One of the most unique venues in the South of England. The Guard Chamber occupies the central chamber of the 600 year old Westgate Towers, the gateway to the historic city of Canterbury. Available to hire and with in-house events throughout the year.


The Guard Chamber is available for private hire for everything from music events, historical lectures, sporting events to private parties. It is perfectly placed at the gateway to the city, just 5 minutes from the Marlowe Theatre and Canterbury West Station with its high speed link to London. 

The Pound Bar & Kitchen host their own special events throughout the year such as wine tastings, jazz, Cinema in the Towers and Rugby In The Towers! For details on upcoming events please visit Facebook.

The Guard Chamber has had many uses throughout its long history including the city gaol, gaol chapel and the 100 year old museum which was opened in June 1906. The Museum & Viewpoint are open every day for you to enjoy spectacular views over the city and explore the Towers rich history. Bar Facilities At The Guard Chamber can be supplied with staff for your event. 


Other event spaces


We have a number of other event spaces available for hire. Please contact us to enquire about any of the following:

  • The Comms Room

  • The 3 Cells

  • The Guards Room

  • The Superintendent's Dining Room

  • The Vaults

Coming Soon:

  • The Parade Room (2nd Bar & Dining Space)

  • The Comms Room (Micropub in the base of the Tower)