Member-only Ceremony of the Keys

Join this centuries-old tradition at the Tower of London

Join this centuries-old tradition at the Tower of London


  • 8 December 2019, 19 January and 23 February 2020

Ticketing information

This event is free to Members, but we ask for a donation of £5 on the night towards conservation costs.

Please note that all tickets for this event are now fully booked.

Free (advance 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 a very limited allocation of places so book early to secure your place.

Important information for ticket holders

Visitors will be admitted to the Tower under escort at 21:30 precisely. Late arrivals will not be admitted.

The ceremony concludes at 22:05 after which all visitors are escorted to the exit. There are no toilet or refreshment facilities available.

This event is held entirely outside so please wrap up warm and weather-proof.

Please note that all tickets for this event are now fully booked.

If you would like to be placed on the waiting list for tickets please email [email protected] with your name, membership number and the number of tickets you would like to be considered for.

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