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Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall

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Horse Guards Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX, England
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Built in 1745 to house the old palace guards, this is London's largest single open space that is used for the changing of the guards.
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Horse Guards Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If in London you should take time to see the Horse Guards with all their pomp and ceremony. Be at the Hyde Park Barracks around ten as they leave around 10.30 and there are usually good crowds.On Sundays it is an hour earlier.

Thank Oldjack
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to see Beating Retreat. Very enjoyable. Great bands and beautiful horses. Sam Bailey sang. She was good. Lovely choir. Bit of royalty with Prince Andrew and his daughters. Fireworks were really good. Though I would have liked there to be some at the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb evening which made you feel proud to be British. Military bands, horses and fireworks what more could you want. The whole atmosphere was brilliant. Security was obvious which again made you feel safe and everyone smiled. Highly recommended.

Thank ToppyHertfordshire
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I like the red-colour uniform of these Horse guards, and what a hat they wear (don't know if they really call it "hat" or something else). Some tourists did try to provoke and make fun of the guards, which I doesn't see funny at all....More

Thank Athena G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nobody can do pageants like the horse guards whether they are the blues or royals. Who cannot be amazed at the splendour of man and beast.

Thank David W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The musicians are so amazing - they are always in time and in tune even when marching at opposite sides of the arena. Absolutely loved the fanfare trumpets - such an evocative sound. A varied and wonderful programme of music and a poignant honouring of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WOW WOW WOW !! A Bi - Yearly extravaganza of Military music by the Massed Band of the Royal Marines. An hour and a half on the Square and a March both down and up the Mall. . The Kids loved it, with large TV...More

Thank adywoo
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was so pleased to come across this spectacular event. The display of pomp and splendor is what makes the UK! The sight and sound together with being close up to everything is an experience not to be missed. Please, please do NOT touch the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Applied for Trooping the Colour, and wasn't successful - so bought tickets to the Major General Review, which is a full rehearsal to the main event. It was a great day, £5 a ticket is great value and you see the whole pomp and ceremony...More

Thank Howlo
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the changing of the horse guard is daily off-season - while the changing of the GUARD is on M/W/F - opt for the changing of the guard if you can. Although our guide did get us a spot to see the actual change (which...More

Thank Season101
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swragg07
6 June 2018|
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Response from adywoo | Reviewed this property |
Its an Hour and a Half ... every 2 Years ..Plus you can watch the Band March up and down the Mall ..
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pjones962
21 May 2018|
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Response from Eyal A | Reviewed this property |
I am sure you can find an answer on the website of the royal house ... or of the site itself .... in which all events and times are listed ...
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cmcdevit
25 February 2017|
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Response from Jon W |
Yes they are and what a truly fantastic spectacle it was ! I bought my tickets in advance albeit there are normally tickets available on the day. I believe tickets for next years Beating Retreat (2018) are due to go on... More
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