Your complete guide to the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, Horse Guards, Windsor Castle and the Tower of London.
Plus details of the spectacular State, Royal and Military Ceremonial Events taking place and other things to see and do while you're in London.
Trooping the Colour, also known as 'The King's Birthday Parade', Beating Retreat, State Opening of Parliament, State Visits and the Garter Ceremony are some of the ceremonial events that take place annually.
Learn more about ceremonial events where and when they take place and how to get tickets or the best places to watch from the sidelines.
Coronation Day .- Sat 06 May 2023
His Majesty King Charles III is crowned in Westminster Abbey
Major General's Review - Sat 03 June 2023
The Colonel s Review - Sat 10 June 2023
King's Birthday Parade - Sat 17 June 2023
Beating Retreat - Tue 4 Wed 5 Thur 6 July 2023
Most first time visitors, to the Changing of the Guard, check the dates and times then head for Buckingham Palace to join the huge crowd struggling to find a spot close to the Palace railings.
Alternatively you can spend a little bit of time exploring our website to discover how to see all the elements of the Changing of the Guard ceremony and see more than most visitors.
Check out our media pages for a rich collection of photographs and videos reflecting the pomp, ceremony and uniquely British flavour of Changing of the Guard and the State, Royal and Military Ceremonial Events captured by our photographers and visitors.
We hope our website helps you enjoy your visit to the Changing of the Guard and provides answers to your questions.
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