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Queen's Birthday Parade, Trooping the Colour - the highlight of the ceremonial calendar
Queen's Birthday Parade, Trooping the Colour - the highlight of the ceremonial calendar,
Published: 30 December 2015

Whether you're visiting for London for a short break, or staying for a week or two the chances are a visit to Buckingham Palace to see the Changing of the Guard ceremony is on your itinerary?

But one of the most exciting times of year to visit the capital, for those who enjoy pomp and military ceremony, is when one of the high profile ceremonial events, for which Britain is so famous, are taking place.

There's something special about  planning a break or holiday, and we hope this calendar helps you plan a trip you will remember for years to come.

Sunday
24th
January

Perry's Pride' concert in The Guard's Chapel at 17:00 in support of former Garrison Sergeant Major 'Perry' Mason for his cancer charity.

Free entry with a retiring paper collection. Tickets are required: email tickets@householddivision.org.uk or telephone 0207 414 3538.

Tuesday
24th
January

Guards Chapel Recital Series at 13:10 in the Guards' Chapel, Birdcage Walk, London SW1E 6HQ. Guards Saxophone Ensemble "Saxtravaganza!".

Free admission, retiring collection.

Saturday
6th
February

Accession Day: 41 Gun Salute by the KTRHA in Green Park at noon and by the HAC (62 guns) at Gun Wharf, Tower of London at 1300 .

Tuesday
23rd
February

Guards Chapel Recital Series at 13:10 in the Guards' Chapel, Birdcage Walk, London SW1E 6HQ. Grenadier Guards Brass Quintet.

Free admission, retiring collection.

Sunday
13th
March

London Military Band 'Bandstand Concert' at 15:00.

South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, RG12 7PA.

Tuesday
29th
March

Guards' Chapel Recital Series at 13:10 in the Guards' Chapel, Birdcage Walk, London SW1E 6HQ. Guards Saxophone Quintet "Saxophone Colours".

Free admission, retiring collection.

Thurs - Sat
7th - 9th
April

Royal Marines Mountbatten Festival of Music at The Royal Albert Hall. 

Tickets from the Royal Albert Hall Ticket Office Tel: 0845 401 5018 or online www.royalalberthall.com

Thursday
21st
April

Her Majesty The Queen's Birthday
41 Gun Salute by the KTRHA in Green Park at noon and by the HAC (62 guns) at Gun Wharf, Tower of London at 13:00.

Read more about Gun Salutes

Saturday
23rd
April

St. George's Day Concert by The Grenadier and Coldstream Guards Bands at Cadogan Hall.

Tuesday
26th
April

Guards Chapel Recital Series at 13:10 in the Guards' Chapel, Birdcage Walk, London SW1E 6HQ. Guards Flute Ensemble.

Free admission, retiring collection.

Sunday
8th
May

Combined Cavalry Old Comrades Association Parade at Hyde Park at 10:15.

Thurs - Sun
12th - 15th
May

The Queen's 90th Birthday Celebration in Windsor.
The Sunday night show will be broadcast live by ITV.

Tickets for The Queen's 90th Birthday Celebration

Wed - Thurs
25th - 26th
May

Royal Marines Beating Retreat on Horse Guards Parade

Saturday
28th
May

The Major General's Review of Trooping the Colour,Horse Guards Parade

How to apply for tickets and details of the Parade.

Tuesday
31st
May

Guards' Chapel Recital Series at 13:10 in the Guards' Chapel, Birdcage Walk, London SW1E 6HQ. Household Division Strings.

Free admission, retiring collection.

Wed - Thurs
1st - 2nd
June

The Rifles Sounding Retreat on Horse Guards Parade.

Thursday
2nd
June

Coronation Day: 41 Gun Salute by the KTRHA in Hyde Park, Park Lane at noon and by the HAC (62 guns) at Gun Wharf, Tower of London at 13:00.

Read more about Gun Salutes

Saturday
4th
June

The Colonel's Review of Trooping the Colour

How to apply for tickets and details of the Parade.

Wed - Thurs
8th - 9th
June

Household Division Beating Retreat on Horse Guards Parade at 20:30.

Tickets for Household Division Beating Retreat 2016

Saturday
11th
June

The Queen's Birthday Parade, Trooping the Colour - on Horse Guards Parade.
41 Gun Salute by the KTRHA in Green Park at 12:52
Fly past by the RAF at 13:00. Read more about The Queen's Birthday Parade

Monday
13th
June

The Garter Ceremony at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

Wednesday
22nd
June

Concerts in the Park Series.

Corps of Army Music Brass Bands at 20:00 Kneller Hall.

Tuesday
28th
June

Guards' Chapel Recital Series at 13:10 in the Guards Chapel, Birdcage Walk, London SW1E 6HQ. Guards Big Band.

Free admission, retiring collection.

Saturday
2nd
July

Army School of Music - Concerts in the Park Series at Kneller Hall.

16:00 - Big Bands from the Corps' Multi Capability Bands

20:00 - Rock and Pop concert

Wednesday
20th
July

Army School of Music - Concerts in the Park Series at Kneller Hall.

20:00  Military Band concert - Last Night of the Proms

Tuesday
26th
July

Guards' Chapel Recital Series at 13:10 in the Guards' Chapel, Birdcage Walk, London SW1E 6HQ. Lesser Known ensembles of the Household Division including the world famous 18th Century Band of the Coldstream Guards.

Free admission, retiring collection.

Fri 5th to Sat 27th
August

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Edinburgh Military Tattoo tickets and information

Beating Retreat 2015
Household Division Beating Retreat on Horse Guards Parade in 2015

There are lots more things going on in and around London and we hope this whets your appetite and you visit us again soon for the latest information on the Changing of the Guard ceremonies and the Royal and Military ceremonial events taking place in London.