Major General's Review

Trooping the Colour

Reviewed by Major General C J Ghika

30 May 2020 Booking Details
Colonel's Review

Trooping the Colour

Reviewed by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales

6 June 2020 Booking Details
Colonel's Review

Trooping the Colour

Reviewed by Her Majesty The Queen

13 June 2020 Booking Details

Welcome to the online ticket booking website for Trooping the Colour (the Queen's Birthday Parade)

Trooping the Colour, reviewed by Major General C J Ghika Sat 30th May 2020 – Booking open

Trooping the Colour, reviewed by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales Sat 6th June 2020 – Booking open

You can purchase and secure tickets directly to the first two events.
Tickets for these events range from £2 to £10.

Trooping the Colour, reviewed by Her Majesty the Queen Sat 13th June 2020 – Ballot closed

Please select the event you are interested in above for more details and to make a booking.

What to expect

I'm having trouble booking/entering the ballot online, can I request help?
If you are having problems with making a booking or entering the ballot online you can contact for assistance.
For queries about the event itself you can also contact us at .
Do young children require tickets?
Infants up to the age of 2 years old do not require a ticket, provided they are sitting on a Parent or Guardian’s lap. Consideration should be given to the suitability of this parade for young children.
Are pets allowed?
No, unless it is a Guide or Assistance dog. The owner must be in possession of a certificate.
Are toilet facilities available?
There are very limited Portaloos, mostly behind the stands, therefore we strongly advise you to use Public Conveniences before entering Horse Guards Parade.
How do I access the parade?
Whitehall Entrance:
Charing Cross Station, Embankment or Westminster.
North Side:
Trafalgar Square via Charing Cross Station/ Embankment.
South Side:
St James Park via Petty France & Birdcage Walk or Westminster.
What time does the event start?
Visitors must be seated by 10:00am (Please allow sufficient time to clear security).
What are the parade timings?
Arrival by 10:00am, gates on Whitehall close at 10:20am, Downing Street entrance point will close at 11:00am. Access to South Side Foreign and Commonwealth Office, North Side Citadel and the Mall will be open throughout. Any late arrivals will be directed to North or South entrance.
How long does the parade take?
The parade starts at 10:00am and finishes approx. 12:25pm.
Are cameras allowed?
Yes, for private use only. Please do not use flashes as it could scare the horses.
Is headware required?
Hats are optional but are recommended for paying the necessary compliments to the Major General, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Her Majesty and the Colours as they pass, as well as giving the necessary protection from the sun.
Is there wheelchair access?
There is wheelchair access via the Horse Guards entrance off Whitehall and you will be guided to the Special Enclosure North.
Is parking available?
There are no parking facilities available. Vehicles will be allowed to drop off at the Horse Guards entrance on Whitehall but not to park. All vehicles will then be directed to leave Whitehall via Horse Guards Avenue.
What are the nearest rail and tube stations?
The nearest Railway Stations are Charing Cross, Waterloo and Victoria.
The nearest Tube Stations are Westminster, Embankment, Charing Cross, St James’s Park and Victoria.
However, you must go through the correct security checkpoint for your stand (North, East or South).
Is water permitted?
Plastic water bottles are allowed but please take these back with you.
Will the parade be cancelled in bad weather?
The parade is unlikely to be cancelled owing to bad weather but the possibility cannot be discounted, especially if there were to be thunder and lightning forecast which would scare the horses. The last time the parade was cancelled due to weather was in 1948. The parade was also cancelled in 1955 owing to a rail strike. It is recommended you bring a coat as the weather may change during the course of the parade. Umbrellas must not be used in a manner that obscures the view of those sitting behind you.
Can I buy a programme?
Official Souvenir Programmes will be available to buy on each of the event days. Look for Guardsmen selling programmes in the vicinity of the entrance points to Horse Guards Parade. Official Programmes cost £5 each and it would help if you had a £5 note available as change may be limited.
How do I access Horse Guards Parade?
Depending on which stand you have been allocated, you will need to go through the correct security checkpoint as follows:

Seated Stands A, B, C and Standing Inner Line of Sentries North - via The Mall, Horse Guards Road (north) and Admiralty Citadel.
Seated Stands D, E, F, G, Wheelchair (Special Enclosure North) and Special Enclosure South – via Whitehall and Horse Guards Arch.
Seated Stands H and J - via Downing Street and Treasury Passage (for the first two event days only). On the third (last) event day please use the same directions as given for stands K-N below.
Seated Stands K, L, M, N and Standing Inner of Sentries South - via Birdcage Walk/Great George Street and Horse Guards Road (south) and Churchill War Rooms.

Basic toilet facilities are available between stands C and D and G and H.

There is nowhere that a drone can be legally used in and around Horse guards, the surrounding parks or any area in central London.

Please check the map provided on your ticket to view the entrance points for each Stand/enclosure. You must use the entry point for your stand. If you try to use a different entry point, you may be re-directed to the correct one which will involve more walking and take more time.
Please arrive in good time (minimum of 50 minutes in advance) to allow for security searches. Children over the age of 2 cannot be admitted without a ticket.

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