About the HAC
The HAC – a unique venue in the City of London
The HAC is the London home of the Honourable Artillery Company, a charity incorporated by Henry VIII in 1537 whose primary charitable purpose is the support of the Regiment which bears its name. The Regiment are based in Finsbury Barracks which is part of the London estate and is leased by the Company to the MOD.
The HAC Estate consists of Armoury House, an 18th Century mansion brimming with the Company's long and rich history, the Prince Consort Rooms which is a stylish, modern juxtaposition to Armoury House and the stunning five acre Artillery Garden. These areas combine to create an exceptional and extremely versatile London venue, ideal for conferences, parties, lunches, dinners, sporting events and weddings.
The motto of the HAC is arma pacis fulcra
which can be loosely translated as 'armed strength for peace'. It has been in use for at least three hundred years and can be seen on the earliest known reproduction of the coat of arms of the Company which dates from 1629.