Ceremonial Events Calendar

The State, Royal, military and ceremonial events scheduled to take place in 2021.

On this page you will find links to everything you need to know about Ceremonial Events taking place, in and around London, including their origin, what you will see and how to attend them.

From watching the troops of the Household Division honouring The Queen’s Birthday in an awe inspiring parade to mark her official birthday to a concert in the Guards Chapel ceremonial events take place throughout the year.

Confirmed dates and times for the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace are here.

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Ceremonial Events 2021

Please note the Ceremonial Events listed are shown in good faith, but due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19 can be subject to cancellation or other restrictions depending on the relevant Tier level for London.  

Date

Event

More Info

Saturday
6-February

Accession Day Gun Salute

6-Feb-2021

Gun Salute to mark the occasion of HM Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne.

Time: 12:00 | Venue: The Green Park Cancled

CANCELLED
(Due to COVID Restrictions)

Wednesday
21-April

H.M. The Queen's Birthday

21-Apr-2021

A 41 Gun Salute to mark the Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen.

Time: 12:00 | Venue: Hyde Park

About
Gun Salutes

Saturday
29-May

Trooping the Colour - Major General's Review

29-May-2020

The Colour will be trooped by F Company Scots Guards.

CANCELLED - Full refunds will be automatically given to those that have tickets for the parades on 29 May, 5 June and 12 June. No application for a refund is required.

The Major General Commanding the Household Division will take the salute.

Time: 10:00 | AdmissionTickets | Venue: Horse Guards Parade

NoteTickets for the seated stands on Horse Guards Parade are only available between January and February 2020

About
Trooping the Colour

Thursday
03-June

Coronation Day Gun Salute

03-JUN-19

Coronation Day - Kings Troop RHA will fire a 41 a Gun Salute to mark the Coronation in The Green Park at noon.

The Honourable Artillery Company will fire a 62 Gun Salute at the Tower of London at 13:00

Time: 12:00 | Admission: FREE | Venue: The Green Park

Gun Salutes

Saturday
5-June

Trooping the Colour - Colonel's Review

05-Jun-2020

CANCELLED - Full refunds will be automatically given to those that have tickets for the parades on 29 May, 5 June and 12 June. No application for a refund is required.

The Colour will be trooped by F Company Scots Guards.

HRH The Duke of Kent KG, GCMG, GCVO, will take the salute.

Time: 10:00 | AdmissionTickets | Venue: Horse Guards Parade

NoteTickets for the seated stands on Horse Guards Parade are only available between January and February 2020

About
Trooping the Colour

Thursday
10-June

Gun Salute

10-Jun-2020

A Gun Salute to mark the 100th Birthday of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Kings Troop RHA will fire a 41 a Gun Salute at noon in Hyde Park and the Honourable Artillery Company at 13:00 at the Tower of London.

Time: 12:00 | Admission: FREE | Venue: Hyde Park

Gun Salutes

Wed & Thur
09 & 10 June

Household Division Beating Retreat

09 & 10-Jun-2020

A spectacular musical pageant featuring the Massed Bands of the Household Division and guest performers who will have you on the edge of your seat.

Time: 20:00 | AdmissionTickets | Venue: Horse Guards Parade

About
Beating Retreat

Saturday
12-June

The Queen's Birthday Parade

12-Jun-2020

CANCELLED - Full refunds will be automatically given to those that have tickets for the parades on 29 May, 5 June and 12 June. No application for a refund is required.

Marking the official birthday of Her Majesty the Queen the 'Queen's Birthday Parade is the highlight of the ceremonial calendar.
Over 1,000 officers and men, two hundred horses and the Massed Bands of the Household Division take part in the parade

Time: 10:00 | AdmissionTickets by ballot | Venue: Horse Guards Parade

 

About
Trooping the Colour

Note: A public ballot for Trooping the Colour tickets will not be held this year .
Winners from the 2020 ballot who booked tickets but were unable to attend due to the event being cancelled will be given priority.

TBC

Garter Service

TBC

The Garter Service is held at Windsor Castle.

A limited number of tickets are available to watch the procession to St. George's Chapel.

Venue: Windsor Castle

About the
Garter Service

 

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