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Gun Salutes in London during 2019

Ceremonial military guns will go bang bang several times in London during 2019, at the Tower of London and in the Royal Parks.


Gun Salutes in London during 2018

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


Gun Salutes in London during 2017

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


Go swimming in the Serpentine

Next month there is to be a mass swimming event in the open chilly waters of the Serpentine lake in Hyde Park.


Builders discover the original “spend a penny” toilet

The remains of a 165-year-old toilet from the Great Exhibition which helped coin the phrase 'spend a penny' have been uncovered in London's Hyde Park.


Serpentine Pavilion 2016 Unveiled

Hyde Park's Serpentine Gallery has shown off the latest in its annual temporary pavilions -- an unzipped triangular cathedral.


Unbuilt London: A giant pyramid for Hyde Park

Compared to the great monuments of ancient lands, there are few if any buildings in London which can withstand the ravages of the millennia, and it's time to build a mighty monument so that future generations can remember the grandeur that is the capital of a mighty empire.


Gun Salutes in London during 2015

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


Gun Salutes in Hyde Park and at the Tower of London today

As today marks — depending on how you look at it — the 60th anniversary of the death of the Last Emperor of India, or the Accession to the Throne of Queen Elizabeth II, there will be ceremonial gun salutes


The huge undercroft under the Albert Memorial

I am sure you are familiar with the huge Albert Memorial in Hyde Park by the Albert Hall, but did you know that there is a vast underground structure underneath it? Time to reminisce about a place I visited four


A tour of Grosvenor House Hotel

Another of the Open House London events – a guided tour of one of London’s more luxurious hotels, which is probably more famous for its basement, than for its rooms. Grosvenor House Hotel is named after the original occupants of


More Picnics Please

A slightly weird email arrived today from the Royal Parks in London promoting a new website and marketing campaign they are running to encourage people to have picnics in the Royal Parks. What’s weird about it is that it is


Going Underneath the Albert Memorial

This morning I had the pleasure of visiting a structure that most people don’t even know exists – despite part of it being quite famous. The bit most people will have seen, is the famous Albert Memorial in London’s Hyde