Changing the Guard | Dates & Times / Buckingham Palace

Confirmed dates and times for Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace, London for March and April 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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Confrimed Dates - Changing the Guard March 2015

Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace in March takes place on odd dates:

1st - 3rd* -5th - 7th - 9th - 11th - 13th - 15th - 17th - 19th - 21st - 23rd - 25th - 27th - 29th
30th* -31st

*Exceptions*

  • No Musical Support -Tuesday 3rd March
  • Easter Court 24 Hour Guard - 30th March
    Meaning a Changing of the Guard ceremony should take place on the 30th March 2015

Details of the Regiments and Bands Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace for March 2015.

Confirmed Dates - Changing the Guard April 2015

Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace in April takes place Daily:

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

Exceptions

  • No Musical Support: Sunday 26th April - 08:00 Guard Mount . (London Marathon)

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

Changing of the Guard Ceremony

Learn more about the Changing of the Guard Ceremony, where to stand, the routes the guards take as they march to and from Buckingham Palace and where to get the best pictures.

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.