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Changing of the Guard

| Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA, England
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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
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| Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Arrived outside the palace gates at 10 am and were on the second row of people. Positioned ourselves level with one of the green guard boxes. Event started at 11am. Had a good view of proceedings. Very crowded by time event started so would advise...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Took my teenagers to London as I lived there before they were born. They thought they would be bored, but had never seen anything like this! As usual it’s a great piece of British culture, and worth hanging around for. Police presence is always great...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there a week before Christmas, the weather was super cold, and we have to stand on the closed street watching the guard marching from their barracks to the Buckingham Palace. they're not doing the parade everyday, so you better check it online before you...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the tube to Westminster , checked out Westminster Abbey and Big Ben which was under renovation before proceeding to Buckingham Palace. Along the way, you will pass by St James Park. Saw the new Guards and band at the Wellington barracks at about 1030hrs....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a fantastic moment, it has been the first time that I saw this ceremony as I've been in London 3 times. I racommended specially to family with children

Thank Novella R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Something I had always remembered as a treat with my Grandad as a little girl! We arrived in good time. Very sad sign of the times to see all the security measures in place. Many armed police - my grandsons had a photo with two...More

Thank Kim T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a traditional event that visitors in London should see. I got there one hour before it started, and I already felt late because there were so many crowds. It took about 45 minutes and is really a vision, but the large crowds took...More

1  Thank JAmanda155
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The change of guards was recommended as a must-do while in London. A friend and I reached the palace about an hour before the ceremony. But the area was already filled with tourists. Note that the ceremony involves a lot of physical space - the...More

2  Thank DeepanjanChat
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To get a place on the fence you need to be there very early. We got there late and were right up the back. A local said to duck out the back and watch them march back to their barracks just away from Buckingham Palace....More

Thank Kerog
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They just marsh to palace and the march back. Absolutely not worth spending time for this. Unless it's very good weather and You have hour to burn.

1  Thank UncleScroogefromLt
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bharatbatham
7 November 2017|
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Response from JohnDavid_1956 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't use a guide for changing of the guard and truly you don't need one. We asked the concierge about a cab and the time so we did it ourselves. It doesn't happen every day so be careful not to go on an off day. It... More
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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
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Nelykel
16 July 2017|
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Response from LORIAN65 | Reviewed this property |
10.40am isn't Mon wed Fri and Sunday
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