Dates | Changing the Guard / Buckingham Palace, London
Dates for Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace, London for December and January 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 - December 2015
Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace is scheduled to take place on ODD DATES in December except as stated below:
1st - 3rd - 5th - 7th - 9th - 11th - 13th - 15th- 17th 19th - 21th - 22nd* - 24th* - 27th - 29th - 31st
* Changes to December Schedule *
- 22nd December - Changing the Guard ceremony - Buckingham Palace
- 23rd December - No Guard Mount
- 24th December - Changing the Guard ceremony - Buckingham Palace
- 25th December - No Guard Mount
Regiments and Bands Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace in December 2015
Changing the Guard Dates - January 2016
Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace is scheduled to take place on EVEN DATES in January 2016 unless stated otherwise below:
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
Please check nearer the time as this can change.
Regiments and Bands Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace in January 2016 - TBC
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
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 TrainNearest, mainline, train station:
London Victoria - About 15 minutes walk
Bus Numbers: 11, 211, 239, C1 & C10 Stop on Buckingham Palace Rd.
Not recommended, the Palace is in the congestion charge zone.
Parking is difficult to find and expensive.