Changing the Guard | Dates & Times / Buckingham Palace

Confirmed dates and times for Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace, London for April, May and June 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 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)

Details of the Regiments and Bands Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace inĀ April 2015

Confirmed Dates - Changing of the Guard May 2015

Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace in May 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* - 31st

Exceptions

  • Guard Mount from Horse Guards - 15th, 18th, 20th, 26th and 28th May
    The New Guard will march from Horse Guards Parade up the Mall to Buckingham Palace for the Changing of the Guard ceremony.
  • No Musical Support - Saturday 30th May (Major General's Review)
    The Major General's Review is the first full dress rehearsal for Trooping the Colour.

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

Confirmed Dates - Changing of the Guard June 2015

Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace in June 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 - 31st

Exceptions

  • No Musical Support - Saturday 6th June (Colonel's Review)
    The Colonel's Review is the second full dress rehearsal for Trooping the Colour
  • Massed Bands - Saturday 13th June (Queens Birthday Parade)
    Trooping the Colour this year are the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards

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

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.