Changing of the Guard

This is held at Buckingham Palace during June. Held daily for nearly the whole month, this famous ceremony consists of 'new' guards replacing the 'old' ones that have been on duty.

The uniformed guards march with their band across Birdcage Walk around the Victoria Memorial into the grounds of the Palace where they change places with the on-duty guards, who then march away from the Palace. There are usually around 40 guards at this ceremony and it is quite impressive.

You don't need tickets or an appointment to see this parade but get there early for a good view.

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Nearest Tube / Rail Station
St. James's Park & Victoria