Changing of the Guard Dates & Times

Dates and times for Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace in March 2024 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 March 2024

Confirmed dates, times and details of the Regiments and Bands scheduled for Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace in March 2024

Changes to the Regiments and Bands scheduled to take part, since first published, are shown in red.

Wednesday 28 February @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Number 7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

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

Remarks


-

Friday 1 March @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Irish Guards
Band of the Scots Guards

Remarks

-

Sunday 3 March @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Scots Guards
Band of the Irish Guards

Remarks

-

Monday 4 March @ 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

-

Wednesday 6 March @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

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

Remarks

-

Friday 8 March @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

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

Remarks

-

Sunday 10 March @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Welsh Guards
Band of the Coldstream Guards

Remarks

-

Monday 11 March @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Welsh Guards
Band of the Irish Guards

Remarks

-

Wednesday 13 March @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Number 7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Coldstream Guards
Band of the Welsh Guards

Remarks

-

Friday 15 March @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Welsh Guards
Band of the Coldstream Guards

Remarks

-

Sunday 17 March @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Grenadier Guards
Band of the Welsh Guards

Remarks

-

Monday 18 March @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Number 7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Grenadier Guards
Band of the Welsh Guards

Remarks

-

Wednesday 20 March @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Number 9 Company Irish Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Irish Guards
Pipes of No. 12 Company Irish Guards

Remarks

-

Friday 22 March @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Irish Guards
Band of the Welsh Guards

Remarks

-

Sunday 24 March @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Number 12 Company Irish Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Welsh Guards
Pipes of No. 12 Company Irish Guards

Remarks

-

Monday 25 March @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Number 9 Company Irish Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Coldstream Guards
Pipes of No. 12 Company Irish Guards

Remarks

-

Wednesday 27 March @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Welsh Guards
Band of the Coldstream Guards

Remarks

-

Friday 29 March @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Number 12 Company Irish Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Coldstream Guards
Band of the Welsh Guards

Remarks

-

Sunday 31 March @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Coldstream 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 2024 - Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
    If 24 hour Guards resume in June & July 2024 we will update or website ASAP

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.

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