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Even this time of year get there at least one hour early to be up against the gates or in a prime spot at the Victoria fountain across the street. Around 10am. You will not be allowed to walk around the roads or leave the...More
This is massively crowded even during off season. It's absolutely not worth the hassle. You're probably going to be watching the whole thing through the sea of cell phone screens that the crowd is holding up in front of you.
Plus the ceremony itself isn't...More
We knew it would be busy so got there early (10am), and waited on a cold UK morning. Well worth the wait as the ceremony began and the guards changed over - great to say we have done it and it was quite spectacular really.
You must make time for the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Exit the Piccadilly Line at Green Park. Only a 5 minute walk through Hyde Park gets you the Buckingham Palace. Go immediately to the steps across the street and stake out...More
It should be a great attraction because people can see how groups of royal guard soldiers changing their schedules to serve and guard Buckingham Palace. However because it is too touristy and also because of free, this attraction becomes too touristy and attracts so many...More
In some ways, doesn't live up to all the hype but still something that should be experienced when visiting London. Arrive an hour before the 11:30am start if you want a spot along the fence around the palace for the best viewing location. Beware that...More
This is such a moment in history - steeped in tradition - all seasons of the year. It is spectacular - no matter where you stand to watch - it is amazing. The pure 'regalness' of it blows me away every single time I watch.
We happened to be visiting Buckingham Palace at the right time of 10:30am to see the ceremony for the changing of the guard. I was surprised at how long it went for and how much ceremony there was. It was quite entertaining. And it was...More
This is an iconic thing to see in person. Glad we went but once is enough. You know ahead that it is going to be incredibly crowded so don't be surprised. It is always crowded.
We arrived at 9:45 for 11:00 and the center gate...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.