Trooping the Colour
The Trooping of the Colour is a big military parade held on Horseguards Parade – a 15 min walk from Pimlico – in oder to celebrate the Queen’s official birthday (she has a real birthday, and another one!). To get tickets for the event itself you have to enter the ballot January and Febuary (i.e. NOW):
Ask for up to 3 tickets providing a stamped addressed envelope and send your application to:
HQ Household Division
London SW1A 2AX.
If selected in the ballot, you will be asked to pay around £25 per ticket, however if you are unsuccesful you will be given the option of attending the rehearsals that take place a few weeks before the main event for Free!
The Garter Ceremony
At Windsor Castle in June a rather procession by most of the Royal Family and other top people in Fancy Dress through the Castle to an ancient church service. You can get up to 4 FREE tickets by sending an email (again in January or Febuary) to Garterday.firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address.
Inside the Tower of London every night, not visible by the general public. Free tickets to see the Beefeaters and soldiers ceremonially locking the fortress. To apply, send a letter with all the names of the people attending, two possible dates at least three months in advance and a stamped addressed envelope to:
Ceremony of the Keys Office,
Tower of London,