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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.


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?


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?


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?


Gun Salutes in London during 2015

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


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


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


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 annual open evening at the HAC by the “silicon roundabout” and wouldn’t have been


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


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


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


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


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


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


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