Military events in London

Don’t forget to visit the Churchill War Rooms. Other military museums worth trying are the Imperial War Museum, National Army Museum and HMS Belfast. Or how about a day-trip to Chatham Dockyards to see a submarine, and Bletchley Park to see the Enigma machines? And there are always lots of military parades in London.

Military events this month

Here’s our pick of the best military events and exhibitions in London this May

Craig recommends… I’ve reviewed all my favourite places: the Churchill War Rooms, RAF Museum and HMS Belfast. A Yeoman Warder Tour at the Tower of London is worth a try. And the best military ceremony is definitely Ceremony of the Keys.

Imperial War Museum

to Imperial War Museum The 'Age Of Terror' exhibition at the Imperial War Museum will include works by Ai Weiwei, Grayson Perry, Ivan Navarro and Gerhard Richter.
Tower of London

Tower of London The Ceremony of the Keys is over 700 years old, and represents the traditional locking up of the Tower of London at night.
Horse Guards

Horse Guards Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to the ceremony at Buckingham Palace, but is usually a lot less crowded.
Tower of London

Tower of London One of the best ways of seeing the Tower of London is alongside a Yeoman Warder (better known as the "Beefeaters").
Horse Guards

Horse Guards The Dismounting Ceremony (or 4 O'Clock Parade) is a short ceremony that takes place every day at the Horse Guards.
Churchill War Rooms

Churchill War Rooms Enjoy a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms, and experience Winston Churchill's wartime bunker from behind the glass.
Horse Guards

Horse Guards Two weeks before they celebrate the Queen's birthday at Trooping the Colour, they hold the Major General's Review.
Horse Guards

to Horse Guards Beating Retreat is a magnificent pageant of military music and drill by the Massed Bands of the Royal Marines on Horse Guards Parade.

Military events in June

Here are some June events for people interested in war and the military

Tower of London

Tower of London The HAC will be firing a 62-gun salute by the Tower of London, to mark the anniversary of the Queen's Coronation in 1953.
Green Park

Green Park The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery will be firing a 41-gun salute to mark the 64th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation.
Horse Guards

Horse Guards One week before the actual 'Trooping the Colour' parade, they hold a second rehearsal called "The Colonel's Review".
Tate Britain

to Tate Britain Tate Britain's 'Aftermath' exhibition will explore how British, German and French artists responded at the end of World War I.
Horse Guards

to Horse Guards Beating Retreat is a floodlit pageant of military music and drill on Horse Guards Parade, ending with a salute to the Queen.
Horse Guards

Horse Guards Watch a parade of soldiers and bands marching down The Mall in 'Trooping the Colour', to celebrate the Queen's birthday.
Tower of London

Tower of London The HAC will be firing off a 62-gun salute by Gun Wharf at the Tower of London, to honour Prince Philip's 96th birthday.
Hyde Park

Hyde Park The KTRHA will be firing a 41-gun salute for Prince Philip in Hyde Park, to mark the Duke of Edinburgh's 96th birthday.

More Military events in 2018/19

Here are some more upcoming military events, for people who like to plan ahead

Queen’s Gallery

to Queen’s Gallery The 'Shadows of War' exhibition at the Queen's Gallery reveals the futility of war through Roger Fenton's photographs of the Crimean War.
Cenotaph

Cenotaph On Remembrance Sunday the Queen, war veterans and politicians, will gather to remember our war dead at The Cenotaph.
Tower of London

Tower of London The HAC will be firing off a 62-gun salute at the Tower of London, to make sure everyone knows it's Prince Charles' birthday.
Green Park

Green Park The KTRHA will be firing a 41-gun salute in Green Park to mark Prince Charles' 69th birthday (happy birthday Charlie!)
 
 
 
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