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Changing of the Guard

| Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA, England
+44 303 123 7300
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A must see in London, outside Buckingham Palace, but check out the schedule as it only happens daily from May to July, otherwise on alternate days
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA, England
Westminster
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 3 days ago

it was really interesting very royal and extremely entertaining. would advise to come there very early for a good place.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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!

Thank sc31renaissance
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very crowded, need to go early to get better viewing area or it’s tough to make the case that it’s worth attending! Nice for kids to see.

Thank Brian G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with a tour and were able to get nice places to see the change of guard. It was a really nice experience.

Thank Claudia C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere around the palace during the changing of the guards is exciting and the guards play really well - including Abba and Pharrell Williams'Get Lucky! However I did not get there in time to get a good view so I would recommend arriving early....More

Thank Alison D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We read reviews and got there an hour early. To see the majority of the action you need to stand somewhere along the black palace gates. Once people start filming all I could see were people phones. The music was modern but the crowds were...More

Thank sarah H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is unbelievable how many people come to view the the changing of the guard. Snag a friendly Bobby, that’s what I did, and ask where the best viewing area is. It can change from day to day. The Bobby directed us front and center...More

Thank MaltaBound
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The ceremony is interesting but takes too long. It was crowded the day I attended. They tell you to arrive around 10:30 am but the changing takes place around 11:30; They wait is too long. If you have just a few days to visit London...More

Thank RonanD_BR
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sk009
17 June 2018|
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Response from E'Dwina P | Reviewed this property |
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
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Maggie S
14 June 2018|
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Response from Hitesh G | Reviewed this property |
No tickets are required to watch COG. you just need to reach on time and find an ideal place to watch. Tip :- carry your binoculars and find a central location at a height.
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MiamiMar
11 May 2018|
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Response from micheledM4464JW | Reviewed this property |
London walking tours or fun London tours Both are great
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