Changing of the Guard Dates & Times

Dates and times for the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace in August 2022, 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 Mounting The Queen's Guard

Changing the Guard Schedule August 2022

Confirmed dates, times and details of the Regiments and Bands scheduled for the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace in August 2022.

This month 48 hour Guards resume..

Monday 1 August @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

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

Remarks

-

Wednesday 3 August @

The Queen's Guard:

Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Irish Guards
Band of the Grenadier Guards

Remarks

-

Friday 5 August @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

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

Remarks

-

Sunday 7 August @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

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

Remarks

-

Monday 8 August @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Scots Guards
Band of the Grenadier Guards

Remarks

-

Wednesday 10 August @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

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

Remarks

-

Friday 12 August @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Scots Guards
Band of the Grenadier Guards

Remarks

-

Sunday 14 August @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

1st Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Scots Guards
No Musical Support

Remarks

-

Monday 15 August @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Scots Guards
Band of the Household Cavalry

Remarks

-

Wednesday 17 August @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

1st Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Scots Guards
1st Bn. Irish Guards Drums or Pipes

Remarks

-

Friday 19 August @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Household Cavalry
1st Bn. Irish Guards Drums or Pipes

Remarks

-

Sunday 21 August @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

1st Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Scots Guards
1st Bn. Irish Guards Drums or Pipes

Remarks

-

Monday 22 August @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

1st Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Welsh Guards
1st Bn. Irish Guards Drums or Pipes

Remarks

-

Wednesday 24 August @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

1st Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Welsh Guards
1st Bn. Irish Guards Drums or Pipes

Remarks

-

Friday 26 August @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Scots Guards
Band of the Welsh Guards

Remarks

-

Sunday 28 August @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

1st Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Welsh Guards
1st Bn. Irish Guards Drums or Pipes

Remarks

-

Monday 29 August @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

1st Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Welsh Guards
1st Bn. Irish Guards Drums or Pipes

Remarks

-

Wednesday 31 August @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Irish Guards
1st Bn. Irish Guards Drums or Pipes

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.

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