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“unexpected treat”

Trooping the Colour
Ranked #86 of 373 Concerts & Shows in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Loved watching the trooping the colour. Saw the Queen and lots of other Royal family members. Flypast was awesome. Altogether a most enjoyable day

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Reviewed 16 June 2014

In my 25yrs of life I have always wanted to see this spectacle and finally got down to London to do it. We arrived in London at about 945 thinking we would be too late for a decent spot but the Mall is so vast and the whole street is lined with railings that we managed to get a good vantage spot about halfway up.

The parade kicked off with all the queens horses and men (pardon the pun) making their way down the mall towards horseguards parade. The band blasted the tunes as they came down the road and everyone really enjoyed the atmosphere.

The royal family then streamed down to Horse Guards Parade in amazingly beautiful carriages, pulled by immaculate horses.

After a few hours, the parade then makes its way up to Buckingham Palace where the Mall is then opened to the public, and we can all then march up to the gates of the palace ready for the balcony waving and the RAF fly past.

All in all, it is something crossed off my bucket list and would love to do this again!

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Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

Well worth a visit to see this attraction but you must come early to get a good place or you won't see anything

1  Thank Eddie020173
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

I attended the 2014 Trooping the Colour today. I arrived at around 9am and the clouds were just starting to build, but it was easy to find a place just behind the railings. I was at the Buckingham Palace end of the Mall. The event itself was spectacular, the pageantry and precision, amazing. I was there until the flyover at 1pm and surprisingly the time went past reasonably fast. The guards marched first, eventually followed by the queen in a carriage as they headed to Horseguards Parade, there was then a lull until around 12noon, when they returned. The royals came out on the balcony for a while, then went inside coming back about again, just before the flyover. It was a great event and if you are in London on this particular day it is a must.

2  Thank Graeme S
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

I have always wanted to see the Queen's Toy Soldiers and have had a keen interest in them since I was very young. This parade only happens once a year and I was lucky enough to be in London at the time to see it. Trooping The Colour was a fun thing to do but took up most of the day due to standing around a lot. There were so many people there that we could not see the Soldiers at all until towards the end of the day which by that time they had all gone different ways. There is no possible way to see all of the Trooping The Colour as there is so much going on at one time. My suggestion is however to go and see the parade for yourself but get there early to avoid missing out. A fun free day for young and old, and it is always nice to see strapping young soldiers in their red uniforms.

1  Thank Hayley1993UK
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