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Ceremony of the Keys

35 Tower Hill, London EC3N 4DR, England
+44 20 3166 6278
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Interesting and free

Lucky enough to go in the summer so not cold. Very interesting. The Yeoman was a nice friendly... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
nuttynanny
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nuttynanny
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Memorable!

Went to the ceremony of the keys with a friend I hadn't see for 30 years. We both absolutely loved... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
AudreyAustin
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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35 Tower Hill, London EC3N 4DR, England
City of London
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+44 20 3166 6278
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"yeoman warder"
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"free event"
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"no photography"
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"ceremony takes place"
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"tickets months in advance"
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"admin fee"
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"actual ceremony"
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"living history"
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"nightly ceremony"
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"english tradition"
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"key ceremony"
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"small group"
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"tower grounds"
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"piece of history"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lucky enough to go in the summer so not cold. Very interesting. The Yeoman was a nice friendly bloke. A few too many people to see it all but definitely worth signing up for tickets. It’s usually a year wait but only £1 per booking....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went to the ceremony of the keys with a friend I hadn't see for 30 years. We both absolutely loved it. It only lasts about 40 minutes, but the experience is brilliant. The Yeomen are hilarious and they tell you little secret tales about the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked this a year ago. It was free, with a £1 booking fee. I would happily pay for it, as it was brilliant. Steve, the Yeoman of the Guard, who escorted us was very funny, knowledgeable and very proud to do hia job The experience...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of our group of 6 friends booked this for FREE about a year ahead of our visit (tickets are limited and sold out way ahead) - and so so glad he did as this was an experience we all thoroughly enjoyed. There were c30...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

What joy. What fun. What fantastic emotions. Our guide, Spike Abbott, talked us through the entire wonderful experience. His style is irreverent, yet respectful and decidedly amusing. He brought alive 700 years of history. The ceremony itself was so moving that it brought me to...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2018

Visiting on a weekend in summer meant I did have to wait about 16 months on the waiting list but it was so worth it, the ceremony was interesting, the guide was funny and informative, would absolutely recommend.

1  Thank Chelsea B
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

We timed our trip to London to overlap with a trip our youngest daughter was taking with her Girl Scout troop. The troop had made plans to do the key ceremony, so we decided to go ahead and get tickets as well. We weren't sure...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

As it's Free I booked about ten months in advance, double date with my girlfriend and one of my best mates from school and his wife, who are both history teachers so they loved it and got to be excitable teacher's pets when the head...More

2  Thank Chriswyc
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

I would advise anyone visiting LONDON to try and get tickets for this piece of history . I feel very honoured to have witnessed this ceremony. You are given a guided tour of the tower and told the history at various locations ( humorously making...More

4  Thank Evelyn F
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

I found out about this FREE event nearly a year ago. Booked my tickets on line and had to wait until May 2018 to see this bit of English tradition. It was excellent. The ceremony is done every night, and has been for at least...More

1  Thank CamCass
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MaureenDe
9 June 2018|
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Response from Rob B | Reviewed this property |
0 Votes This is the Jack The Ripper tour I mentioned above - jack x the x ripper x tours x com x= - and a dot - aka Ripping Yarns
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14 March 2018|
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Response from 12jillm2015 | Reviewed this property |
Afraid you won't make it this year ----but you can have a "go" there may be cancellations. You buy on line,cost is £1.00 and you print your ticket.The person who buys the ticket HAS to be present.Passports are needed as... More
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The tickets were emailed. We printed the tickets and took them along with ID.
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