When

  • 15 October 2017 and 12 November 2017

Price: FREE

The event is free but we ask for a donation of £5 on the night towards conservation costs.

Please note: Tickets for this event do not go on sale until 19th September at 9.00am.

This event cannot be booked online. Please call 020 3166 6327 to book your tickets.

Free (advanced booking required)

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 very limited allocation of places so book early to secure your place.

Please arrive 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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