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.  



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Accession Day Gun Salute


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

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

(Due to COVID Restrictions)


H.M. The Queen's Birthday


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

Time: 12:00 | Venue: Hyde Park

Gun Salutes


Coronation Day Gun Salute


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


The Queen's Birthday Parade


An adapted Queen's Birthday Parade, to mark the official birthday of Her Majesty the Queen, will take place inside Windsor Castle.

Windsor Castle will be closed on 12 & 13 June 2021

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


Trooping the Colour



Garter Service


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

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Garter Service
Tueday 20th July
Wednesday 21st July
Thursday 22nd July

The Sword and the Crown -

20, 21 &22 July 2021
A Military Musical Spectacular on Horse Guards Parade at 19:30

Ticket sales start 29th May: - https://householddivision.eventbrite

Saturday 13th November Lord Mayor's Show
Saturday 13th November British Legion Festival of Remembrance at The Royal Albert Hall  
Sunday 14th November National Act of Remembrance at The Cenotaph  


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Changing of the Guard

Changing of the Guard is one of the most popular attractions in London.

Find out when Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace takes place, along with information, tips and maps to help you see more of this colourful ceremony.

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