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Changing of the Guard

| Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA, England
+44 303 123 7300
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A must see in London, outside Buckingham Palace, but check out the schedule as it only happens daily from May to July, otherwise on alternate days
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA, England
+44 303 123 7300
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This August we went to see changing of the guard with my family. We were there 45 minutes early and the place was already packed. The sun picked that day to welcome us to London. Standing under the sun, packed with people, it was not...More

Thank faithandhope2live
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Would be a great experience, but unless you are going to go early and pick a spot I think it's not worth the effort. Kids needed to sit on shoulders and we ended up leaving as it just wasn't worth it.

Thank NatG40
Reviewed 6 days ago

A few tips and clarifications, now that I have been there: There are actually two different "changing of the guard" ceremonies that take place. The "Horseguard Cavalry" changes daily at the "Horseguard Parade" ground at the far end of St. James Park. Their route is...More

3  Thank OkieTraveler405
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are glad we went but it was difficult to see it all because of the huge crowds. We had a great view of the guards marching in but couldn't see the exchange at all. Get there early.

Thank DrillerBurlington
Reviewed 1 week ago

We witnessed the Changing of the Guard Buckingham Palace on a Monday morning with a private guide who knew the best viewing points. We toured with London Tailored Tours - highly recommend! The best advice is not to go to Palace gates with the crowds,...More

3  Thank travelinspiration
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were fortunate to see this spectacular event from inside the barracks as we have friends who arranged it, however even from the fence the ceremony is amazing. The event happens everyday at the same time although is slightly changed for wet weather. A very...More

Thank AliciaFiedler
Reviewed 1 week ago

For the 11:00 changing of the guards we arrived about 10:00. Wouldn't arrive too much later than that, if you want a reasonable spot. Many have asked where is the best spot to watch the ceremony. Up at the gates you will see the portion...More

3  Thank Gla_Rangers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great event nearby Buckingham Palace. Recommend arrive at least 30 min beforehand to avoid the queues, don't stand in the middle either as they will clear thee way for the parade. The Mounted Regiment ride down from the Palace in full view of spectators, best...More

Thank Shayne S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's incredible to see the discipline and perfection of their display. You really will only need to see it once though.

1  Thank Craig E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a truly spectacular event to see at Buckingham Palace. Get there at least 45 min before time for the event to get a great location to watch the ceremony. The Old Guards are stationed at the Palace entrance and are relieved by the...More

1  Thank James M
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
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11 August 2017|
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Response from GirthMoon | Reviewed this property |
The horses come by the palace twice. Once at around 10.45, coming from their barracks in Hyde Park. As you face the Palace, they will ride towards you from Constitution Hill, the road to the right. They then proceed up The... More
16 July 2017|
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Response from Meghana J | Reviewed this property |
If u really want to see, u must reach their early and catch ur place. It's crowded.
2 May 2017|
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Response from loobylooSheffield | Reviewed this property |
It isn't possible to predict exactly when the change takes place- they can give a rough time- but make sure on Sunday that you are there super early as it gets very busy. The Victoria monument directly in front of the palace... More