‘New Member tours’? Each tour is taken by one of our iconic Yeoman Warders and really gives you an expert’s guide of what there is to see and do. The tours are free and although advertised to new members, if you have missed out on the Tower of London experience then please feel free to book onto one of these excellent tours.
Please meet outside the Welcome Centre at the Tower of London.

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Member luncheons in the Perkin Reveller, hosted by Jascots Wine Merchant
Dates: 17 March starting at 12 noon
Price: £45 for a three course lunch and accompanying wines.
These lunches are hosted by an expert from Jascots wine merchants to ensure the menu and the wines match perfectly. Come on your own or in a group to get to know more about food and wine pairing.

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Elizabeth Fremantle discussing Tudor and Elizabethan women
Date: 20 Feb, doors open 18.30 for a 19.00 start
Price: £15
Elizabeth Fremantle has written a number of novels about Tudor and Elizabethan women who were rule breakers including Queen's Gambit, Sisters of Treason, Watch the Lady and The Times Book of the Year  - The Girl in the Glass Tower.  This talk will focus on these disobedient women, Katherine Parr, Lady Katherine Grey, Penelope Devereux, Arbella Stuart to name a few. Elizabeth will explore the unprecedented half-century of female rule through the prism of female disobedience, looking at the ways in which Elizabeth managed to retain her power and the effect of this on the women around her. Elizabeth Fremantle is the critically acclaimed author of Queen's Gambit, Sisters of Treason, Watch the Lady and The Girl in the Glass Tower.

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White Tower tours
Date: 27 Feb, doors open 18.15 for a 18.30 start
Price: £15 including refreshments
The White Tower is one of the most famous castle keeps in the world. It was built to awe, subdue and terrify Londoners and to deter foreign invaders. It’s an iconic symbol of London and Britain. This is your chance to see the Line of Kings and St John’s Chapel after hours with a White Tower guide. The tour will be followed by a drinks reception.

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Partnership Events

For more information about the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment please visit their website

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment rehearsals
We are delighted to be able to offer the following two Open Rehearsals to HRP members. They are very different programmes and fall in the first and second half of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s (OAE) season. Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Open Rehearsal: Faust and the Mozart Concertos (sold out)
Date: 18 April, 14.00-17.00
Price: Free (this rehearsal is sold out, please call 020 3166 6327 to be put on the waiting list)
Location: Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London, SE1 8XX
International star violinist Isabelle Faust wowed audiences in her “Look! No Conductor!” concert in 2012. She’s back for more with a double dose of Mozart at this concert. Isabelle also explores a Haydn symphony, La passione, with a lightness of touch and emotional depth that make for compelling listening. Come and join us for one of the final Open Rehearsals of the season at OAE residency: The Royal Festival Hall.

For details of events happening at our other palaces check our exclusive member-only events calendar.

Booking information

You can book tickets for the members events by telephoning 020 3166 6327 and pressing 3. Telephone lines are open Monday-Friday 09.00 - 17.00 or buy tickets online. Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 9.00-17.00. If buying tickets online please use your login details and click 'buy member events tickets'.

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