The Sword & The Crown: A Military Musical Spectacular

Dates: 20 July 2021 — 22 July 2021

Direct from duties at Buckingham Palace the bands of the Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots, Irish & Welsh Guards with the Corps of Drums of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards return to Horse Guards Parade for their first public performances since June 2019.

On parade for a musical spectacular alongside the Band of the Honourable Artillery Company and the Band of the Royal Yeomanry, The Pipes & Drums of the London Regiment and the Corps of Drums of The Honourable Artillery Company. A majestic evening of military entertainment at its very best.

Set on the historic Horse Guards Parade in the beautiful fresh surroundings of St James’s Park, this new setting of the annual Household Division Beating Retreat, with the backdrop of the iconic Horse Guards building on a beautiful July evening is not to be missed.

The Guards Museum has a close relationship with the Guards bands and we have worked together for many years. We are proud to support this unique event which will see them doing what they do best, in historic surroundings.


Why not pre-book a picnic to enjoy in St James’s Park before the show. All proceeds from the picnics go directly to support the work of the Museum.