The Queen's Birthday Gun Salutes

 
 
ADDRESS
Green Park, Piccadilly, Hyde Park, London W1J 9DZ 
 
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Dates:
Monday 21st April 2014
 
OPENING TIMES
11.30am for 12noon at Hyde Park | 1pm at Tower of London
 
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The Queen's Birthday Gun SalutesThe Queen celebrates her actual birthday on 21st April privately, but the occasion is marked publicly by gun salutes in central London. The 41-gun Queen's Birthday Gun Salute in Green Park takes place at midday, a 21-gun salute in Windsor Great Park and a 62-gun salute at the Tower Of London at 1pm. At Green Park the salute is carried out by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery who ride into the park, line up abreast and gallop. The Troop itself arrives at around 11.45am ready to fire the first round at midday. The guns are then unhooked and the salute is fired off. The band arrives separately and can usually be seen from about 11.30am. It is a spectacular show of pomp and ceremony and it's also the only time when you will see horses legally at a full gallop in a Royal Park - with a ton and a half of cannon in tow. The Queen's Birthday Gun Salutes are held to celebrate her actual birthday on 21st April, and there are further celebrations for her official birthday in June which is marked by Trooping the Colour.

 

About Green Park

Although many of the parks in London are officially owned by the sovereign, it is the four central London parks (one of which is Green Park) that are usually referred to as 'Royal'. Few Londoners realise, as they navigate the concrete streets on their way to work, the extent to which the Royal Parks dominate the centre of London. More about Green Park

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Green Park Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
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8 minutes walk
 
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Victoria Railway Station
 
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Carrington Street NCP
 
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The Queen's Birthday Gun SalutesThe Queen's Birthday Gun SalutesThe Queen's Birthday Gun SalutesThe Queen celebrates her actual birthday on 21st April privately, but the occasion is marked publicly by gun salutes in central London. The 41-gun Queen's Birthday Gun Salute in Green Park takes place at midday, a 21-gun salute in Windsor Great Park and a 62-gun salute at the Tower Of London at 1pm. At Green Park the salute is carried out by the Ki21st April 2014Monday 21st April 2014 Where:
Green Park,   Piccadilly      W1J 9DZ
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The Queen's Birthday Gun Salutes
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DATES  Monday 21st April 2014
VENUE  Green Park 
The Queen celebrates her actual birthday on 21st April privately, but the occasion is marked publicly by gun salutes in central London. The 41-gun Queen's Birthday Gun Salute in Green Park takes place at midday, a 21-gun salute in Windsor Great Park and a 62-gun salute at the Tower Of London at 1pm. At Green Park the salute is carried out by the Ki... More about this event
 
 

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