The Ceremony of the Keys, ​Tower of London, 15 October

15 October 2021

The Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London and dinner at Le Pont de la Tour.

THE CEREMONY OF THE KEYS

The Ceremony of the Keys is the traditional locking up of the Tower of London each night. Set amidst the mighty battlements of this ancient fortress, it is one of the oldest and most colourful surviving ceremonies of its kind having been enacted every night, without fail, for well over 700 years in much the same form as we know it today.

There is no better time to enjoy the majesty of the Tower of London then when the public visitors have left for the day, and it is just the Yeoman Warders and the ravens still there.

Prior to attending the Ceremony of the Keys, guests will be taken on an hour-  long external tour by a Yeoman Warder. The Yeoman Warders live at the Tower and have remarkable stories to tell, about it’s history. As well as letting you in on a few secrets about life as a modern-day resident (try ordering pizza to be delivered and then giving your address as The Tower of London)

Following your tour, you will assemble to witness this historic ceremony.

With the Tower secure for another evening, guests depart. 

LE PONT DE LA TOUR

Located, on the south bank of the Thames, by Tower Bridge Le Pont de la Tour is the perfect place to begin your evening as we welcome you with a glass of Champagne.

Le Pont de la Tour overlooks the river Thames, with a focus on traditional yet innovative French cuisine. The restaurant draws inspiration from classic French cuisine with unexpected but thoughtful twists.

You will enjoy a three-course dinner with accompanying wines.

After dinner we will have cars waiting to take you across Tower Bridge to the Tower of London. 


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Provisional Itinerary:

6.00pm Guest Meet at the Pont de La Tour, Butlers Wharf  

Champagne on arrival 

Three course dinner

8.00pm Cars arrive to take you to the Tower of London

8.30pm Private external tour of the Tower of London  with the Yeoman Warden

9.45pm Guests are gathered at Traitors Gate for the Ceremony of the Keys

10.05pm Ceremony ends and guests depart via the West Gate. 

Your Ceremony of the Keys Package includes:

  • Champagne on arrival at the Pont de la Tour
  • Three course dinner at the Pont de la Tour with accompanying wines 
  • Coffee, tea and petit fours
  • Cars to the Tower of London 
  • Private guided tour with a Yeoman Warder 
  • The Ceremony of the Keys
  • Oliver Myles Event Management throughout.

Price per person – £269 + vat