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
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.
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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Be part of this ancient tradition, which has taken place every night for at least 700 years in the Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London.
Cancelled until further notice
Tower of London
Separate ticket (advance booking required)