london royal soldiers parade

Trooping The Colour

Trooping of the Colour is a spectacular annual event that showcases Britain’s pomp and majesty.  Trooping the Colour is a military ceremony held outside Buckingham Palace that features over a thousand British soldiers and 200 horses. It is held to mark the
Queen’s Official Birthday.

After the parade, the Royal Family gather on the  balcony of Buckingham Palace to greet the crowds and watch a fly-past of airplanes belonging to the Royal Air Force.


When: Every year in June  exact date changes each year

Where: Horse Guards Parade by Buckingham Palace

Tickets:   It is not necessary to have tickets as you can stand and watch for free  but if you wish to have a seat in the stands you need to apply by post in January by sending  a stamped addressed envelope to:
The Brigade Major
Headquarters Household Division
London SW1A 2AX
United Kingdom

The event is always oversubscribed so tickets are allotted by a ballot system.