Changing the Guard | Buckingham Palace / Troop Movements
Buckingham Palace, St James’s Palace and Wellington Barrack are the three locations between which the Changing the Guard ceremony takes place.
Walking between these locations lets you see more of the Guards and Bands, taking part in the ceremony, plus a chance to get some great photographs.
You can plan you own route, using the timings below, or book a tour with an expert guide to ensure you are in the best positions to see all of the Changing of the Guard ceremony.
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Troop Movement Timings
Before, during and after the Changing of the Guard ceremony troop movements take place between Buckingham Palace, St James’s Palace and Wellington Barracks.
Before the Ceremony
a contingent remains on duty until relieved by part of the New Guard
During and after the ceremony
The routes the Guards take during these troop movements is also available.
About The Ceremony
Learn more about the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace.