Dates | Changing Guard / Buckingham Palace, London

Dates for Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace, London for August, September and October 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 the Guard August 2015

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

3rd - 5th - 7th - 9th - 11th - 13th - 15th- 17th 19th - 21th - 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 without muisc or ceremony
    This is due to road closures for the Prudential bike ride.
  • Monday 3rd August - 48 hour Guard commences
    Guard Mount thereafter on Odd Dates. i.e. 3rd - 5th - 7th etc.

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

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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

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Changing Guard - Confirmed Dates October 2015

Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace is scheduled to take place on EVEN DATES in October 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 October 2015

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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.