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Beating Retreat
Horse Guards Parade
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Horseguards Parade in London is the setting for the stirring and colourful ceremony Beating Retreat.
 
 
 
Horse Guards Parade is the large parade ground situated at the rear of Horse Guards on Whitehall. Each year on, two successive summer evenings in June and starting at 21:00, Beating Retreat is performed with a salute to the Queen or whichever other member of the Royal Family is present.
 
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A link to the current ticket agent  Web: Ticketmaster.
 
For further information, go to the British Army Ceremonial Events web site
 
Horse Guards Parade is bounded on the eastern side by The Mall, on the Buckingham Palace side by Horse Guards Road and on the Thames River side by Whitehall. 10 Downing Street effectively forms the border on the Churchill War Rooms side of the Parade Ground.
 
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Visitors can access the Parade Ground from the west (Buckingham Palace and St James's Park) side where it abuts Horse Guards Road.
 
Getting There
To find the best way for getting to Horse Guards Parade for Beating Retreat, visit the TfL Journey Planner.
 
- By Underground
Westminster Station District, Circle and Jubilee Lines
Charing Cross Station Bakerloo and Northern Lines
 
Charing Cross Station
 
- By Bus
Bus Routes:  3, 11, 12, 24, 53, 77A, 88 and 159
 
- Open Top Tour Bus
Do not forget that Visitors can use their ‘Open Top’ tour bus ticket to travel to 10 Downing Street, Horse Guards, The Banqueting House and the Houses of Parliament precinct (Houses of Parliament and Big Ben).
 
- By Walking
A walk from either Trafalgar Square or Westminster Underground Station is an easy one along a flat route – usually takes about 15 minutes.
 
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