Changing The Guard | Queen's Life Guard / Dates & Times
Dates and times and information for Changing The Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards Parade in London.
Dates For Changing The Queen's Life Guard.
The Queens Life Guard is scheduled to mount: Daily in October 2017
Timings for the Ceremony: 11:00 Monday - Saturday and at 10:00 on Sundays.
The cereremony for changing 'The Queen's Life Guard' lasts about 30 minutes.
Mounted sentries change every hour from 10:00 until 16:00.
SCHEDULE CHANGE: On Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October the Queen's Life Guard will mount at 16:00 hours.
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
Changes to The Life Guards Schedule
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4 'O' Clock Parade
A Dismounting Ceremony, also known as the "4 'O' Clock Parade" takes place at 16:00 when dismounted sentries are posted and the horses returned to their stables.
Horse Guards Parade
Horse Guards Parade, is a large parade ground off Whitehall in central London. (getting to Horse Guards)
Meet The Household Cavalry
The Household Cavalry Museum, in the heart of London, provides an opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at The Queen's Lifeguard's history, training and working lives. Learn more >>
Address: Whitehall, London, SW1A 2AX
The nearest tube stations are:
Charing Cross - About 6 minutes walk. Bakerloo, & Northern line
Embankment - 10 minutes walk Bakerloo, Northern, District & Circle line
By TrainNearest, mainline, train station:
Charing Cross- About 6 minutes walk
Bus Numbers: 11, 12, 159, 24, 3, 453, 53, 87, 88,
N109, N11, N136, N155, N2, N3, N381, N44, N87
Not recommended, Whitehall is in the congestion charge zone.
Parking is difficult to find and expensive.
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The Life Guards Route
The Queen's Life Guard leave Hyde Park Barracks at 10:28 weekdays and 09:28 on Sundays to ride to Horse Guards Parade via Hyde Park Corner, Constitution Hill and The Mall on their way to Changing the Queen's Life Guard ceremony.