Changing the Guard | Dates & Times / Buckingham Palace

Confirmed dates for Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, London for July, August and September 2015.

Updates to Schedule for Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace.

Confirmed dates, below, for Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace can change at short notice, when the Guards are required for operational or other ceremonial duties.

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Confirmed Dates - Changing of the Guard July 2015

Dates Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace is scheduled to take place in July:

1st - 2nd - 3rd - 4th - 5th - 6th - 7th - 8th - 9th - 10th - 11th - 12th - 13th - 14th
15th - 16th - 17th - 18th - 19th - 20th - 21st - 22nd - 23rd - 24th - 25th - 26th
27th - 28th - 29th - 30th - 31st

* Exceptions *

  • No exceptions have been notified at this time

Details of the Regiments and Bands Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace in July 2015

Confirmed Dates - Changing of the Guard August 2015

Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace is scheduled to take place on ODD DATES in August unless stated otherwise below:

2nd* - 3rd - 5th - 7th - 9th - 11th - 13th - 15th - 17th
19th - 21st - 23rd - 25th - 27th - 29th - 31st

* Exceptions *

  • Saturday 1st August - Changing Guard - is at 08:00 without music or ceremony
  • Sunday 2nd August - Changing Guard is scheduled. Please check again as we do not have confirmation if the Prudential bike ride will cause this to be cancelled.
  • 48 hour Guard - Commences on 3rd August 2015.
    Guard Mount thereafter on Odd Dates. i.e. 3rd - 5th - 7th etc.

Details of the Regiments and Bands Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace in August 2015

Times for Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace

  • 11:15 - Guards, with band, start to arrive at Buckingham Palace
  • 11:30 - Official start time for Changing of the Guard
  • 12:00 - Changing of the Guard ceremony ends

Confirmed Dates - Changing of the Guard September 2015

Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace is scheduled to take place on EVEN DATES in September unless stated otherwise below:

2nd - 4th - 6th - 8th - 10th - 12th - 14th - 16th - 18th - 20th - 22nd - 24th - 26th - 28th - 30th

* Exceptions *

  • No exceptions have been notified at this time

Regiments and Bands Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace in September 2015

Wet Weather Cancellations

Changing the Guard does not take place on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace in very wet weather.

Any decision to cancel Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace, due to wet weather, is made by the Captain of the Guard at the last minute.

This means we cannot update our web site in time to help people who are en-route or have already arrived at Buckingham Palace to see the Changing of the Guard ceremony.

Provisional Dates

We publish Provisional Dates for Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace for the following 3 months.
These provisional dates can change, sometimes at short notice, when the 'Foot Guards' are required for operational or other ceremonial duties.

Getting to Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace

Address: Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA

By Underground

The nearest tube stations are:
Victoria - About 15 minutes District, Circle &Victoria line
Green Park - 10 minutes walk Piccadilly, Victoria & Jubilee line
St James's Park - 10 minutes walk District & Circle line

By Train

Nearest, mainline, train station:
London Victoria - About 15 minutes walk

By Bus

Bus Numbers: 11, 211, 239, C1 & C10 Stop on Buckingham Palace Rd.

By Car

Not recommended, the Palace is in the congestion charge zone.
Parking is difficult to find and expensive.