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 in January

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

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.

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.
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.
Buckingham Palace

to Buckingham Palace The 'Changing the Guard' ceremony at Buckingham Palace is one of the must-see events for every tourist's itinerary.

Military events in May

Here’s a selection of May events for people interested in the British army

Horse Guards

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

More Military events in 2018/19

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

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.
Cenotaph

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