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"The longest running show in London" Tower of London Tip by planxty

Tower of London, London: 519 reviews and 919 photos

  Tower of London by night, UK.
by planxty
  • Tower of London by night, UK. - London
      Tower of London by night, UK.
    by planxty
  • Tower of London, UK. - London
      Tower of London, UK.
    by planxty

I realise that the Tower of london is probably high on the list of must sees for visitors to London, and rightly so. with almost a thousand years of history, the priceless Crown Jewels, ravens and splendidly attired Yeoman warders, it really is a wonderful place to visit.

What people are perhaps less aware of is the Ceremony of the Keys. It is by ticket only (limited numbers) but is really well worth seeing.

Tickets for this ceremony are free but you need to apply 6-8 weeks in advance. Write to The Ceremony of the Keys, Waterloo Block, HM Tower of London, London, England EC3N 4AB enclosing a stamped addressed envelope or coupon-response international and stating the names of the attendees.

As the Yeoman warders put it, at 700 years, it's the longest running show in town.

Address: Tower Hill, EC3
Directions: Tower Hill tube
Phone: +00 44 (0)20 7709 0765

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 7, 2011
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