Join this centuries-old tradition at the Tower of London
Updated 10 July. In line with government guidance, we're pleased to announce the Tower of London is now open Wednesday - Sunday. We hope to see you soon. Please read our visit information
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 postponed. 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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