Gun salutes at the Tower of London

The firing of cannons or artillery as a military honour

The firing of cannons or artillery as a military honour

When

  • 15 May and 3, 8, 10 June
13:00

Ticketing information

Gun salutes can be viewed for free on Tower Hill, but Tower of London ticket holders will get a closer view from inside the Tower.

These special commemorative firings take place on the Gun Park located on the Wharf. You do not need a Tower ticket to watch them as they can be viewed on Tower Hill, however closer views will be available inside the Tower for ticket holders.

The Wharf closes at least an hour before the gun salute, and there is no access to parts of the Wharf during the set up and duration of the gun salute. 

There may be more salutes depending on whether state visits are planned.

Gun salutes take place at 13:00 and are 62 rounds unless otherwise stated.

Upcoming gun salutes:

  • 15 May - State Opening of Parliament
  • 3 June - Anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen's coronation
  • 8 June - Her Majesty The Queen's official birthday
  • 10 June - His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh's birthday

Please note, the 13:00 Yeoman Warder Tour will be cancelled when a gun salute is taking place. Tours recommence at 13:30.  

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