Parades and ceremonies in London

There are three daily parades in London: the Ceremony of the Keys, Dismounting Ceremony, and Changing the Guard at Horse Guards. The parade at Buckingham Palace is sometimes every other day. Annual parades include the State Opening of Parliament, Trooping the Colour and Remembrance Sunday

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Parades and ceremonies in August

Craig recommends… The Ceremony of the Keys is my own personal favourite, but Changing the Guard is so popular with tourists that I had to put it at No.1 in my Ultimate London Bucket List

Tower of London

Tower of London The Ceremony of the Keys is over 700 years old and represents the traditional locking up of the Tower of London at night
Horse Guards

Horse Guards Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to the ceremony at Buckingham Palace but is usually a lot less crowded
Horse Guards

Horse Guards The Dismounting Ceremony (or 4 OClock Parade) is a short ceremony that takes place every day at the Horse Guards
Notting Hill

to Notting Hill The Notting Hill Carnival takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend and is the biggest and busiest street festival in Europe attracting over a million revellers

Parades and ceremonies in November

The City

The City The Lord Mayors Show is a spectacular event which includes a river pageant followed by a procession in a gold coach and ending with a fireworks display
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 its 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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