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Changing of the guard was 11am today
We arrived 0945.
Got a good spot
By 1030 we were getting crushed towards the gates
By 11am (the start) I thought we were going to die from suffocation. My daughter (12) was smashed into the railings by...More
No trip to london would be complete without a tour of Buckingham palace and watching the guards change. We signed up with City of Wonders and our tour guide Rob was very knowledgable. There is A LOT of walking on this tour and its at...More
Well.... how do I say this. Got there 1 hour early so could be close to the fence. Waited an hour then was kinda disappointed. My sons high school band was 10 times better than them. It really was not impressive, the guards all looked...More
We decided to try and watch changing of the guard, we walked from Victoria Station to Buckingham Palace and I couldn't believe the amount of people there already.
We spoke to a lovely policewoman who advised us of a good place to try and stand...More
Despite all the reviews saying it is spectacular or very royal, I wasn't that particularly excited or overjoyed to see it. Mopinion of the changing of the guard (a few months after actually seeing it) are that :
- they are an important part of...More
If you have the chance to visit London during summer then Changing of the Guard is an event you should not miss (also because in the same time you can actually visit the Buckingham Palace, summer being the only time of the year when you...More
Angus was our tour guide and he was fantastic, knowledgeable, personable and fun. The ceremony takes place in several locations both going to and coming from the Palace. Angus made sure we could see as much as possible. Highly recommend!
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.