Ceremonial Events Calendar

The State, Royal, military and ceremonial events scheduled to take place in 2019.

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.

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

Wednesday
09-January

Birthday - HRH Duchess of Cambridge

09-Jan-19

37th Birthday of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge

Friday
11-January

Guards Chapel Concert Series

11-Jan-19

Guards Chapel Concert by the Countess of Wessex's String Orchestra

Time: 19:00 | Admission: FREE | Venue: Guards Chapel, Bridcage Walk, London, SW1E 6HQ

Thursday
24-January

Guards Chapel Concert Series

24-Jan-19

Guards Chapel Concert by the Countess of Wessex's String Orchestra

Time: 19:00 | Admission: FREE | Venue: Guards Chapel, Bridcage Walk, London, SW1E 6HQ

Friday
25-January

Guards Chapel Concert Series

25-Jan-19

Band of the Scots Guards, Burns Night Concert in the Guards' Chapel

Time: 19:00 | Admission: FREE | Venue: Guards Chapel, Bridcage Walk, London, SW1E 6HQ

Friday
01-February

Guards Chapel Concert

01-Feb-19

Guards Chapel Concert by the Countess of Wessex's String Orchestra

Time: 19:00 | Admission: FREE | Venue: Guards Chapel, Bridcage Walk, London, SW1E 6HQ

Wednesday
06-February

Accession Day Gun Salute

06-Feb-19

41 Gun Salute by the Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery

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

62 Gun Salute by the Honourable Artillery Company

Time: 13:00 | Admission: FREE | Venue: Gun Wharf, Tower of London

Fri & Sat
15-16 March

Mountbatten Festival of Music

15&16-Mar-19

Featuring the Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, performing over two nights at the Royal Albert Hall

Time: 19:30 | Admission: Tickets | Venue: Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP

Tuesday
26-March

Guards Chapel Concert Series

26-Mar-18

Guards Trombones

Time: 13:10 | Admission: FREE | Venue: Guards Chapel, Bridcage Walk, London, SW1E 6HQ

 

Sunday
21-April

Her Majesty The Queen's Birthday

21-Apr-19

Monday
22-April

Gun Salute

22-Apr-19

41 Gun Salute by the Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery to mark the Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen

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

Tuesday
23-April

Birthday - HRH Prince Louis

23-Apr-19

The 1st Birthday of Prince Louis of Cambridge

Tuesday
30-April

Guards Chapel Concert Series

30-Apr-19

Two Horns and String Quintet

Time: 13:10 | Admission: FREE | Venue: Guards Chapel, Bridcage Walk, London, SW1E 6HQ

Thursday
02-May

Birthday- Princess Charlotte

02-May-19

The 4th Birthday of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge

Friday
10-May

HGM 1

10-May-19

The Queen's Guard Mount from Horse Guards Parade, following a Trooping the Colour rehearsal.

Monday
13-May

HGM 2

13-May-19

The Queen's Guard Mount from Horse Guards Parade, following a Trooping the Colour rehearsal.

Friday
17-May

HGM 3

17-May-19

The Queen's Guard Mount from Horse Guards Parade, following a Trooping the Colour rehearsal.

Saturday
25-May

Trooping the Colour (Major Generals Review)

25-May-19

The Colour will be trooped by 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards. The Major General Commanding the Household Division will take the salute.

Time: 10:00 | Admission: Tickets | Venue: Horse Guards Parade

Note: Tickets are only available between January and February 2019

Saturday
01-May

Trooping the Colour (Colonels Review)

01-Jun-19

The Colour will be trooped by 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards. HRH The Duke of York, Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, will take the salute

Time: 10:00 | Admission: Tickets | Venue: Horse Guards Parade

Note: Tickets are only available between January and February 2019

Monday
03-June

Coronation Day Gun Salute

03-Jun-19

Gun Salutes are not fired on Sundays. Therefore as Coronation Day falls on a Sunday this year the Gun Salute take place on Monday.

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

Wed & Thu
05 & 06 June

Household Division Beating Retreat

5&6-Jun-19

A speculator 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 | Admission: Tickets | Venue: Horse Guards Parade

Saturday
08-June

Queen's Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour)

08-Jun-19

The Queen's Birthday Parade is the highlight of the ceremonial calendar.

Time: 10:00 | Admission: Tickets by Ballot | Venue: Horse Guards Parade

Note: The ballot for tickets to The Queen's Birthday Parade is open between January and February 2019

Monday
10-June

Birthday- HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

10-Jun-19

Gun Salute to mark the 98th Birthday of HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

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

Monday
17-June

Garter Service

17-Jun-19

A limited number of tickets is available for members of the public to stand inside the precincts of Windsor Castle and watch the procession to St. George's Chapel.

Time: | Admission: How to Apply For Tickets | Venue: Windsor Castle

Friday
21-June

Birthday- HRH Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge

21-Jun-19

The 37th Birthday of HRH Prince William the Duke of Cambridge

Tuesday
25-June

Guards Chapel Concert Series

25-Jun-19

Guards Big Band

Time: 13:10 | Admission: FREE | Venue: Guards Chapel, Bridcage Walk, London, SW1E 6HQ

 

Monday
22-July

Birthday- HRH Prince George

22-Jul-19

The 6th Birthday of Prince George of Cambridge

Tuesday
30-July

Guards Chapel Concert Series

30-Jul-19

Chamber Ensembles from the Band of the Scots Guards

Time: 13:10 | Admission: FREE | Venue: Guards Chapel, Bridcage Walk, London, SW1E 6HQ

Friday
2-24-August

Edinburgh Military Tattoo

2-24-Aug-19

The Edinburgh Tattoo, set against the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle is a unique mix of military tradition and global cultures.

Time: Ticket Dependant | Admission: Tickets | Venue: Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG

 

Saturday
09-November

Lord Mayors Show

09-Nov-19

The world’s oldest, longest and most splendid civic procession jam packed with pomp and pageantry.

Time: 11:00 (be early) | Admission: FREE | Venue: City of London - between Bank and St Paul's

Saturday
09-November

Festival of Remembrance

09-Nov-19

British Legion Festival of Remembrance - information on this event, including ticketing, will be announced in May 2019

Venue: Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP

Sunday
10-November

Remembrance Sunday

10-Nov-19

National Act of Remembrance at The Cenotaph -a day to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.

Time: 11:00 | Venue: Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A 2ET

Thursday
14-November

HRH The Prince of Wales Birthday

14-Nov-19

HRH The Prince of Wales 71st Birthday: 41 Gun Salute by the Kings Troop RHA at noon and 62 Guns by the Honourable Artillery Company at the Tower of London

Time: 12:00 & 13:00 | Admission: FREE | Venue: 12:00 Green Park and 13:00 Tower of London

 

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