Dates and times for the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace plus details of changes to the ceremony during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coldstream Guards Mounting The Queen's Guard
Schedule to take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from August to May and daily in June and July the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace is currently suspended following Government advice to avoid mass gatherings and encourage social distancing, during the Corona Virus pandemic.
The Guards in their traditional red tunics and bearskin hats. 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.
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.
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!
Confirmed Dates and Times for the Changing of the Guard ceremony are added to the calendar as soon as they have been confirmed.
Suspended until further notice.
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!