How To Get Tickets For Trooping The Colour, The Queen's Birthday Parade

How to See the Queen's Birthday Parade in London

UK, England, London, Queen's Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour)
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Trooping The Colour is an annual event in June to celebrate the Queen's birthday. Find out how to get tickets for the seated stands which must be applied for in writing in January and February.

You do not need tickets to watch Trooping the Colour as you can stand and watch.

What You Need to Do

  1. Tickets for the seated stands at the Trooping The Colour are available to the general public. Applications should be made by post in January and February only, enclosing a stamped addressed envelope to:
    The Brigade Major
    Headquarters Household Division
    SW1A 2AX​
    United Kingdom

    Applicants who are successful in the ballot will then be able to purchase tickets.

  1. If you are not sure what to write in your letter, here is some example text:

    [Your address]

    Dear Sirs,
    I would like to apply for [insert number] tickets for the seated stands at Trooping The Colour in London in June [insert year]. I have enclosed a stamped addressed envelope and look forward to hearing to you.

    Yours sincerely,
    [Your signature]
    [Print your name]

    Do include the number of tickets you require or you will be asked to write again. You can only request a maximum of 3 tickets for Trooping the Colour but you can request more for a different review (one of the earlier rehearsals).

  2. You will receive a standard letter (with a reference number) by return, giving more details about the Queen's Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour, plus The Colonel's Review and The Major General's Review, and the Household Division Beating Retreat, which are similar events on earlier weekends in June.

  3. If you are lucky enough to be offered tickets you will receive an offer letter (probably in March) with payment details. Note, they can only accept checks in UK pounds sterling drawn on a British Bank. Credit cards are not accepted.

    What You Need

    • Letter writing equipment (pen + paper or PC + paper + printer)
    • Stamped addressed envelope - you can use an International Reply Coupon