Dates and times for Buckingham Palace

Please note that due to security concerns, the schedules are not normally released until the month prior and can change. Please return to this page to look for regular updates

For most of the year, the Guard Change takes place on alternate days, (either odd or even days).

We suggest when planning your visit that you arrange two days that are easily interchangeable. This will ensure you see the guard change.

You may be interested to know that the Guard Change at Windsor Castle is different to the Guard Change at Buckingham Palace. If in a given month the Guard Change is on 'even' dates at Buckingham Palace then they will be on 'odd' dates at Windsor Castle.



10.30am St James's Palace and Wellington Barracks

11am Buckingham, Palace



Confirmed Schedule for Buckingham Palace


August 2017


2nd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 16th, 18th, 20th, 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th, 28th, 30th.

Please click here for the detailed confirmed Schedule


Important Notice

From the 16th January 2017 Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace now takes place on Mondays Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays with all timings being earlier by thirty minutes. Windsor Castle Guard will stay at the same time, but will also only take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with musical support and without musical support on Sundays.

Changes are reflected in the above Guard duties.