Dates and times and information for Changing The Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards Parade in London.
The Queens Life Guard are scheduled to Mount Daily in June 2019 with the following exceptions:
Saturday 8 June: No 11:00 Guard Change - The Queen's Birthday Parade is taking place.
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.
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.
Horse Guards Parade, is a large parade ground off Whitehall in central London.
(Scroll down for details of how to get to Horse Guards)
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...
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Address: Horse Guards, London, SW1A 2AX
By Underground - The nearest tube stations are:
By Train - Nearest, mainline, train station:
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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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 the Changing the Queen's Life Guard ceremony.