Changing of the Guard Dates & Times

Dates and times for the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace in October 2022, with details of the Regiments and Bands taking part.

Some information on this website may be out of date following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
We will update the information as soon as possible and should you have an urgent query are welcome to contact us.

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 October 2022

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

Sunday 2 October @ 08:00

The King's Guard:

Number 7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

0800 hours Admin Mount
No Music or Ceremony

Remarks

London Marathon

Monday 3 October @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:

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

Remarks

-

Wednesday 5 October @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

9 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps

Musical Support:

British Army Band Sandhurst (Full Mount)
Band of the Irish Guards (3) (Full Dismount)

Remarks

-

Friday 7 October @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Coldstream Guards (Full Mount)
British Army Band Sandhurst (Full Dismount)

Remarks

-

Sunday 9 October @ 08:00

The King's Guard:

9 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps

Musical Support:

0800 hours Admin Mount
No Music or Ceremony

Remarks

Royal Parks Half Marathon

Monday 10 October @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Number 12 Company Irish Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Grenadier Guards (Full Mount)
British Army Band Sandhurst (Full Dismount)

Remarks

-

Wednesday 12 October @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Coldstream Guards
Band of the Household Cavalry

Remarks

-

Friday 14 October @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

9 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps

Musical Support:

British Army Band Sandhurst (Full Mount)
Band of the Coldstream Guards (Full Dismount)

Remarks

-

Sunday 16 October @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Household Cavalry
British Army Band Sandhurst (Full Dismount)

Remarks

-

Monday 17 October @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

9 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps

Musical Support:

British Army Band Tidworth (Full Mount)
Band of the Grenadier Guards(Full Dismount)

Remarks

-

Wednesday 19 October @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Welsh Guards(Full Mount)
British Army Band Tidworth (Full Dismount)

Remarks

-

Friday 21 October @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

9 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps

Musical Support:

British Army Band Tidworth (Full Mount)
Band of the Welsh Guards(Full Dismount)

Remarks

-

Sunday 23 October @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Welsh Guards(Full Mount)
British Army Band Tidworth (Full Dismount)

Remarks

-

Monday 24 October @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Irish Guards
Band of the Household Cavalry

Remarks

-

Wednesday 26 October @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

12 Company Irish Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Irish Guards
No Musical Support

Remarks

-

Friday 28 October @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

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

Remarks

-

Sunday 30 October @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

9 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps

Musical Support:

British Army Band Tidworth (Full Mount)
Band of the Coldstream Guards (Full Dismount)

Remarks

-

Monday 31 October @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

12 Company Irish Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Grenadier Guards(Full Mount)
British Army Band Colchester (Full Dismount)

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.

Stay safe and hope we will see you soon!

 

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