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 in April

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

Craig recommends… Start with Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and Hampton Court, then Kensington Palace if you have time. Clarence House is only open to the public during August

Somerset House
free

Old Palace Tour at Somerset House

The Old Palace Tour will introduce you to three Stuart queens who had an association with the old buildings at Somerset House
Windsor Castle Tour at Windsor Castle

Visit the State Rooms at Windsor Castle

Visit the State Apartments at the worlds oldest inhabited castle which has been home to the Royal Family for a thousand years
Queen’s Gallery

Russia: Royalty & The Romanovs

9 Nov 2018 to The Royalty & The Romanovs exhibition will explore some of the works of art that passed between British and Russian Royal families
Changing The Guard Buckingham Palace at Buckingham Palace
free

Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace

1 Mar to Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace is one of the must-see sights in London for every tourists itinerary
Hampton Court Palace

Easter Egg Hunt at Hampton Court Palace

6 to Follow the child-friendly clues around the grounds of gardens of Hampton Court and win a Lindt Gold Bunny at the end
Hyde Park
free

41-gun salute to mark the Queens 93rd birthday

22 Apr 2019 You can hear the Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery fire a 41-gun salute in Hyde Park to mark the Queens 93rd birthday
Tower of London
free

Hear a 62-gun salute at the Tower of London

22 Apr 2019 The HAC will be firing a 62-gun salute at Gun Wharf by the Tower of London to mark Her Majesty the Queens 93rd birthday

Royal events in May

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

Lucy Worsley at National Portrait Gallery

Queen Victoria - Daughter Wife Mother Widow

16 May 2019 TV historian Lucy Worsley will be talking about Queen Victorias loves and all the sadness she suffered in life

Royal events in June

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

Tower of London
free

62-gun salute to mark the Queens Coronation

3 Jun 2019 The HAC will be firing a 62-gun salute by the Tower of London to mark the anniversary of the Queens Coronation in 1953
Green Park
free

41-gun salute to mark the Queens Coronation

3 Jun 2019 The Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery will be firing a 41-gun salute to mark the 66th anniversary of the Queens Coronation
Beating Retreat at Horse Guards

Beating Retreat on Horse Guards Parade

5 to Beating Retreat is a floodlit pageant of military music and drill on Horse Guards Parade ending with a salute to the Queen
Trooping The Colour at Horse Guards
free

Trooping the Colour at Horse Guards

8 Jun 2019 Watch a parade of soldiers and bands marching down The Mall in Trooping the Colour to celebrate the Queens birthday
Tower of London
free

62-gun salute to mark Prince Philips birthday

10 Jun 2019 The HAC will be firing off a 62-gun salute by Gun Wharf at the Tower of London to honour Prince Philips 98th birthday
Hyde Park
free

41-gun salute to mark Prince Philips birthday

10 Jun 2019 The KTRHA will be firing a 41-gun salute for Prince Philip in Hyde Park to mark the Duke of Edinburghs 98th birthday

Royal events in July

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

Wolf Hall at Purcell Room

Hilary Mantels Wolf Hall - Live

14 Jul 2019 Hear extracts from Hilary Mantels award-winning novel Wolf Hall alongside a performance of the TV score by the Locrian Ensemble
Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace Summer Opening

20 Jul to Step inside Buckingham Palace and see the lavishly decorated State Rooms and all the treasures from the Royal Collection
Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace and Garden Highlights

22 Jul to Why not combine a visit to the Buckingham Palace Summer Opening with a tour of the Queens gardens as well?
Young Victoria at Kensington Palace

Outdoor cinema: The Young Victoria

30 Jul 2019 Kensington Palace will be showing Emily Blunts movie The Young Victoria on an outdoor cinema screen outside the palace
The Favourite at Kensington Palace

The Favourite at Kensington Palace

31 Jul 2019 Kensington Palace will be showing Olivia Colman Oscar-winning movie The Favourite on an outdoor cinema screen

More Royal events in 2019/20

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

Cenotaph
free

Remembrance Day Parade in Whitehall

10 Nov 2019 On Remembrance Sunday the Queen war veterans and politicians will gather to remember our war dead at The Cenotaph
Tower of London
free

62-gun salute for Prince Charles birthday

14 Nov 2019 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
free

Gun salute to celebrate Prince Charles birthday

14 Nov 2019 The KTRHA will be firing a 41-gun salute in Green Park to mark Prince Charles 71st birthday - happy birthday Charlie!
Queen’s Gallery

George IV - Art & Spectacle

15 Nov 2019 to An exhibition of paintings and porcelain from the Royal Collection that were collected together during the reign of George IV
 
41-gun salute to mark Prince Philips birthday The KTRHA will be firing a 41-gun salute for Prince Philip in Hyde Park to mark the Duke of Edinburgh's 98th birthday.
Trooping the Colour at Horse Guards Watch a parade of soldiers and bands marching down The Mall in 'Trooping the Colour', to celebrate the Queen's birthday.
62-gun salute to mark the Queens Coronation 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.
Beating Retreat on Horse Guards Parade Beating Retreat is a floodlit pageant of military music and drill on Horse Guards Parade, ending with a salute to the Queen.
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