Changing of the Guard Dates & Times

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

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

NOTE:

  • Saturday 1st June: The Major Generals Review
    New Guard led by Band march up The Mall to Buckingham Palace
  • Saturday 7th June: The Colonels Review
    New Guard led by Massed Bands of the Household Division march up The Mall to Buckingham Palace
  • Saturday 15th June: The King's Birthday Parade
    The highlight of the ceremonial calendar with HM The King taking the salute with over 200 horses, 1,400 soldiers, and the Massed Bands of the Household Division on parade plus a Gun Slaute and Flypast

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

Friday 14 June @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Queen’s Gurkha Signals

Musical Support:

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

Remarks

-

Saturday 15 June @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Number 9 Company Irish Guards

Musical Support:

Massed Bands of the Household Division

Remarks

The King's Birthday Parade
About Trooping the Colour

Monday 17 June @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Number 7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

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

Remarks

-

Wednesday 19 June @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Queen’s Gurkha Signals

Musical Support:

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

Remarks

-

Friday 21 June @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

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

Remarks

-

Sunday 23 June @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Queen’s Gurkha Signals

Musical Support:

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

Remarks

-

Wednesday 26 June @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Coldstream Guards
1st Battalion Welsh Guards Corps of Drums

Remarks

-

Friday 28 June @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Coldstream Guards
Band of the Scots Guards

Remarks

-

Sunday 30 June @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Welsh Guards
Corps of Drums of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Remarks

-

Changing the Guard Schedule July 2024

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

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

Sunday 30 June @ 11:00

 

The King's Guard:

1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Welsh Guards
Corps of Drums of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Remarks


-

Monday 1 July @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Coldstream Guards
Band of the Irish Guards

Remarks

-

Wednesday 3 July @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

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

Remarks

-

Friday 5 July @ 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 7 July @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

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

Remarks

-

Monday 8 July @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Number 9 Company Irish Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Irish Guards
Band of the Coldstream Guards

Remarks

-

Wednesday 10 July @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Number 7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

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

Remarks

-

Friday 12 July @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Number 9 Company Irish Guards

Musical Support:

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

Remarks

-

Sunday 14 July @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Number 7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

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

Remarks

-

Monday 15 July @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Coldstream Guards
Band of the Irish Guards

Remarks

-

Wednesday 17 July @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Number 7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

1600hrs Admin Mount
without Music or Ceremony

Remarks

-

Friday 19 July @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Number 12 Company Irish Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Coldstream Guards
Band of the Irish Guards

Remarks

-

Sunday 21 July @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Coldstream Guards
Band of the Irish Guards

Remarks

-

Monday 22 July @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Number 9 Company Irish Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Welsh Guards
Band of the Scots Guards

Remarks

-

Wednesday 24 July @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Scots Guards
Band of the Welsh Guards

Remarks

-

Friday 26 July @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Number 9 Company Irish Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Welsh Guards
Band of the Scots Guards

Remarks

-

Sunday 28 July @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Scots Guards
Band of the Welsh Guards

Remarks

-

Monday 29 July @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Welsh Guards
Band of the Scots Guards

Remarks

-

Wednesday 31 July @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Nijmegen Company Grenadier 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 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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