Dates | Changing the Guard / Buckingham Palace, London

Dates for Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace, London in January, February and March 2016.

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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Changing the Guard Dates - January 2016

Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace is scheduled to take place on the  EVEN DATES shown below in January 2016:

January Dates

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

* Changes to January Schedule *

  • No exceptions have been notified at this time

Regiments and Bands Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace in January 2016

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Changing the Guard Dates - February 2016

Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace is scheduled to take place on the  ODD DATES shown below in February 2016:

February Dates

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

Changes to February Schedule *

  • No exceptions have been notified at this time
    Please check nearer the time as this can change.

Regiments and Bands Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace in February 2016

 

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Changing the Guard Dates - March 2016

Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace is scheduled to take place on the EVEN DATES shown below in March 2016:

March Dates

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

Changes to March Schedule *

  • No exceptions have been notified at this time
    Please check nearer the time as this can change.

Regiments and Bands Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace in March 2016

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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

About the 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.

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.