Ceremonial Events Calendar

A guide to the State, Royal, military and ceremonial events scheduled to take place in and around London.

The State Opening of Parliament, Trooping the Colour (Queen’s Birthday Parade) and Beating Retreat are some of the annual highlights.

However, there are many other more events waiting to be discovered by those who enjoy parades, music, symbolism and pageantry steeped in history.

Ceremonial Events 2018

Wednesday
17 October

Household Division Concert Series:

The Countess of Wessex's String Orchestra in the Guards' Chapel at 7pm. Free admission, retiring collection.

 
Tuesday
23 October

State Visit

King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands will be staying as guests of Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace

Tuesday
30 October

Guards' Chapel Recital Series

At 13:10hrs in the Guards' Chapel, Birdcage Walk, London SW1E 6HQ. Band of The Irish Guards ensembles. Free admission, retiring collection.

 
Thursday
1 November

Cenotaph Concert

In the Guards' Chapel 6.30-7.30pm. Coldstream Guards Band, Countess of Wessex's String Orchestra and choirs. (Free tickets available via https://householddivisonevents.eventbrite.co.uk)

 
Saturday
10 November

Lord Mayor's Show

See the new Lord Mayor take to the streets in a gold coach as part of a 3 mile long procession in a ceremony steeped in history and pagentary

 
Saturday
10 November

British Legion Festival of Remembrance at The Royal Albert Hall

Tickets for the Festival of Remembrance have sold out

 
Sunday
11 November

National Act of Remembrance at The Cenotaph

Wednesday
14 November

HRH The Prince of Wales 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 1300 hours.

Tuesday
27 November

Guards' Chapel Recital Series

At 13:10hrs in the Guards' Chapel, Birdcage Walk, London SW1E 6HQ. Guards Wind Quintet. Free admission, retiring collection.

 
Wednesday 28th
& Thursday 29th
November

Scarlet and Gold Concert at Cadogan Hall

Tickets: www.cadoganhall.com/event/scarlet-and-gold-2018

 
Tuesday
18 December

Guards' Chapel Recital Series

At 13:10hrs in the Guards' Chapel, Birdcage Walk, London SW1E 6HQ. Grenadier Guards Brass Ensemble. Free admission, retiring collection.

 
     

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