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Ceremony of the Keys

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Just saw that HRP have reopened bookings for the Ceremony of the Keys, for anyone who doesn't fancy the usual year-long wait for tickets.

https://www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london/whats-on/ceremony-of-the-keys/#gs.2n2tz0

Note, I had a quick look and I was plunged into number 52596 in the queue! For anyone who misses out. Keep checking closer to the time you will be in London as returned/new tickets sometimes become available at short notice.

Good luck!

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Tring, United...
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I believe that if you become a member of hrp, you get priority for tickets for the Ceremony, as well as other perks.

Presumably the wait time is exacerbated by reschedule due to covid.

Edited: 30 May 2021, 20:47
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Thanks will take a look

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Got on all of June sold out and it wasn't letting me select any dates beyond this. May be they are only releasing one month ahead at the moment. Worth checking back though

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I checked last night with no queuing and it let me select a date but then said 0 places available. The only other available date had 1 space when I wanted 2.

Agree it looks like only one month is released at a time so keep checking back.

We booked for last year but it was cancelled, noticed the booking fee has gone up to £10 from £1 on our previous one.

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Yes it's a big jump in the fee. I remember when it was free.

Perhaps they're staggering the release of tickets at the moment in case of lockdowns.

Edited: 31 May 2021, 17:06
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Several years ago it was book six weeks out which I did. I had a reservation for an evening when TALF had a pub meet at the George on the South Bank. I had he good fortune to meet Adamhornets, Mick67 , and a couple of other regulars at that time. Adam ushered me to the Tube to head towards Tower Hill--IIRC it was the new Jubilee Line with new cars, but it's been awhile.

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Interesting to hear that this has reopened. We were lucky enough to watch the ceremony a few years ago and it is well worth the increased fee.

Tring, United...
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#4

Yes, I think they've had to raise prices to recoup the money lost to Covid, and had to make people redundant to try and make ends meet.

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I've seen that July dates aren't available yet. I poked HRP to ask them (FB Messenger and their online form) when July will open, but no response.

I don't suppose anyone has any guesses as to when they might open July for booking. :)

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From the site -

Sold out for June. Tickets for 1–16 July will be announced on 15 June.

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