VIP Tower of London: After Hours Tour & Ceremony of the Keys

44 reviews

1.5 hours

Max 20

Why take this tour?


  • Get exclusive VIP access to the Tower of London after hours, allowing you to explore without the crowds and have the monument all to yourself.
  • Witness the centuries-old Ceremony of the Keys, the world’s oldest military ritual, with guaranteed spots.
  • Hear from your Beefeater guide how a royal residence became one of the world's most infamous prisons.
  • Find out why at least six ravens are kept in the castle—and why a polar bear lived here at one point, too!
  • Hear stories of the famous ghosts who haunt the Tower of London, including those of a few royals.
  • Sites Visited
  • Tower of London
  • Execution Square
  • Traitor's Gate
  • Church of St Peter ad Vincula
  • Bloody Tower (exterior)
  • White Tower (exterior)
  • Ceremony of the Keys
  • Tour Includes
  • After hours access to the Tower of London
  • Access to the Ceremony of the Keys
  • Small group of 20 guests maximum
  • Yeoman Warder guide

Follow one of the Tower of London’s famous Beefeater guards through the grounds of the infamous fortress-turned-prison after the crowds have cleared out.

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Total Customer Reviews: 44

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4.7 /5
based on 39 Walks’ customer ratings
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Our Yeoman Warder tour guide, AJ, was phenomenal. She was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the site and was very personable as well. She made the tour very enjoyable and was easy to engage with and be engaged by. Highly recommend!!
Verified · Michelle · May 29, 2024 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
Ceremony of The Keys with a Yeomen Warder as your guide, cant beat that. Barry was excellent and funny. He even opened up the Chapel. When the ceremony was to commence, our group did in fact get VIP treatment with great positioning to view it all and afterwards Barry made himself available for questions. Highly recommend, totally worth it and a highlight of our trip.
Verified · Elizabeth · Nov 07, 2023 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
Exceeded all our expectations, excellent tour and great guide. I would highly recommend.
Verified · Darin · Oct 07, 2023 · USA · Male · 45 to 54 years
Very interesting & atmospheric tour, really made you feel close to this historical site.
Verified · Andrea · Oct 01, 2023 · Austria · Female · 25 to 34 years
Our Yeoman Warder was great. The tour did not have a lot of content.
Verified · Tony · Oct 01, 2023 · USA · Male · 55 to 64 years

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