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Gave me goose bumps

My wife and I were privileged to be invited to see the Ceremony of the Keys as part of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chester, United Kingdom
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What a wonderful experience! I first heard about The Ceremony of the Keys through Blue Peter in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Isobel G
Towcester, United Kingdom
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All reviews yeoman warder free event no photography living history ceremony takes place tickets months in advance actual ceremony nightly ceremony english tradition key ceremony small group tower grounds piece of history unique experience booking fee well worth the effort once in a lifetime
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I were privileged to be invited to see the Ceremony of the Keys as part of the Remembrance Day 2018 celebrations, which was also the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War (Great War / 1914-1918) What a truly...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience! I first heard about The Ceremony of the Keys through Blue Peter in the 1970s and decided then that 'one day' I would go! Well just over a year ago, after a conversation with a friend, I finally booked tickets for...More

Thank Isobel G
Reviewed September 21, 2018

Like many Londoners, I'd previously not known that this ceremony took place, so I was very pleased that I found out about it. It is completely FREE but there is a long waiting list, I booked about a year before we went. The ceremony itself...More

1  Thank Katy G
Reviewed September 17, 2018

We found out about this ceremony in our visit in 2017. We knew we were coming back to London in August 2018, so we booked a YEAR in advance. I think the min time to wait now is around 7-8 months to get tickets. IT...More

Thank GeneK27
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

I booked these tickets about a year in advance as it’s popular but you can get them the same week depending on time of year. The tickets are free. We did not know what to expect and were really surprised and impressed. This ceremony is...More

2  Thank Donna C
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Having waited a year for our opportunity to do this, I must admit I started to worry that it might not be worth the hype! But I am glad to say that my worries were unfounded - this is an absolute must and even though...More

Thank Aggie3hl
Reviewed September 2, 2018

A great ceremony to witness. No photography allowed and you must remain silent which adds to the solemn effect. Our Yeoman Warden was Scott Kelly who was great he gave a short introduction about the Tower and the ceremony and told you what to do...More

Thank Frances H
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I really enjoyed the short experience and privilege of watching this historic ceremony. It runs with military precision from 2130 to 2210 with a detailed and informative commentary both before and after. The fact that it has taken place every night for...More

2  Thank RogerfromTown
Reviewed August 13, 2018 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

1  Thank nuttynanny
Reviewed August 13, 2018

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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June 9, 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
March 14, 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
February 3, 2018|
Response from Taxidevil | Reviewed this property |
The tickets were emailed. We printed the tickets and took them along with ID.