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We went to the changing of the guard and were very impressed with the spectacle. I would recommend getting there a couple hours early to claim your spot on the fence. There are very large crowds that form and many of the visitors from (how...More
This is one of the best known events in London. Thousands of tourists find places along the route to watch this ceremony each week. Guards march into the front courtyard at Buckingham Palace from multiple directions, accompanied by their marching bands. In a choreographed parade,...More
Well, we visited Kensington Palace, Buckingham Palace, Holyrood House, Windsor Castle and The Yacht Britannia on this trip. Unless you are obsessed with the Royals, I would pick and choose. How many Drawing Rooms and Dressing Rooms and Closets can one walk through. I would...More
Can't believe people are moaning about this. We stumbled on it by accident when there were already gazillions at the gate.
We went further up the mall and got great pics n videos of the band. If you want to see it in the actual...More
You can locate yourself in the traffic circle in front of the castle, and that might be the best overall view, since it is elevated slightly and you might be able to see the changing, but most certainly the marching in and out of the...More
Changing of the Guard is a really cool experience when visiting London.
If you want a close view near the gates, you MUST get there no later than 9:30am.
You'll have to wait another 90 minutes to view the show, but it is worth every...More
Make sure you go early to get a good spot. Check the calendar and make sure they are having the ceremony. If you go early and get a good view point, you will have to wait, but it is worth the wait. You will have...More
on Monday Wednesdays Fridays and Sundays unless it rains it stars at 10.40am very colourful marching band to music but its fun to see them in full dress with busker hats and bright red uniform and black trouser very colourful and marching bands great fun...More
Check in advance what days it takes place. It starts around 11am. If you want to just see them get to the palace, then definitely be there by around 10am to get a good viewing spot. However, if you want a trick to be able...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.
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We went with a tour group and were able to get preferential viewing. I am sure you could go early for a good spot, but our guide had us in position just a few minutes before everything started and it was a good location... More
We went with a tour group and were able to get preferential viewing. I am sure you could go early for a good spot, but our guide had us in position just a few minutes before everything started and it was a good location. We chose the changing of the guard walking tour. You can book it on trip advisor.