For the list of 2019 gun salutes, go here.


Ceremonial military guns go bang bang several times each year in London, at the Tower of London and in the Royal Parks.

The number of rounds fired in a Royal salute depends on the place and occasion.

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 and Fortress, plus another 21 ‘for the City of London’) and 41 on other occasions.

The gun salutes at the Tower of London take place along the riverside, so visible to all, but the area is cramped. Often you get a better view from Tower Bridge.

Herewith, find a list of them as known so far:

Tuesday 6th February

The Queen’s Accession to the Throne

  • Noon – Green Park (41 guns)
  • 1pm – Tower of London (62 guns)

March (date to be confirmed)

State Visit – details to be confirmed (Donald Trump?)

Saturday 21st April

HM The Queen’s Birthday

  • Noon – Hyde Park (41 guns)
  • 1pm – Tower of London (62 guns)

April/May TBC

Birth of the Royal Baby

Saturday 2nd June

HM The Queen’s Coronation

  • Noon – Green Park (41 guns)
  • 1pm – Tower of London (62 guns)

Saturday 9th June

HM The Queen’s Official Birthday

  • 11am – Green Park (41 guns)
  • 1pm – Tower of London (62 guns)

Monday 11th June

HRH Duke of Edinburgh’s Birthday

  • Noon – Hyde Park (41 guns)
  • 1pm – Tower of London (62 guns)

October  23rd

State Visit of the King and Queen of the Netherlands

Noon – Tower of London (41 rounds)

Sunday 11th November

Armistice Gun Salute (details to be confirmed)

Wednesday 14th November

HRH Prince of Wales’ Birthday

  • Noon – Hyde Park (41 guns)
  • 1pm – Tower of London (62 guns)
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One comment
  1. Edmund Yorke says:

    62 rounds not guns.

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