Horse Guards Parade

The Household Cavalry soldiers, dressed with the traditional red tunique, breast plates and plumed helmets, are performing a ceremony on Horseguards parade.
Military ceremony taking place at Horseguards Parade. Image courtesy of © Reid
See royal parades and ceremonies including Changing the Guard at Horse Guards Parade.


Horse Guards Parade in London is a parade ground near Whitehall used for royal parades and ceremonies.

What is there to see at Horse Guards Parade?

Every morning, the famous Changing the Guard ceremony takes place at Horse Guards Parade. This striking display of British pageantry sees the New Guard exchange duty with the Old Guard outside Buckingham Palace.

Another major event that takes place at Horse Guards Parade is the annual Trooping the Colour, a fantastic military parade which marks the monarch’s official birthday and has taken place in London for more than two centuries.

Where is Horse Guards Parade and how do I get there?

Horse Guards Parade is located by St James’s Park near Whitehall. The closest Tube stations are Charing Cross and Westminster.

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