Join Us in the Tower of London for ‘The Ceremony of the Keys’

January 14, 2017
Join Us in the Tower of London for ‘The Ceremony of the Keys’

Middlesex Light Blues Club

 

PRESENTS ‘HALT! WHO COMES THERE

The Middlesex Light Blues Club is pleased to announce a visit to the Tower of London for ‘The Ceremony of the Keys’. Three separate visits have been arranged but each is limited to just 12 spaces. These are on:

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Wednesday 15th March 2017

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Wednesday 29th March 2017

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Halt! Who comes there? A question asked every evening at the Tower of London. The Ceremony of the Keys is the traditional locking up of the Tower of London and has taken place on each and every night, without fail, for at least 700 years.

Set amidst the mighty battlements of this ancient historic fortress, the Ceremony of the Keys is one of the oldest and most colourful surviving ceremonies of its kind. The importance of securing this fortress for the night is still very relevant because, although the Monarch no longer resides at this royal palace, the Crown Jewels and many other valuables still do!

Visitors will be admitted to the Tower under escort at 21.30 hrs (9.30pm) precisely.

Please note that late arrivals will not be admitted. The ceremony will conclude at 22.05 hrs (10.05pm) after which all visitors will be escorted to the exit. There are no toilet or refreshment facilities available. Photography is not permitted during any part of the ceremony.

This event is for Light Blues Club Members only.

Unfortunately due to the limited number of spaces available Family,
Friends and Dark Blues will not be able to attend.

The Event is free of charge and entry is by group ticket. The dress code is smart casual.

If you are interested and would like to attend this event please RSVP by email:

Leon Hubbard – leonhubbard@btinternet.com

Hurry spaces are very limited!! Spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Please indicate, in order of preference, which date you would like to attend. More details will follow on confirmation of your reserved space.