Hear a 62-gun salute at the Tower of London (Apr 2018)

Address:
, Tower Hill, London51.508599 -0.076331
Tel:
0203 166 6000

Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
1 PM
Tickets & Cost:
Free to watch

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The Tower of London is #8 in our London Bucket List

There will be a 62-gun salute at the Tower of London to mark the Queen's birthday.

It will be fired from four 25-pounder guns by the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) at Gun Wharf (the cobbled path between the Tower of London and the river).

The Queen will be 92 years old this year -- and definitely not 21 (again). Like all women, she tries to convince us that she's still 21 (but she's not). But will we finally let her retire and put her feet up for a well-deserved retirement at Windsor Castle? Answer: no.

If you like gun salutes and military parades, then check out our guide to military events in London to see what's else is on.

 

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Craig’s review of Tower of London – “A bit of bad weather is good. If you can't visit the Tower of London at night then try and come here when it's wet. And I mean proper wet: getting drenched wet. Rain like grey paint that clears the crowds and shows you what it was like 1,000 years ago when the only visitors were prisoners. There are only three places in London where I genuinely dread the crowds: the… continued”

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