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Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, Dates and Times

Band in front of Buckingham PalaceGuard Change Times

Buckingham Palace guard change timing:

  • 11:15 Guards,with bands, start arriving
  • 11:30 Official start time
  • 12:00 Guard change ceremony ends

Confirmed Schedule

October Guard Change at Buckingham Palace

2nd - 4th - 6th - 8th - 10th - 14th -16th - 18th - 20th - 22nd - 24th - 26th - 28th - 30th

Detailed programme for: - This Month
Provisional Schedule: November

Changing the Guard Guide - handy guide gives you an insight into the ceremony!

information on the authorative guide the Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace

Click for more information on the authorative guide to the Changing the Guard Ceremony

Weather Forecast for London

5 Day weather forecast for the Changing of the Guard ceremony in London.

In very wet weather Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace will not take place. Cancellations due to wet weather cannot, at this stage, be posted on Facebook.

Last Minute Changes to Guard Change Ceremony

Last minute changes, to the guard change schedule are posted on Facebook.
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Windsor Castle Guard Change

You can find information here on the Windsor Castle Guard Change

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Meet the Guide!

The Swan Hotel Bradford on AvonThe Swan Hotel is a great base to explore Bath, Stonehenge, Longleat, Lacock, Stourhead, the Kennet and Avon canal and more.

An enchanting coaching inn, that dates back to the 16th century, The Swan Hotel has been tastefully refurbished by seasoned hotelier James Sullivan-Tailyour.

James, the author of the Changing the Guard Guides, offers a warm welcome in 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.

Head over to The Swan Hotel website to check out the special offers.

Meet The Guide

Planning a visit to Bath?

The Swan Hotel, near Bath is a 16th century coaching inn that offers a warm welcome and a chance to meet the author of the authorative guide to Changing the Guard.

Walking Tours Changing the Guard guided tours

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Only £ 15.00 per adult for a Changing the Guard walking tour. (before discount).

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