COVID-19: Social distancing measures are currently in place for this event


29 MAY 2021

Reviewed By Major General C J Ghika

Purchase seated, wheelchair or standing tickets

Ticket Prices
Seated £10 Wheelchair £10 Standing £5


Trooping the Colour reviewed by The Major General is identical to Trooping the Colour reviewed by HM The Queen, with the exception that it excludes the Guardsmen Street Lining on the Mall and some additional mounted officers ride when Her Majesty The Queen is present.

Taking part will be up to 1450 soldiers of the Household Division and The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, along with up to 400 musicians from the Massed Bands, all of whom will parade on Horse Guards for the first of two formal Reviews.

The soldiers will be inspected by Major General Christopher Ghika CBE, Major General Commanding the Household Division.

How to watch

Members of the public can watch from the stands on Horse Guards Parade by applying for tickets.

Alternatively, a limited view can be obtained by standing on The Mall or on the edge of St James's Park overlooking Horse Guards (the view may be somewhat obscured by troops in this position) from 9.00am. These public vantage points are indicated on the map with black dotted lines.

The Parade begins at Horse Guards at 10.00am and will finish by 12.25pm.

Tickets and prices

Trooping the Colour reviewed by The Major General and Trooping the Colour reviewed by HRH The Duke of Kent have a restriction on the number of tickets purchasable at any one time. Customers will only be able to make a booking for a single section of between 1-4 seats for each event. If you require more than a single section of seats, for example you wish to purchase a section of 4 seats and another section of 2, you must first select your chosen section, complete checkout and then return to the website to purchase the second desired section. Wheelchair tickets are limited to a maximum of 1 per booking. Each wheelchair ticket includes a space for a wheelchair and a seat for one companion.

For Trooping the Colour reviewed by HM The Queen tickets for seated stands around Horse Guards Parade are allocated by ballot. In the interest of fairness we will not be running a ballot for 2021 instead inviting those winners of the 2020 ballot who completed their bookings but were unable to attend due to the events having to be cancelled. We hope to return to running a public ballot for Trooping the Colour 2022.

Ticket prices are as follows:


Standing: £5
Seated: £10
Wheelchair (+ 1 companion): £10


Standing: £5
Seated: £20
Wheelchair (+ 1 companion): £20


Standing: £10
Seated: £40
Wheelchair (+ 1 companion): £40

There is no group purchase of tickets for multiple events. Tickets for each event must be purchased separately.

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, tickets purchased can be refunded up until the day of the event. For all events taking place, ticket holders will be temperature checked. Anyone who fails this temperature check you will not be permitted to attend and will be given instructions on how to claim a refund. If you choose to print your tickets out please be careful with them when attending the event you have booked for as we are not liable for lost or stolen tickets and cannot replace them.

How to get there

Arriving by Train:

The nearest Railway Stations are Charing Cross, Waterloo and Victoria.

Arriving by Tube:

The nearest Tube Stations are Westminster, Embankment, Charing Cross, St James’s Park and Victoria.

Arriving by Car/Taxi:

Access to Whitehall will be via Parliament Square. On arrival at the junction of Parliament Square and Parliament Street, please have your tickets ready for checking by the Metropolitan Police and Household Division soldiers. Vehicles will be allowed to drop off at Horse Guards entrance but not to park. All vehicles will then be directed to leave Whitehall via Horse Guards Avenue.

On Arrival in Westminster area:

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 parades only). On the day of the third (last) 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.

Limited toilet facilities are available (please refer to what to expect section) 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 will 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.

What to wear

This is a formal military parade and those attending are encouraged to look smart.

Lounge suit or jacket, tie and trousers; equivalent for ladies (no denim, shorts or sandals).

Serving Military personnel may wear Ceremonial Day uniform (with medals) or equivalent.

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19 please ensure you have a face mask on your person when attending these events.


Hats are optional but are recommended for paying the necessary compliments to the Major General and the Colours as they pass, as well as giving the necessary protection from the sun. Umbrellas/parasols are not permitted to avoid obstructing views.

Please also consider bringing a coat as the Stands are not covered and the weather can change during the course of the Parade.

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