Changing of the Guard Dates & Times

Dates and times for the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace in October and November 2019, with details of the Regiments and Bands on duty.

The calendar, below, has the dates the British Army have confirmed Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace is scheduled to take place.
Please check the date you plan to visit, as the Changing of the Guard can occur at different times and on occasions without music or ceremony.

Times for the Changing of the Guard

10:43 - Old Guard leaves St James's Palace for Buckingham Palace

10:57 - New Guard leaves Wellington Barracks for Buckingham Palace

11:00 - Official start time for the Changing of the Guard ceremony

 

The Changing of the Guard ceremony lasts for about 45 minutes

 

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Sunday 13 October @ 08:00

The Queen's Guard:

5th Battalion The Rifles

Musical Support:

No Music or Ceremony
No Music or Ceremony

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

08:00 Admin Mount Royal Parks Half Marathon

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Monday 14 October @ 16:00

The Queen's Guard:

F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:

No Music or Ceremony

Changes /Exceptions

State Opening of Parliament-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Wednesday 16 October @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

5th Battalion The Rifles

Musical Support:

Band and Bugles of The Rifles (Full Mount)
Band of the Coldstream Guards (Full Dismount)

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Friday 18 October @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Welsh Guards (Full Mount)
Band and Bugles of The Rifles (Full Dismount)

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Sunday 20 October @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Scots Guards
Band of the Royal Yeomanry

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Monday 21 October @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Welsh Guards
Band of the Scots Guards

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Wednesday 23 October @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

5th Battalion The Rifles

Musical Support:

Band and Bugles of The Rifles (Full Mount)
Band of the Coldstream Guards (Full Dismount)

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Friday 25 October @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Coldstream Guards (Full Mount)
Band and Bugles of The Rifles (Full Dismount)

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Sunday 27 October @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

5th Battalion The Rifles

Musical Support:

Band and Bugles of The Rifles (Full Mount)
Band of the Welsh Guards (Full Dismount)

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Monday 28 October @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Welsh Guards (Full Mount)
Band and Bugles of The Rifles (Full Dismount)

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Wednesday 30 October @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

5th Battalion The Rifles

Musical Support:

Band and Bugles of The Rifles (Full Mount)
Band of the Welsh Guards (Full Dismount)

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing the Guard Dates - November 2019

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Friday 1 November @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Welsh Guards (Full Mount)
Band and Bugles of The Rifles (Full Dismount)

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Sunday 3 November @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

5th Battalion The Rifles

Musical Support:

Band and Bugles of The Rifles (Full Mount)
Band of the Household Cavalry (Full Dismount)

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Monday 4 November @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Irish Guards (Full Mount)
Band and Bugles of The Rifles (Full Dismount)

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Wednesday 6 November @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

5th Battalion The Rifles

Musical Support:

Band and Bugles of The Rifles (Full Mount)
Band of the Irish Guards (Full Dismount)

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Friday 8 November @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

1st Battalion Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Scots Guards (Full Mount)
Band and Bugles of The Rifles (Full Dismount)

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Sunday 10 November @ 16:00

The Queen's Guard:

7 Company Coldstream Guards

 

16:00 hours Admin Mount
Without Music or Ceremony

Changes /Exceptions

National Act of Remembrance

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Monday 11 November @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Welsh Guards
Band of the Irish Guards

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Wednesday 13 November @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

1st Battalion Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Grenadier Guards
1st Bn. Grenadier Guards Corps of Drums

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Friday 15 November @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Irish Guards
Band of the Welsh Guards

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Sunday 17 November @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

1st Battalion Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

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

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Monday 18 November @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Welsh Guards
Band of the Grenadier Guards

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Wednesday 20 November @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

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

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Friday 22 November @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

1st Battalion Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

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

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Sunday 24 November @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

1st Battalion Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Grenadier Guards
1st Bn. Grenadier Guards Corps of Drums

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Monday 25 November @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

Royal Navy

Musical Support:

Band of HM Royal Marines Commando Training Centre (Full Mount)
Band of the Grenadier Guards (Full Dismount)

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Wednesday 27 November @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

1st Battalion Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Irish Guards (Full Mount)
Band of HM Royal Marines Commando Training Centre (Full Dismount)

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Friday 29 November @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

Royal Navy

Musical Support:

Band of HM Royal Marines Portsmouth (Full Mount)
Band of the Irish Guards (Full Dismount)

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

December Dates for the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace are still under review.

We will update this calendar and share the information on the social media channels below as soon as they are confirmed by the British Army.

 

Featured Pages

To see more of the Changing of the Guard ceremony, than a sea of heads and selfie sticks in front of Buckingham Palace, check out these pages:

About Changing the Guard

  • Where, when & why
  • The Queen's Guard
  • The ceremony
  • Best spots to watch

About Changing the Guard

Troop Movements

Changing the Guard spans three locations these maps and details of troop movements before, during and after the ceremony can help you see more.

Maps and Timings

Visiting With Children

How the kids can see the Guards, hear the Bands play and avoid a long boring wait in the huge crowds in front of Buckingham Palace.

Visit with Children

Wet Weather Cancellations

The decision to cancel, due to rain, can be made as late as 10:45 on the day.
The Captain of the New Guard makes the decision to cancel at the last minute, meaning we cannot update our website in time to help people en-route or already at the Palace.

Frequently Asked Questions

Changing the Guard Schedule Updates

Schedules for the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace are normally confirmed around the 20th of the preceding month.

Dates and Times can change, sometimes at short notice,when the Guards are required for operational or other ceremonial duties, or as a result of road closures.

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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 see the entire Guard Mount and 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.

Provisional Dates

Dates for Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace shown in the calendar above have been confirmed by the British Army.

We anticipate Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace will take place on Sunday's, Monday's, Wednesday's and Friday's between August and May with daily Guard Mounts in June and July.

However, we must stress that these provisional dates have not been confirmed and can change.

Disclaimer - Please Read

Every reasonable effort has been made by changing-guard.com to compile accurate information about the Changing of the Guard ceremony schedules and to keep these up to date.

However, schedules can and do change from time to time, sometimes without notice, meaning we cannot guarantee the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace will take place on the dates stated or accept any responsibility for loss or inconvenience caused by using the information provided on this website.