For the list of 2019 gun salutes, go here.


A list of the gun salutes that take place around London during significant events in 2015.

In the Royal Parks, the gun salute is fired by the The King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery, while at the Tower of London, they are fired by the Honourable Artillery Company.

The basic Royal salute is 21 rounds. In Hyde Park an extra 20 rounds are added because it is a Royal Park.

At the Tower of London 62 rounds are fired on Royal anniversaries (the basic 21, plus a further 20 because the Tower is a Royal Palace, plus another 21 ‘for the City of London’) while 41 rounds are fired for other occasions.

DateTimeLocationReason
Fri 6th Feb12pmHyde ParkThe Queen’s Accession to the throne
1pmTower of London
Tue 21st Apr12pmHyde ParkThe Queen’s Birthday
1pmTower of London
Tues 3rd Mar12pmTower of LondonTBC
Tues 2nd June12pmHyde ParkThe Queen’s Coronation
1pmTower of London
Wed 10th June12pmHyde ParkDuke of Edinburgh’s Birthday
1pmTower of London
Sat 13th June11amGreen ParkThe Queen’s Official Birthday
1pmTower of London
Sat 14th Nov1pmTower of LondonPrince of Wales’ Birthday

There will also be a gun salute as Parliament is prorogued before the May General Election, and shortly after the General Election for the State Opening of Parliament.

We can also expect a gun salute when Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to her second child — roughly around April time.

Others can be added — such as if there is a state visit at short notice.

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