London Trooping the Colour

Where: London at Horseguards Parade
When: 2nd or 3rd Saturday in June
Time: 10.30


Trooping the Colour takes place in June each year to mark the Queen’s Official Birthday. It’s one of the great spectacles that overseas tourists love to see! Her Majesty inspects her troops, who parade in formation, and she takes their salute from her open-topped carriage. Around 1500 soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians are on display, followed by a fly-past by the RAF and a gun salute.

Helpful Hints

Expect big crowds! Tickets must be applied for in advance (see website).

In 2017 it was on Saturday 17th June – 2018 date is yet to be confirmed.

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Photo by Sarflondondunc.

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