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Tickets Alert: London Concours luxury car show
Tickets Alert: London Concours luxury car show

Tickets Alert: London Concours luxury car show

Something to look forward to if you like looking at expensive cars — a big display of them is returning to London in the summer.

Feb
09
Tickets Alert: London Concours luxury car exhibition
Tickets Alert: London Concours luxury car exhibition

Tickets Alert: London Concours luxury car exhibition

Something to look forward to if you like looking at expensive cars -- a big display of them is returning to London in the summer.

Jan
19
2021
Tickets Alert: London Concours luxury car exhibition
Tickets Alert: London Concours luxury car exhibition

Tickets Alert: London Concours luxury car exhibition

A luxury event full of people sipping champagne while looking at expensive cars turns out to be quite affordable.

Jul
14
2020
Museums by Appointment – The Honourable Artillery Company
Museums by Appointment – The Honourable Artillery Company

Museums by Appointment – The Honourable Artillery Company

Inside the grand and ancient headquarters of an arm of the Territorial Army is a small, but densely packed museum of military memorabilia.

Jun
19
2019
Expect gunfire and explosions near Old Street tonight
Expect gunfire and explosions near Old Street tonight

Expect gunfire and explosions near Old Street tonight

The weather forecast is good, so what could be a better way to spend a Tuesday evening than sipping a cup of Pimms while watching a military battle that destroys a cricket ground?

May
14
2019
Expect gunfire and explosions near Old Street on Tuesday
Expect gunfire and explosions near Old Street on Tuesday

Expect gunfire and explosions near Old Street on Tuesday

The weather forecast is good, so what could be a better way to spend a Tuesday evening than sipping a cup of Pimms while watching a military battle that destroys a cricket ground?

May
13
2018
Gunfire and explosions near Old Street on Tuesday
Gunfire and explosions near Old Street on Tuesday

Gunfire and explosions near Old Street on Tuesday

The weather forecast is good, so what could be a better way to spend a Tuesday evening than sipping a cup of Pimms while watching a demonstration of military prowess on a cricket ground?

May
11
2015
Gun Salutes in London during 2015
Gun Salutes in London during 2015

Gun Salutes in London during 2015

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

Jan
24
2015
Expect gunfire and explosions near Old St tube station this evening
Expect gunfire and explosions near Old St tube station this evening

Expect gunfire and explosions near Old St tube station this evening

Just around the corner from Old Street tube station lies the main parade ground of the Honourable Artillery Company – and this evening (8th May) will be their annual military display which has a tendency to scare the heck out

May
08
2012
List of Gun Salutes at the Tower of London this year
List of Gun Salutes at the Tower of London this year

List of Gun Salutes at the Tower of London this year

For the list of 2019 gun salutes, go here. Something for your diaries – the list of Gun Salutes that will take place at the Tower of London has been released. Due to the tight space they operate in, if

Jan
13
2012
Explosions and helicopters over Shoreditch last night
Explosions and helicopters over Shoreditch last night

Explosions and helicopters over Shoreditch last night

It would seem that the Shoreditch/Hoxton media posse don’t read this blog – for if they did they would have known that last night was the 2008 and

May
18
2011
Watch a military display in the City of London
Watch a military display in the City of London

Watch a military display in the City of London

Tuesday evening will mark the now annual open evening at the Honourable Artillery Company – a regiment of the Territorial Army – based in a private oasis of greenery in the City of London between Old Street and Moorgate tube

May
16
2011
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom….
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom….

Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom….

If you were by the Tower of London today, your ears might have rung with the Boom Boom Boom Boom of the Queen’s Birthday Salute by the Honourable Artillery Company by the banks of the Thames. 62 Booms in fact

Apr
21
2011
Cannon fire at the Tower of London
Cannon fire at the Tower of London

Cannon fire at the Tower of London

The list of planned formal Gun Salutes at the Tower of London has been published – should you fancy booking a bit of time off to have your ears deafened by the firing of cannons to celebrate an event or

Jan
12
2011
Why didn’t The Pope get a formal gun salute?
Why didn’t The Pope get a formal gun salute?

Why didn’t The Pope get a formal gun salute?

Sometimes being told something will happen makes you suddenly realise that the same event didn’t take place at some other time. For example, I just received a notice from the Port of London Authority that there will be a gun

Sep
21
2010
Open Evening at the Honourable Artillery Company
Open Evening at the Honourable Artillery Company

Open Evening at the Honourable Artillery Company

If you were in the vicinity of Old Street or Moorgate on Tuesday evening, you might have been slightly alarmed by the sight of a very low flying Chinook Helicopter coming into land, shortly followed by the sound of explosions

May
20
2010
The March of the Archers
The March of the Archers

The March of the Archers

Sunday mornings are a good time to take a wander round a nearly deserted City of London. However, had you tried that yesterday, your contemplative meanderings would have been interrupted by a marching band and some 200 longbow archers parading

Oct
12
2009
The Honourable Artillery Company
The Honourable Artillery Company

The Honourable Artillery Company

Last night I spent a very comfortable couple of hours over at the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) in the heart of the City of London for an open evening. It was ostensibly to try and persuade people that signing up

May
21
2008