Changing of the Guard Dates & Times

Dates and times for the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace in January and February 2023 with details of the Regiments and Bands taking part.

Where to Watch Changing the Guard

We are often asked where is the best spot to watch the Changing of the Guard, but as the ceremony spans three locations Buckingham Palace, St James’s Palace and Wellington Barracks there is no single spot where you can see the entire Guard Mount.

If you would like to see the various stages of the ceremony with an expert guide, including the inspection of the, Old Guard, we recommend the award winning Changing the Guard Walking Tour from Fun London Tours who will get you to the right place at the right time.

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Coldstream Guards on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace

Coldstream Guards on the Forecourt of Buckingham Palace

Changing the Guard Schedule January 2023

Confirmed dates, times and details of the Regiments and Bands scheduled for the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace in January 2023.

Changes to the schedule after initial publication are shown in red.

Monday 16 January @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Coldstream Guards
Band of the Grenadier Guards

Remarks

-

Wednesday 18 January @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Number 12 Company Irish Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Welsh Guards
Pipes of Number 12 Company Irish Guards

Remarks

-

Friday 20 January @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Coldstream Guards
Band of the Household Cavalry

Remarks

-

Sunday 22 January @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

23 Parachute Engineer Regiment

Musical Support:

Band of the Irish Guards
Band of the Household Cavalry

Remarks

-

Monday 23 January @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Number 9 Company Irish Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Grenadier Guards
Pipes of Number 12 Company Irish Guards

Remarks

-

Wednesday 25 January @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

23 Parachute Engineer Regiment

Musical Support:

Band of the Grenadier Guards
Band of the Welsh Guards

Remarks

-

Friday 27 January @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Number 9 Company Irish Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Irish Guards
Band of the Scots Guards

Remarks

-

Sunday 29 January @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

23 Parachute Engineer Regiment

Musical Support:

Band of the Scots Guards
Band of the Welsh Guards

Remarks

-

Monday 30 January @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Coldstream Guards
Band of the Irish Guards

Remarks

-

Changing the Guard Schedule February 2023

Confirmed dates, times and details of the Regiments and Bands scheduled for the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace in February 2023.

Changes to Regiments and Bands scheduled to take part can occr from time to time and these changes are shown in red.

Wednesday 1 February @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

23 Parachute Engineer Regiment

Musical Support:

Band of the Coldstream Guards
Band of the Irish Guards

Remarks

-

Friday 3 February @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Number 7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Scots Guards
Band of the Grenadier Guards

Remarks

-

Sunday 5 February @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

23 Parachute Engineer Regiment

Musical Support:

Band of the Household Cavalry
Band of the Grenadier Guards

Remarks

-

Monday 6 February @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Household Cavalry
1st Bn. Welsh Guards Corps of Drums

Remarks

-

Wednesday 8 February @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Number 12 Company Irish Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Grenadier Guards
Irish Guards Pipes & Drums

Remarks

-

Friday 10 February @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

23 Parachute Engineer Regiment

Musical Support:

Band of the Household Cavalry
Irish Guards Pipes & Drums

Remarks

-

Sunday 12 February @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Coldstream Guards
1st Bn. Welsh Guards Corps of Drums

Remarks

-

Monday 13 February @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Grenadier Guards
Band of the Coldstream Guards

Remarks

-

Wednesday 15 February @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

23 Parachute Engineer Regiment

Musical Support:

Band of the Irish Guards
1st Bn. Welsh Guards Corps of Drums

Remarks

-

Friday 17 February @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Coldstream Guards
1st Bn. Welsh Guards Corps of Drums

Remarks

-

Sunday 19 February @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

23 Parachute Engineer Regiment

Musical Support:

Band of the Scots Guards
1st Bn. Welsh Guards Corps of Drums

Remarks

-

Monday 20 February @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Number 7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Scots Guards
Band of the Coldstream Guards

Remarks

-

Wednesday 22 February @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

23 Parachute Engineer Regiment

Musical Support:

Band of the Coldstream Guards
Band of the Scots Guards

Remarks

-

Friday 24 February @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Coldstream Guards
1st Bn. Welsh Guards Corps of Drums

Remarks

-

Sunday 26 February @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

23 Parachute Engineer Regiment

Musical Support:

Band of the Scots Guards
Band of the Welsh Guards

Remarks

-

Monday 27 February @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Number 7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Scots Guards
Band of the Welsh Guards

Remarks

-

Changing the Guard Provisional Dates

The days the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace normally takes place are:

  • August to May - Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays

  • June and July - Daily

Always check the confirmed schedule.

Changing of the Guard Times

Free of watch the Changing of the Guard spans three locations, Buckingham Palace, St James's Palace and Wellington Barracks normal timings are:.

  • 10:43 Old Guard leaves St James's Palace
  • 10:57 New Guard leaves Wellington Barrack
  • 11:00 Official Start Time
  • 11:10 St James's Palace relief leaves Buckingham Palace
  • 11:25 Relieved sentries leave St James's Palace
  • 11:40 Old Guard leaves Buckingham Palace
  • 11:45 St James's Palace Guard leaves Buckingham Palace

Note: Always check the date you plan to visit.

Times can change and on occasions the Guard Mount without music or ceremony!

Visiting Changing The Guard

Where To Watch

Places to watch Changing the Guard
With maps and tips to help you see more

What You Will See

Complete guide to the Changing of the Guard ceremony

Visiting With Children

Suggestions to help younger visitors see the Guards and Bands without a long wait

FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions about Changing the Guard

Walk With The Guards

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.

You can save 10% on this fun packed tour by adding the discount code FUNGUARD10PC when you book a Changing the Guard Walking Tour.

Stay safe and hope we will see you soon!

 

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