700 years old Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London held every night to lock up the Tower of London gates. This is a Gate Closing event.

A ceremony of the Keys at Tower of London– This 700-year-old ceremony is the nightly locking up of the London Tower gates. Every night, for about 700 years, the Yeoman Warders, often called Beefeaters, have performed a gate-closing ritual known as the Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London. The importance of securing this fortress for the night is still very relevant because, although the Monarch no longer resides at this royal palace, the Crown Jewels and many other valuables still do.

How do you enjoy this event – Tickets

This is free to visit but you need to book before with £1.00 transaction charge. There is more information on the Historic Royal Palaces websiteEntry Passes are issued by Historic Royal Palaces. Tickets are available 12 months in advance.
Between 1 April and 31 October, there can be up to to 6 in a group.
From 1 November to 31 March, inclusive, up to 15 in a group

Important Notes For Visitors

  • The named ticket holder must be in attendance
  • ID to confirm name and address will be checked upon entry
  • Latecomers are not admitted
  • Photography is not permitted during any part of the ceremony
  • Mobile phones are not allowed at the ceremony
  • There are no toilet or refreshment facilities available

Address: The Tower of London, England EC3N 4AB. See the location in Google Map

NearestTube, DLR, Train or Bus

Tube station: Tower Hill – District or Circle lines, Dockland Light Railway – Tower Gateway Station, By Rail – Fenchurch Street or London Bridge

By Bus – Bus Numbers: 15, 42, 78, 100, RV1

Visit the website to know more how it looks like. Not to be missed to visit the relevant main attraction Tower of London. Tower of London is a paid attraction but worth to pay for it. You can also visit other Royal Attractions.

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