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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.

Attend the Ceremony of the Keys

An ancient ceremony takes place every evening inside the Tower of London, hidden from prying eyes.

Rare ceremony to take place at the Tower of London

If you are in the area on Monday (14th Sept), then there will be a chance to see a fairly rare ceremony take place at the Tower of London.

The quiet murmuration of the Tower of London

It can hardly have escaped your notice that something special is happening at the Tower of London at the moment.

130th anniversary of the closure of Tower of London tube station

On this day, 130 years ago, the Tower of London station on the London Underground closed. No, not the one we know today, nor that other one you are thinking of. It's in fact the original of the three that closed.

Watch the ancient Ceremony of the Constable’s Dues on Friday

The ancient Ceremony of the Constable’s Dues will take place this coming Friday, as sailors from the German naval ship, FGS Niedersachsen pay the traditional price for the protection offered by the Tower of London.

A look inside the Lighthouse HQ next to the Tower of London

For just under 500 years, Trinity House has been looking after the safety of seafarers around the coasts of Britain, but an organisation set up to save people from disaster seems to be rather unlucky with its own buildings.

Time to book tickets for Royal Ceremonies

Early each year is the time to dust off the paper and envelopes and remind yourself of those sticky things people used to put on those envelopes before email - to apply for tickets to some ceremonial events.

See London’s best preserved Roman floor in a Church Crypt

If you were to visit a certain Church in the City of London and go down into its crypt museum, almost overlooked under the stairs you can find one of the most perfectly preserved tessellated Roman pavements in the City.

The Queen’s “crystal diamond” arrives at the Tower of London

Yesterday evening, just after the last of the tourists were removed (well, almost all of them), a marching band entered the Tower of London, and the Pageantmaster of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Beacons, escorted by Yeomen carried a “crystal diamond”

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

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

List of Gun Salutes at the Tower of London this year

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 you want to get close to them, you really

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

Tickets to the Tower of London are HOW MUCH!?

Over on Twitter earlier I ReTweeted a blog post by The Greenwich Phantom of some photos taken yesterday – the first day that the Greenwich Observatory had imposed a £10 admission fee. A crowd trying to get their photo taken

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