To get the most from the ceremony buy the guide book to the ceremony, at less than US$6.00 per copy, click here for further information.
The guard change at Buckingham Palace is scheduled to take place daily with an official start time of 11.30am, however the guards do start arriving at 11.15am with music, we recommend you arrive by 11.15am to get the the best out of the whole ceremony. The official timing of the ceremony is 30 minutes finishing at 12 noon.
To get the best from the ceremony buy the guide book – at less than US$6.00 it will ensure you get the best from the ceremony, including tips on where to stand, where to get the best photos and who is who, as well as a detailed programme for the ceremony, it is even available in a digital version that can usually be delivered to you in less than 24 hours! Click on the panels on the right hand side to purchase your copy.
July Confirmed Schedule
For the detailed schedule for July including Windsor Guard change click here
August Provisional Schedule
Please note that the confirmed schedule will be issued towards the end of July
September Provisional Schedule
Please note that the confirmed schedule will be issued towards the end of August
We make every effort to ensure the information given is up to date, however we do recommend you check locally to ensure that there have not been last minute changes, if you are staying in an hotel usually the concierge can assist.
We recommend you get there early to enjoy a good location. You do not have to stand in front of Buckingham Palace to get the best from the ceremony. The pocket guide book ‘Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace’ shows you the best locations you can stand, get great photographs and learn more about this fantastic ceremony.
PLEASE NOTE THAT IN VERY WET WEATHER CHANGING THE GUARD AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE WILL NOT TAKE PLACE
For other ceremonial events throughout the year click here