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

23 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: 23

Verified Ratings
4.8 /5
based on 18 Walks' reviews
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Wonderful tour. Guide was right where he was supposed to be and was very helpful. The tour was fantastic!!
Verified · Shari · Aug 31, 2023 · USA · Female · 55 to 64 years
Our tour guide, Clive was THE BEST. He made this the experience of a lifetime. Worth every penny!! 10/10
Verified · Susan · Aug 10, 2023 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
Barry, our Beefeater, was an excellent guide! He had all kinds of great stories and facts about the Tower and seeing the Ceremony of the Keys is a special London experience we won’t forget!
Verified · Alison · Jul 16, 2023 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
Great tour, all three of us thought Joe was a very interesting guide, lovely time!
Verified · Nancy · Jul 04, 2023 · USA · Female · 55 to 64 years
This was a unique tour and highly recommended. The only downside is because the tower is “closed” you cannot wander around freely to explore and you don’t get to see the Crown Jewels, however it was such a cool experience none of that really mattered to us. If you prefer an authentic experience highly recommend this tour! Cheers
Verified · Kasey · Jul 04, 2023 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years

Meeting Point

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Meeting Point

35 Tower Hill, London EC3N 4DR. Meet your guide at the West Gate entrance. Walk past the Welcome Center until you see two large black gates in front of the giftshop. Your guide will be holding a green Walks sign. 

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.

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