Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, Dates and Times

Changing the Guard is scheduled to take place daily between April and July and on alternate dates for the remainder of the year.

The official start time for the ceremony is 11:30am. However, the guard with music start arriving at 11:15am and we rcommend you arrive by 11:15 to see the whole ceremony.

Buying the authorative guide to Changing the Guard, costing only £ 2.00, ensures you get the best from the ceremony. Your digital guide includes tips on where to stand, where to get the best photo's, who is who, and all about the ceremony.

July Confirmed Schedule
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th
16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th 28th, 29th

Important Information

We make every effort to ensure information given is accurate and up to date. However changes can and do occur from time to time, we use Facebook to share these changes, where possible, but recommend checking locally before travelling to the ceremony. If you are staying in an hotel the concierge can normally assist.

Regiments and Band Changing the Guard

Details of the Foot Guard Regiments and Bands Changing the Guard this month are in the London Programme.


Meet the GuideThe Swan Hotel Bradford on Avon

James, the author of the Changing the Guard Guides, offers a warm welcome in The Swan Hotel, Bradford, on Avon and the opportunity to pick his brain for more information about the guards and even grab the chance to get a signed copy of the authorative Guide to Changing the Guard.

Bradford on Avon, an enchanting, picturesque town nestling on the banks of the River Avon, has its own train station with easy links to Bath (10 minutes), Bristol and London and is within easy driving distance of the Roman city of Bath, Longleat House and Safari Park, Lacock Abbey and National Trust Village, Stonehenge, Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole.

The Swan Hotel, an enchanting coaching inn, that dates back to the 16th century, is great basefrom which to explore Bath, Stonehenge, Longleat, Lacock, Stourhead, the Kennet and Avon canal and more.

Tastefully refurbished, by seasoned hotelier James Sullivan-Tailyour, it is worth heading over to The Swan Hotel website to check out the special offers.

Guard Change Guides

changing the guard guide book

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