Royal events in London

Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Tower of London are all must-see sights for fans of British Royal history, closely followed by Kensington Palace and Henry VIII’s Hampton Court. You might like to try Clarence House and Banqueting House as well – or how about one of London’s daily parades?

Royal events this month

Here’s our pick of the best Royal Family-related events in London this April

Craig recommends… Read my reviews of the Buckingham Palace Tour, Hampton Court and Windsor – all three are a must-see. Kensington Palace is okay, but not great, and Clarence House is worth a try if you’re in London during August.

Somerset House

Somerset House The "Old Palaces Tour" at Somerset House will teach you a little bit about three of England's Stuart Dynasty queens.
Queen’s Gallery

to Queen’s Gallery The 'Art & Power' exhibition at the Queen's Gallery will explore how Charles II used art to glorify his restored monarchy.
Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle Visit the State Rooms at Windsor Castle, the world's oldest inhabited castle, and the Royal Family's home for over 1000 years.
Buckingham Palace

to Buckingham Palace Enjoy a glass of champagne and a tour of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace, in the company of an expert guide.

Royal events in May

Here are some Royal-related events if you’re visiting London during May

Horrible Histories at Hampton Court Palace

to Hampton Court Palace 'Horrible Histories' will be bringing the Gorgeous Georgians and Vile Victorians to life in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace.
Horse Guards

to Horse Guards Beating Retreat is a magnificent pageant of military music and drill by the Massed Bands of the Royal Marines on Horse Guards Parade.

Royal events in June

Immerse yourself in London’s rich history with one of these Royal events

Tower of London

Tower of London The HAC will be firing a 62-gun salute by the Tower of London, to mark the anniversary of the Queen's Coronation in 1953.
Green Park

Green Park The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery will be firing a 41-gun salute to mark the 64th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation.
Horse Guards

to Horse Guards Beating Retreat is a floodlit pageant of military music and drill on Horse Guards Parade, ending with a salute to the Queen.
Banqueting House

Banqueting House This is a pub quiz with a difference, because it will take place under Rubens' famous painted ceiling at Banqueting House.
Horse Guards

Horse Guards Watch a parade of soldiers and bands marching down The Mall in 'Trooping the Colour', to celebrate the Queen's birthday.
Tower of London

Tower of London The HAC will be firing off a 62-gun salute by Gun Wharf at the Tower of London, to honour Prince Philip's 96th birthday.
Hyde Park

Hyde Park The KTRHA will be firing a 41-gun salute for Prince Philip in Hyde Park, to mark the Duke of Edinburgh's 96th birthday.

Royal events in July

Here are some July events related to Britain’s kings and queens

Buckingham Palace

to Buckingham Palace Step inside Buckingham Palace and see the State Rooms, lavishly decorated with treasures from the Royal Collection.
Buckingham Palace

to Buckingham Palace Why not combine a visit to the Buckingham Palace Summer Opening with a tour of the Queen's gardens as well?

Royal events in August

Explore some British history this August with one of these Royal-related events

Clarence House

to Clarence House Have a tour around Clarence House, home to Prince Charles and Camilla, which used to be home to the Queen Mother.
Clarence House

to Clarence House Enjoy a guided tour around Prince Charles and Camilla's Clarence House, and be treated to a glass of champagne at the end.

More Royal events in 2018/19

Here are some more Royal events in London, for people who like to plan ahead

Queen’s Gallery

to Queen’s Gallery The 'Royalty & The Romanovs' exhibition will explore some of the events and works of art that passed between British and Russian Royal families.
Cenotaph

Cenotaph On Remembrance Sunday the Queen, war veterans and politicians, will gather to remember our war dead at The Cenotaph.
Tower of London

Tower of London The HAC will be firing off a 62-gun salute at the Tower of London, to make sure everyone knows it's Prince Charles' birthday.
Green Park

Green Park The KTRHA will be firing a 41-gun salute in Green Park to mark Prince Charles' 69th birthday (happy birthday Charlie!)
 
 
 
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