Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace is the ceremony where The Queen’s Guard hands over responsibility for protecting Buckingham Palace and St. James’s Palace to the New Guard. Dates – Daily in June – July, and from August – May on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
How often does the Queen’s Guard change?
Changing the Guard doesn’t take place every day – it is usually every other day but is subject to change. Before your visit, make sure to check the ceremony schedule on the Household Division’s website for confirmed Changing the Guard times. There is no ceremony on days when large events are held in the city centre.
How often does changing of the guard happen?
The ceremonial Changing of the Guard takes place 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. It takes place every 2 hours when the cemetery is closed. It has taken place without interruption since 1937.
Are the guards still changing at Buckingham Palace?
Guard Change at Buckingham Palace will resume from Monday the 23rd August 2021 and will take place on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
How early should I get to the changing of the guard?
If it is important to you to have a good view of the Changing of the Guard in front of the Buckingham Palace, then you should be there at least 1 hour in advance. At the Horse Guards Parade it is usually enough to be there 15 minutes before they start.
How much does it cost to see the changing of the guard?
There is no admission cost for watching the Changing of the Guard ceremony. The ceremony officially starts at 11 am. (or 10 a.m. on Sundays) and usually lasts for 45 minutes.
Do you have to pay to see the changing of the guard?
Musical support is provided by a Regimental Band or Corps of Drums with pipers occasionally taking part in the ceremony. Watching the Changing of the Guard is free of charge and no tickets are required.
How much does it cost to go to Buckingham Palace?
|THE GARDEN||THE STATE ROOMS AND GARDEN|
|Child (5-16 years) / Disabled||£9.00||£33.00|