Major General's Review

Major General's Review

26 May 2018
Colonel's Review

Colonel's Review

2 June 2018
Colonel's Review

The Queen's Birthday Parade

9 June 2018

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

Major General's Review: Sat 26th May 2018 – Booking open
Colonel's Review: Sat 2nd June 2018 – Booking open
You can purchase and secure tickets directly to the Major General's Review and the Colonel's Review.
Tickets for these events range from £2 to £10.

The Queen's Birthday Parade: Sat 9th June 2018 – Ballot entry closed and booking sold out
Tickets for The Queen's Birthday Parade are now sold out, please return to the site January 2019 for the opportunity to enter the ballot for next years event.
Tickets for this event range from £2 to £35.

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 the support line on 020 7414 2479, Mon-Fri 2pm – 4pm for assistance.
For queries about the event itself please refer to the information in this 'What to expect' section.
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 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 the day of the Major General’s Review, the Colonel’s Review and the Queen’s Birthday Parade itself. 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 Major General's Review and Colonel's Review only). On the day of the Queen's Birthday Parade 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.

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.

Pay Online

Click the button below if you already have an Invite / Ballot reference and wish to select seats and/or pay online.
If you are a member of the Permanent Allocation List (PAL) please click here to enter your purchase order.