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

Updated 25 March. In line with Public Health England guidance, we have taken the decision to close all six of our palaces and gardens until 31st May. We will be reviewing this and will keep you updated. Please read our statement for further information. Read our statement



Ticketing information

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

Please be aware, these events have been cancelled. 

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 and tickets sell out very quickly, so please 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.

In light of the current situation regarding COVID-19 coronavirus, these events have now been cancelled. We will be in touch with all those who have booked tickets to let them know of this change of plans. We have not taken the decision to cancel these events lightly and would like to apologise for any inconvenience these cancellations have caused.


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