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HMS Severn passing through Tower Bridge on Friday
HMS Severn passing through Tower Bridge on Friday

HMS Severn passing through Tower Bridge on Friday

There's a possibility of a naval ship arriving in London on Friday and passing through Tower Bridge.

Aug
25
2021
Tickets Alert: Tours of a Royal Navy ship
Tickets Alert: Tours of a Royal Navy ship

Tickets Alert: Tours of a Royal Navy ship

This coming Saturday will give you a chance to go on board a Royal Navy ship moored in Docklands for a look around.

Jun
18
2019
My scariest ever church tower climb
My scariest ever church tower climb

My scariest ever church tower climb

There's a very significant church in docklands that allowed people to climb up to see the clock mechanism at the weekend. The scariest church tower climb I have ever done.

Sep
12
2017
Tours of a Royal Navy Frigate Announced
Tours of a Royal Navy Frigate Announced

Tours of a Royal Navy Frigate Announced

Next Saturday, there will be a chance to wander around HMS St Albans which will be in Docklands on a visit.

Jul
01
2015
Tours of a Royal Navy minesweeper
Tours of a Royal Navy minesweeper

Tours of a Royal Navy minesweeper

HMS Middleton, one of the Royal Navy's Hunt Class Mine Countermeasures Vessels (MCMV) will be in London next weekend, and the ship will be open for public tours.

Apr
18
2015
Book tickets for free tours of a Royal Navy destroyer
Book tickets for free tours of a Royal Navy destroyer

Book tickets for free tours of a Royal Navy destroyer

One of the UK's newest Destroyers is coming to Greenwich later this month, and they are letting people on for tours.

Apr
13
2015
Free tours of a Royal Navy frigate
Free tours of a Royal Navy frigate

Free tours of a Royal Navy frigate

HMS Westminster, a Duke-class frigate is in London at the moment, based in Docklands, and this Saturday, the general public will be able to go on board for a look around.

Sep
23
2014
Free Tours of the Royal Navy flagship at Greenwich
Free Tours of the Royal Navy flagship at Greenwich

Free Tours of the Royal Navy flagship at Greenwich

Next weekend, the flagship of the Royal Navy --the huge HMS Bulwark will be in London for a few days -- and there will be a chance for the public to go on board.

May
19
2014
Fantasy Architecture — An Aircraft Carrier for London?
Fantasy Architecture — An Aircraft Carrier for London?

Fantasy Architecture — An Aircraft Carrier for London?

Pssst, want a second-hand aircraft carrier? Got one going cheap, only a few million miles on the clock. Go on, would look lovely next to the mantelpiece.

Oct
17
2013
Public Tours of HMS Illustrious Next Weekend
Public Tours of HMS Illustrious Next Weekend

Public Tours of HMS Illustrious Next Weekend

Next week marks a significant military anniversary, and lots of military things will be happening along the Thames as a result. And details have finally been confirmed -- including public tours of HMS Illustrious.

May
03
2013
More tours of HMS Ocean announced
More tours of HMS Ocean announced

More tours of HMS Ocean announced

If you missed out on the chance to visit the Royal Navy's largest warship, currently doing Olympian security duties in Greenwich, then it has been announced that it will be open to the public again during the August Bank Holiday.

Aug
21
2012
Free tours of a Royal Navy Warship on Sunday
Free tours of a Royal Navy Warship on Sunday

Free tours of a Royal Navy Warship on Sunday

HMS Ocean will be arriving in London this evening — an event I expect to photograph, of course — and will be based at Greenwich for the Olympics as part of the ongoing militarisation of sporting events. However, the general

Jul
13
2012
Attending the Ceremony of the Constable’s Dues
Attending the Ceremony of the Constable’s Dues

Attending the Ceremony of the Constable’s Dues

The Ceremony of the Constable’s Dues is one of those ancient traditions that the UK is so damn good at, can be indirectly traced back at least 700 years, and is related to the Crown’s authority over the City of

Jan
28
2012
Free tours of a Royal Navy Destroyer this weekend
Free tours of a Royal Navy Destroyer this weekend

Free tours of a Royal Navy Destroyer this weekend

A press release from the Royal Navy that is worth highlighting – as the Royal Navy’s Type 42 destroyer, HMS Liverpool is in London for a few days – and the public will be let on board to have a

Jan
26
2012
HMS Ark Royal’s Battle Ensign (not) on display in Docklands
HMS Ark Royal’s Battle Ensign (not) on display in Docklands

HMS Ark Royal’s Battle Ensign (not) on display in Docklands

Just up the road from where I live is St Anne’s Limehouse, a Hawksmoor Anglican Church that was consecrated in 1730, one of the twelve churches built through the 1711 Act of Parliament. The Church is significant for several reasons,

May
24
2011
Big Royal Navy Warship visiting Greenwich this week
Big Royal Navy Warship visiting Greenwich this week

Big Royal Navy Warship visiting Greenwich this week

A note from the Royal Navy press office that the Royal Navy amphibious warship HMS Bulwark is taking a break from a busy training schedule to visit London and show off her helicopter and boats in action. The warship arrives

Mar
14
2011
Going on board the Royal Navy Frigate, HMS St Albans
Going on board the Royal Navy Frigate, HMS St Albans

Going on board the Royal Navy Frigate, HMS St Albans

As I got slightly excited about earlier this week, the public are being allowed to go on board HMS St Albans for a look around the ship today. Guided tours for residents of its namesake, St Albans are taking place

Nov
06
2010

Public tours of a Royal Navy frigate this Saturday

For some reason, this didn’t appear on my normal tracking systems, so sorry for the short notice, but this Saturday there will be public tours of the Royal Navy frigate, HMS St Albans (F83), which is in London for a

Nov
04
2010
London Open House Weekend – The Naval Club
London Open House Weekend – The Naval Club

London Open House Weekend – The Naval Club

Another of the pre-booked tours for Open House Weekend were the guided tours of the Naval Club in the rarefied airs of Mayfair. The building itself is a notable example of early 18th century grand houses, and indeed, one of

Sep
24
2009

On board HMS Illustrious: Part 2

The second report on my tour of HMS Illustrious, this time with more words and fewer pictures. I was joined by four other fellow London Bloggers, and after meeting up and trying to watch the helicopter demonstration that was happening

May
10
2009

Helicopter flypast over London

Wandered down towards Greenwich at lunchtime to watch the flyover of 20 helicopters over HMS Illustrious as part of the week’s celebrations. I actually stayed on the north side by Island Gardens as I hoped to get shots of helicopters

May
07
2009

Fireworks over HMS Illustrious tonight

After seeing photos of HMS Illustrious at Greenwich once before with fireworks, on a whim I just checked the PLA website, and they have a navigation warning that advises that there will be fireworks tonight (Thur 7th May). The barge

May
07
2009

A couple of photos of Lusty

I took loads of photos of the aircraft carrier, HMS Illustrious (Lusty) passing through the Thames Barrier, on her way down to Greenwich, but here is a quick couple that looked “not bad” on quick glance. I’ll fiddle with the

May
06
2009

HMS Illustrious to visit London

A few months ago it was announced to those who track such things, that the aircraft carrier, HMS Illustrious would be spending a week in London in May as part of the 100th anniversary of the Navy’s air division. They

Apr
15
2009