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There were so many people there. People are very rude. Depend on where you line up, you either see the guards matching in or performing the exchange in the yard. There is no good place to stand and see the entire event. They need to...More
If you haven't seen the changing of the guard, you probably want to because it is an iconic experience. However, be aware that it is difficult to get a good view. We arrived more than an hour before the ceremony and snagged one of the...More
When in London it is something you must do. Check the web site for the guard Change times as it is not every day.
Arrive a good 20 min early to get a spot. Don’t fight for the middle roundabout but instead position yourself outside...More
Interesting ceremony that is more interesting if you have some experience of the military. Pomp and ceremony but no explanation what was going on made it a bit boring to many of the European visitors also watching. Check out on the internet what is planned...More
Arrive at least an hour early to get a spot right at the gates or you will be looking through a crowd. It's a long wait just standing there, but it's a must-see in London. Check the schedule as it does not happen every day....More
Check the schedule because they don’t do it every day. We arrived about an hour early and got excellent view. If you hate crowds don’t do this. The police are there to warn you about pickpockets, so it must be a problem. I feel this...More
This is one of those experiences that you see because apparently everyone should when in London. I have seen this on TV, in travel brochures and now I can say I have seen this in person. Sadly, I think I prefer the glossy brochure image...More
We so enjoyed watching the changing of the guard at the Palace. Such an amazing historic event. Try and stand near the gates to see the most action. FYI you will be standing for a bit, so find somewhere comfortable to lean on !
We visited Buckingham Palace on a Wednesday morning with our tour guide Jake Clifford. Jake is very knowledgeable with this tour. You can ask him many questions and he would explain in detail. We had a front row review of the guards changing also had...More
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are
highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
Response from Anthony_Chien | Reviewed this property |
No, you don't need to join the tour. You can go on your own. The best view is actually from the Victoria Memorial. You are on high ground, therefore, you get the view when the guards marches in to the palace, as well the... More
No, you don't need to join the tour. You can go on your own. The best view is actually from the Victoria Memorial. You are on high ground, therefore, you get the view when the guards marches in to the palace, as well the entire changing of the guards.
Don't gather around the fence, like a lot of people do. You either only see the guards marching in/out (but not the changing of the guard), or you only see the changing of the guard, but not the guards marching in/out.