Dates and times for the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace.
Coldstream Guards Mounting The Queen's Guard
The Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace is scheduled to take place:
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Free of watch the Changing of the Guard spans three locations, Buckingham Palace, St James's Palace and Wellington Barracks normal timings are:.
Note: Always check the date you plan to visit.
Times can change and on occasions the Guard Mount without music or ceremony!
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19 the Changing of the Guard ceremony is not currently be taking place at Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle.
Guardsmen are still mounting 'The Queen's Guard', but at the end of their tour of duty the hand over to the New Guard takes place without music or ceremony.
We are very aware of the disappointment this will no doubt cause and the Household Division intend to resume the Changing of the Guard with all its pomp and pageantry as soon as is safe to do so.
If you’re confined to your home, but would like to see the Guards in action in happier times you can check out the videos on our website, a selection of photo albums from our photographers and visitors, or visit our Facebook Page for hundreds more photos and videos.
As soon as COVID-19 restrictions are eased we will update the calendar and share the information on the social media channels below.
Suggestions to help younger visitors see the Guards and Bands without a long wait
The Changing of the Guard ceremony takes place between three locations Buckingham Palace, St James's Palace and Wellington Barracks.
To end up in the right place at the right time we recommend the award winning Changing the Guard Walking Tour from Fun London Tours.
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Stay safe and hope we will see you soon!