Trooping the Colour

 
 
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Dates:
Saturday 14th June 2014
 
OPENING TIMES
Processions can be seen from from the Mall. Events begin at approximately 10am | Fly-past 1pm
 
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FREE to watch from the Mall
 

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Trooping the ColourA vibrant display of ceremony and military history, Trooping the Colour, also known as The Queen's Birthday Parade, marks the second of the Queen's two birthdays (this is the official one, her actual birthday is on 21st April). It's a spectacular piece of pageantry but also a timely reminder of the role of the armed forces who are - in theory, at least - under the Queen's control. Hundreds of well-disciplined soldiers in full dress uniform march past at the Horse Guards Parade, and a different Battalion gives the Royal Salute each year, all accompanied by stirring military music from the massed bands. On the same day, a 41-Gun Royal Salute takes place in Green Park at 12.52pm and there's a 62-Gun salute at the Tower Of London at 1pm. But if you want to avoid the crush at the Mall, you can see the Horse Guards practicing for the grand parade at two smaller rehearsals in the days leading up to the grand event - namely the Major General's Review on the Saturday before and the Colonel's Review on the Saturday two weeks before the Trooping of the Colour.

TICKETS:
The Ballot for tickets for seated stands around Horse Guards Parade opens in January and closes in February. Applications should be made in writing, during January and February only, enclosing a stamped self-addressed envelope to: Brigade Major, HQ Household Division, Horse Guards, Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX.

 

About Horse Guards Parade

Horse Guards Parade is the setting for various military ceremonies throughout the year including the Trooping the Colour which marks the Queen's official birthday. At the heart of Whitehall, it was the traditional entrance to the Royal Palaces and is still guarded by mounted sentries from the Queen's Household Cavalry. More about Horse Guards Parade

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LondonTown.com - Trooping the Colour Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

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Charing Cross Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Embankment Underground Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
19 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Trafalgar
 
3 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Masterpark
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring Trooping the Colour on LondonTown.com

 
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April 2011

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June 2011

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April 2010

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Horse Guards Parade events

 
Beating The RetreatBeating The RetreatA floodlit evening of military music with fireworks including the ceremony of Beating The Retreat, which dates back to the reign of James II, featuring The Massed Bands, Pipes and Drums and Corps of Drums of the Household Division, supported by The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery, The Band of The Rifles, and the London Based Corps of Drums of th11th June 2014Thursday 5th June 2014 Where:
Horse Guards Parade,   Whitehall      SW1A 2AX
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Beating The Retreat
event > Kids Events
DATES  Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th June 2014
VENUE  Horse Guards Parade 
A floodlit evening of military music with fireworks including the ceremony of Beating The Retreat, which dates back to the reign of James II, featuring The Massed Bands, Pipes and Drums and Corps of Drums of the Household Division, supported by The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery, The Band of The Rifles, and the London Based Corps of Drums of th... More about this event
Trooping the ColourTrooping the ColourTrooping the ColourA vibrant display of ceremony and military history, Trooping the Colour, also known as The Queen's Birthday Parade, marks the second of the Queen's two birthdays (this is the official one, her actual birthday is on 21st April). It's a spectacular piece of pageantry but also a timely reminder of the role of the armed forces who are - in theory, at l14th June 2014Saturday 14th June 2014 Where:
Horse Guards Parade,   Whitehall      SW1A 2AX
Category: event
 
Trooping the Colour
event > Exhibitions
PRICING  Free to watch from the Mall
DATES  Saturday 14th June 2014
VENUE  Horse Guards Parade 
A vibrant display of ceremony and military history, Trooping the Colour, also known as The Queen's Birthday Parade, marks the second of the Queen's two birthdays (this is the official one, her actual birthday is on 21st April). It's a spectacular piece of pageantry but also a timely reminder of the role of the armed forces who are - in theory, at l... More about this event
 
 

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Amiri Baraka: Reading
Exhibitions | On 20th April 2014 

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 3 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade

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Heaven 5 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade

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Comedy Store 8 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade

Improvisational humour from Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Neil Mullarkey, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch and Andy Smart....More

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Leicester Square Theatre 9 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade

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The Hippodrome 9 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade

The singer performs a selection of songs....More

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Waxy O'Connor's 9 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade

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Bar Rumba 9 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade

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