Your complete guide to the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, Horse Guards and Windsor Castle.
Plus details of the spectacular State, Royal and Military Ceremonial Events in London.
Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace is a must-see free London attraction!
Learn more about the Regiments and Bands on duty, schedules, and information on how to see more of the ceremony than most visitors.
The Queen's Life Guard protect the official entrance to Buckingham Palace and St. James's Palace.
You can see the Queen's Life Guard change daily on Horse Guards Parade.
Windsor Castle Guard change within the walls of the world's oldest inhabited castle.
Watch the ceremony inside the castle, or see the Guards and Band marching to and from Windsor Castle.
Three military ceremonies take place inside the Tower of London every day.
The Tower of London Guard, in conjunction with the Yeomen Warders, are there to protect the Tower.
Always check the schedules for the Changing the Guard ceremony you plan to visit as dates and times can change when the Guards are required for ceremonial or operational duties and due to road closure.
The Four 'O' Clock Parade, also known as the Dismounting Ceremony and Punishment Parade.
The Dismount Parade takes place in the courtyard in front of the Horse Guards building.(Facing Whitehall).
Trooping the Colour, also known as 'The Queen's Birthday Parade', Beating Retreat, State Opening of Parliament, State Visits and the Garter Ceremony are some of the ceremonial events that take place annually.
Learn more about ceremonial events where and when they take place and how to get tickets or the best places to watch from the sidelines.
Royal Wedding- Saturday 19th May
Major General’s Review - Saturday 26th May
The Colonel’s Review - Saturday 2nd June
Household Division Beating Retreat - 6 & 7 June
Queen’s Birthday Parade - Saturday 9th June
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Every night, for about 700 years, the Yeoman Warders, often called Beefeaters, have performed a gate-closing ritual known as the Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London.
You can simply check the dates and times and head for Buckingham Palace to join the huge crowds struggling to see the Changing of the Guard over a sea of heads.
Alternatively you can spend a little bit of time exploring our website to discover how to see all the elements of the Changing of the Guard ceremony to ensure you are in the right place at the right time to see more than most visitors.
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