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Ceremony of the Keys

35 Tower Hill, London EC3N 4DR, England
+44 20 3166 6278
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600 years of unbroken history

I am biased because my brother in law. Yeoman Seargent George Brodie is the Yeoman Warder that does... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Rob B
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Nanjing, China
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What an experience!

We were lucky to be invited for the Ceremony of the Keys on Saturday - tickets are so hard to come... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bethiew
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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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35 Tower Hill, London EC3N 4DR, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I am biased because my brother in law. Yeoman Seargent George Brodie is the Yeoman Warder that does the ceremony of the Keys. So I have seen it a lot of times and it is truely wonderful. Not even Hitler's bombs stopped this ceremony from...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to be invited for the Ceremony of the Keys on Saturday - tickets are so hard to come by but so totally worth the wait! (currently a 2 year wait 14 month wait for tickets!). You arrive at the Tower of London...More

Thank Bethiew
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for the Ceremony of the keys which although is a free event, you have to organise tickets months in advance. A very interesting insight into an ancient ceremony which has happened every night for the last 700 years. Recommended

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an amazing thing to witness and it is said to be the oldest military ceremony in the world, it has never been cancelled or postponed for HUNDREDS of years back to the middle ages possibly, not even during the war! The Tower wardens...More

Thank Pod26
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We were lucky enough to be a part of this tour after our Jack the Ripper tour. Had an amazing time and the Yeomans are amazing. Thank you!!

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Well worth the wait for tickets. It will exceed your expectations. Do not tell everyone though!!!!!!

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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

This is a fun, unique experience. Enter the Tower of London after it is closed, and watch the nightly ceremony intended to ensure the safety of the Tower. Only about 25 people are allowed tickets to this event, so you need to book at least...More

1  Thank Christine B
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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Really, really excellent event Guide was very knowledgeable and answered all the questions put to him Learnt a lot about the Tower Would have liked to take photos

Thank Susan W
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

I have seen this Ceremony three times--- about to go for a fourth! Lots of friends are keen to witness the daily locking of the Tower and we seem to be the ones who book.There is a charge of £1.00 per booking and you have...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

I booked the Ceremony about a year in advance but although a very short ceremony it was worth the wait. It was a lovely dry evening when we were allowed in to the Tower at 9.30pm for the ceremony. Our Yeoman Warder guided us and...More

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Response from Taxidevil | Reviewed this property |
The tickets were emailed. We printed the tickets and took them along with ID.
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28 January 2018|
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Response from Lee S | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry to say when people don't turn up their spots are not used & the group is smaller, they book about 1 year in advance and pay 1 pound to reserve they place so why not turn up ?? isn't a shame.
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MartynLW
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Response from JLS8 | Reviewed this property |
There is an underground car park very nearby. I think you could also drop off in the side road the car park entrance is in.
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