Changing Guard at Buckingham Palace|Dates and Times

Changing Guard

Confirmed dates for changing Guard at Buckingham Palace- 2017.

Changing Guard at Buckingham Palace is one of the most attracted ceremonies for London visitors.

The official start time for changing Guard at Buckingham Palace is 11:30 am; however the Changing Guard with band start to arriving at Buckingham Palace from 11:15 am. The ceremony takes about 30 minutes.

Changing Guard at Buckingham Palace
Changing Guard Schedule at Buckingham Palace

Time schedule for changing Guard at Buckingham Palace 

May 2017:

 The changing guard at Buckingham Palace in May 2017:

1, 3 ,5 ,6, 8, 10, 12, 13,15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26 and 27th of May.


On a very wet weather, the changing Guard at Buckingham Palace doesn’t take place and the decision of cancelling the ceremony is made by Captain of the Guard. This decision can be made even at the last minute, therefore sometimes is not possible to update people who are on their way or have arrived already at Buckingham Palace. Therefore, the best way to avoid the disappointment before planning your way is to check the 5-day weather forecast for London.

Do you know how to find out if the Queen is in residence or not? Just look at the sentries at the front of the palace, if they are four means she is in residence or if they are two means she is away. It’s interesting, isn’t it?


How to get to Buckingham Palace?

If you have a place in one the hotels near Buckingham Palace and the weather is good, you might decide to enjoy the walking to The Buckingham Palace. Driving to Buckingham Palace is not recommended as it would be very hard to find a Car Park. But the other alternatives are as follow:

London Underground Tub MapBy London Underground:

There are 4 underground Tube Stations which are about 10 to 15 minutes walking from the

Buckingham Palace.

1- Victoria underground Station: this Tube (Subway) is about 15 minutes walk from the Buckingham Palace. This station is on Victoria Line (Light Blue)District Line (Green) Circle Line (Yellow).

2- Green Park Underground Station: is on Piccadilly Line (Dark Blue), Victoria Line (Light Blue) and Jubilee Line (Gray Line). From this station takes about 10 minutes to get to Buckingham Palace.

3- James’s Park Underground Station: This station is on Circle (Yellow) and District (Green) lines and is 10 minutes walking from Buckingham Palace.

4- Hyde Park Corner Underground Station: This station is another option to use for getting to the Buckingham Palace. This Tube station is on Piccadilly Line(Dark Blue)

London Red BusesBy London Red Buses:

Using London Red Buses is fun. You can enjoy more of London attractions. The following Bus numbers stop on Buckingham Palace Road: C1-C10-11-211 and 239.



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