Queen's Life Guard - Dates & Times

Dates and times and information for Changing The Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards Parade in London.

Schedule For Changing The Queen's Life Guard.

The Queens Life Guard are scheduled to Mount Daily in January 2020.

Timings for the Ceremony are: 11:00 Monday - Saturday and at 10:00 on Sundays.

The ceremony for changing 'The Queen's Life Guard' lasts about 30 minutes.

Mounted sentries change every hour from 10:00 until 16:00

At 16:00 a Dismounting Ceremony, known as the 4 o'clock Parade or Punishment Parade takes place, on the forecourt of Horse Guards, when dismounted sentries are posted and the horses returned to their stables.

Queen's Life Guard Duties

January 2020

DATE

THE QUEEN'S LIFE GUARD
HORSE GUARDS PARADE

Wednesday

1st

The Life Guards

Thursday

2nd

Blues & Royals

Friday

3rd

The Life Guards

Saturday

4th

Blues & Royals

Sunday

5th

The Life Guards

Monday

6th

Blues & Royals

Tuesday

7th

The Life Guards

Wednesday

8th

Blues & Royals

Thursday

9th

The Life Guards

Friday

10th

Blues & Royals

Saturday

11th

The Life Guards

Sunday

12th

Blues & Royals

Monday

13th

The Life Guards

Tuesday

14th

Blues & Royals

Wednesday

15th

The Life Guards

Thursday

16th

Blues & Royals

Friday

17th

The Life Guards

Saturday

18th

Blues & Royals

Sunday

19th

The Life Guards

Monday

20th

Blues & Royals

Tuesday

21st

The Life Guards

Wednesday

22nd

Blues & Royals

Thursday

23rd

The Life Guards

Friday

24th

Blues & Royals

Saturday

25th

The Life Guards

Sunday

26th

Blues & Royals

Monday

27th

The Life Guards

Tuesday

28th

Blues & Royals

Wednesday

29th

The Life Guards

Thursday

30th

Blues & Royals

Friday

31st

The Life Guards

Horse Guards Parade

Horse Guards Parade, is a large parade ground off Whitehall in central London.
Scroll down for details of how to get to Horse Guards...

As well as being the venue for changing The Queen's Life Guard it is also the location for The Queen's Birthday Parade, the Trooping the Colour Reviews, Beating Retreat and other military parades.

 

Changes to The Life Guards Schedule

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Wet Weather

In the event of heavy rain The Queen's Life Guard change inside the stables.
Members of the public, who purchase tickets to the Household Cavalry Museum, can see the men and horses through a glass screen in the museum.

 

Meet The Household Cavalry

The Household Cavalry Museum provides an opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at the history, training and working lives of the Household Cavalry. Learn more...

 

 

Getting To Horse Guards

Address: Whitehall, London, SW1A 2AX

By Underground - The nearest tube stations are:

  • Charing Cross - About 6 minutes walk. Bakerloo, & Northern line
  • Embankment - 10 minutes walk Bakerloo, Northern, District & Circle line

By Train - Nearest, mainline, train station:

  • Charing Cross - About 6 minutes walk

By Bus - Bus Numbers: 11, 12, 159, 24, 3, 453, 53, 87, 88, N109, N11, N136, N155, N2, N3, N381, N44, N87

By Car - Not recommended, Whitehall is in the congestion charge zone. Parking is difficult to find and expensive.

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