Changing of the Guard Dates & Times

Dates and times for the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace in December 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Some information on this website may be out of date following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.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.

Scroll down for confirmed schedules

Coldstream Guards on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace

Coldstream Guards on the Forecourt of Buckingham Palace

Changing the Guard Schedule December 2022

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

Friday 02 December @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Scots Guards
Band of the Irish Guards

Remarks

-

Sunday 04 December @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Number 9 Company Irish Guards

Musical Support:

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

Remarks

-

Monday 05 December @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Number 7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Scots Guards
Band of the Irish Guards

Remarks

-

Wednesday 07 December @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Irish Guards
Band of the Scots Guards

Remarks

-

Friday 09 December @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Number 9 Company Irish Guards

Musical Support:

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

Remarks

-

Sunday 11 December @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Number 7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Household Cavalry
Band of the Grenadier Guards

Remarks

-

Monday 12 December @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Scots Guards
No Musical Support

Remarks

-

Wednesday 14 December @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Grenadier Guards
Band of the Irish Guards

Remarks

-

Friday 16 December @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Number 7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Grenadier Guards
Band of the Scots Guards

Remarks

-

Sunday 18 December @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Coldstream Guards
Band of the Grenadier Guards

Remarks

-

Monday 19 December @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Irish Guards
Band of the Household Cavalry

Remarks

-

Wednesday 21 December @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Number 7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Irish Guards
Band of the Household Cavalry

Remarks

-

Friday 23 December @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Irish Guards
Band of the Household Cavalry

Remarks

-

Tuesday 27 December @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Number 9 Company Irish Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Irish Guards
No Musical Support

Remarks

-

Wednesday 28 December @ 11:00

The King's Guard:

Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Irish Guards
Band of the Household Cavlary

Remarks

-

Friday 30 December @ 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

-

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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