Karen over at the Europe a la Carte blog has a great article on some of the interesting ceremonies that go on in London.
Here’s an excerpt:
If you’re visiting the UK capital why not try to time your trip to see some London ceremonies described below by Andrea Kirkby. While there are several well known London Ceremonies such as the Changing of the Guard for instance and Trooping the Colour in the summer; then in autumn, it’s the State Opening of Parliament and the Lord Mayor’s Show.
For me though, some of the most interesting ceremonies of the city are much quieter and more intimate affairs. For instance there’s the Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London, which happens every night. It’s a short, understated ceremony, during which the outer gates of the Tower are locked and the guard is dismissed for the night. The surroundings and the dead-of-night hush in the air are what make it so evocative.