Member-only Ceremony of the Keys

When

  • 16 September 2018 (sold out)

Ticketing information

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

This event cannot be booked online.

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.

Please note, all dates are now fully booked. Please call 020 3166 6327 to be put on the waiting list. 

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