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 February

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
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Ceremony of the Keys – Tower of London

The Ceremony of the Keys is the traditional locking up of the Tower of London and has been taking place every night for 700 years
Changing The Guard At Horse Guards at Horse Guards
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Changing the Guard at Horse Guards

Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to Buckingham Palace but its less crowded and takes place every day
Dismounting Ceremony At Horse Guards at Horse Guards
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4 OClock Parade or Dismounting Ceremony

The Dismounting Ceremony (or 4 OClock Parade) is a short ceremony that takes place every day at Horse Guards
Changing The Guard Buckingham Palace at Buckingham Palace
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Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace

2 Jan to Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace is one of the must-see sights in London for every tourists itinerary

Parades and ceremonies in April

Hyde Park
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41-gun salute to mark the Queens 93rd birthday

21 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
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Hear a 62-gun salute at the Tower of London

21 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

Parades and ceremonies in May

Horse Guards
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Major Generals Review at Horse Guards

25 May 2019 Two weeks before they celebrate the Queens birthday at Trooping the Colour they hold the Major Generals Review

Parades and ceremonies in June

Horse Guards
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The Colonels Review at Horse Guards

1 Jun 2019 One week before the actual Trooping the Colour parade they hold a second rehearsal called The Colonels Review
Tower of London
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62-gun salute to mark the Queens Coronation

2 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
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41-gun salute to mark the Queens Coronation

2 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
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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
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62-gun salute to mark Prince Philips birthday

11 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
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41-gun salute to mark Prince Philips birthday

11 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

More Parades and ceremonies in 2019/20

Notting Hill
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Notting Hill Carnival 2019

25 to The Notting Hill Carnival takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend and is the biggest and busiest street festival in Europe
Cenotaph
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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
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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
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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!
 
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