Tower of London Ceremony of the Keys

Where: Tower of London -at the Gate
When: Every day
Time: 9.53 pm precisely


The Chief Yeoman Warder (or Beefeater) starts his nightly inspection of the Tower of London by locking the gates until morning. He is accompanied by guards and all wear their traditional costumes ; they are saluted by sentries at each gate as they do their rounds and the custom is allegedly over 700 years old. Though the Sovereign  doesn’t live the Tower any more, there are still plenty of things to guard, like the Crown Jewels.

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Admission is free but you must apply for tickets in  advance (see link below)

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