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I saw the changing of the guards as a child in the early 1970s. My memory of that show is better than the current show. The current version of the show is too "show business" in my opinion.
I showed up expecting a throwback to...More
I have been to the Changing of the Guards three times--the first time I watched from in front of Buckingham Palace, the second time I did a walking tour through London Fun Tours, and this time I used the knowledge I gained on the walking...More
If you are in London, this is a “must see”. You need to get there by 10:15 am to get a good spot to see the whole thing. Seeing the band and guards come through the main gates, then watching the whole ceremony of the...More
On our family's first trip to London, we wanted to see the changing of the guard, but we really don't like crowds. Getting up early wasn't appealing either. We ended up standing in front of the St James Palace (across the street from the entrance...More
Too much pomp and circumstance. It’s 45 minutes in blasting sun(no shade anywhere) and much too commercialized. Ceremony is behind gates so difficult to see in huge crowds. The band played the theme from Mission Impossible and Shaft; seriously???
We went on a Sunday morning and wanted to stand right at the front so we got there early (9.30am). This allowed us to choose where we want to stand. Suggest you stand to the left of the center gate. If you check the website,...More
This parade is the must see attraction for those who are travelling London for the first time.
Eventhough there will be crowded with millions of people in the place but if you lucky enough to get the front place then it will become very good...More
Love going to see the Changing of the Guard while in London. However, if not your first time, best to get there just at 11am when it starts...or even later. Avoid the long wait by going too early just to see this. Stand along the...More
The changing of the guard is always a great experience. Of course there are crowds of people and the police are very active, including signs regarding pick-pockets, so be careful with your belongings.
Viewing this seems to be relatively easy, but for a first time...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.