Member events at the Tower of London
Tower of London
New Member tours of the Tower of London
Dates: 12 Sept and 9 Oct, 16 Oct (fully booked) 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 experts’ guide of what there is to see and do.
Ceremony of the Keys
Dates: 16 Sept starting promptly at 21.30 (all fully booked)
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.
Benjamin Franklin in London with George Goodwin
Date: 28 September, doors open 18.30 for 19.00 start
Price: £20 including refreshments
George Goodwin, author of Benjamin Franklin in London, captures the life of one of history’s most remarkable and intriguing figures in the vibrant London of the 18th century. George tells a dramatic story with wit and verve. He reveals that Benjamin Franklin, the most famous American living in London between 1757 and 1775, was a strong supporter of a Great British Empire of North America – until ministers in Lord North’s government forced him to flee just weeks before the outbreak of war.
White Tower Tour
Date: 17 Oct, 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.
Member luncheons in the Perkin Reveller, hosted by Jascots Wine Merchant
Date: 11 Nov, starting at 12noon
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 and meet lots of lovely members too!
Game of Queens with Sarah Gristwood
Date: 19 Oct,doors open 18.30 for a 19.00 start
Sarah’s latest book is a fascinating group biography including some of the most beloved (and reviled) queens in history. Game of Queens tells the story of the powerful women who drove European history, come and hear Sarah talk about her excellent new book.
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Royal Renegades with Linda Porter
Date: 14 Nov, doors open 18.30 for a 19.00 start
The fact that the English Civil War led to the execution of King Charles I in January 1649 is well known, as is the restoration of his eldest son as Charles II eleven years later. But what happened to the king’s six surviving children is far less familiar. Casting new light on the heirs of the doomed king and his unpopular but indefatigable Catholic queen, Henrietta Maria, acclaimed historian Linda Porter brings to life their personalities, legacies, feuds and rivalries for the first time. We’re looking forward to welcoming Linda Porter to the Tower of London and we hope you’ll join us to hear her talk about her new book Royal Renegades: The Children of Charles I and the English Civil War.
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Crown of Blood with Nicola Tallis
Date: 24 Nov, doors open 13.45 for a 14.00 start (fully booked)
Historian and researcher, Nicola Tallis will discuss the human and emotional story about Lady Jane Grey that has thus far been ignored, revealing a young woman who saw herself as a champion of Protestantism, and ultimately became a martyr for her faith. Come and hear the story of Queen Jane for the first time at this exclusive event for the launch of Crown of Blood, The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey by Nicola Tallis.
For details of events happening at our other palaces check our exclusive member-only events calendar.
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'.