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Changing of the Guard

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Changing of the Guard

I am taking my daughter to London in the first week of August. Unless I am mistaken the changing of the guard seems to end at the end of July. So I guess my question is, if she wants to go see Buckingham palace to take the ole "Touristy" pictures is there a particular time that Is better than others? She really just wants her picture taken with one of the guards :-)

PS we dont want to do a "tour" of Buckingham Palace we are fitting far too many things in to this 2-3 day trip so just want to do a fly by picture taking haha.

thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Changing of the Guard


In August it reverts to every other day. I think someone posted here recently that it's likely to be odd days in August but that has yet to be confirmed.

However if she just wants to be photographed with a guard (and please bear in mind that these are real soldiers and therefore deserving of the utmost respect) you should head for Whitehall and Horse Guards Parade where two mounted soldiers can be seen between 10.00 and 4.00. There is also a daily mounted guard change at 11.00 every day (10.00am Sunday) on the parade ground.

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I am in London right now and the concierge in our hotel confirmed that the changing of the guards goes to every other day, beginning on August 1. So the next one will be Sunday, August 3. Good luck!

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4. Re: Changing of the Guard

If you are really into the Changing of the Guard, you might want to consider visiting the Guard Museum (see link), not too far a walk from Buckingham Palace Gates, if you try to catch the changing of the guards presentation there.


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