There will be a 62-gun salute at the Tower of London to mark the Queen's birthday (which was actually on the 21st).
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 93 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 definitely 93. 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.
> 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”
62-gun salute to mark the Queen’s Coronation – 3 Jun 2019 – 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.
62-gun salute, to mark Prince Philip’s birthday – 10 Jun 2019 – The HAC will be firing off a 62-gun salute by Gun Wharf at the Tower of London to honour Prince Philip's 98th birthday.
62-gun salute for Prince Charles’ birthday – 14 Nov 2019 – 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.
Ceremony of the Keys – Tower of London – Every night – The Ceremony of the Keys is the traditional locking up of the Tower of London and has been taking place every night for 700 years
Changing the Guard at Horse Guards – Every day – Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to Buckingham Palace but it's less crowded and takes place every day
Yeoman Warder tour, at the Tower of London – Every day – One of the best ways of seeing the Tower of London is alongside a Yeoman Warder (better known as the "Beefeaters").
4 O’Clock Parade, or Dismounting Ceremony – Every day – The Dismounting Ceremony (or 4 O'Clock Parade) is a short ceremony that takes place every day at Horse Guards.
Check out our guide to all the daily parades in London
Here are some more free events in London if you want a cheap day out
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