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Changing of the Guard

Buckingham Palace, London, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
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Buckingham Palace Tour Including Changing of the...
Ranked #440 of 1,153 Attractions in London
Type: Performances
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Larne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Staying nearby, we did this yet again. We first saw it on our honeymoon many years ago. It is pretty good if you compare it to the Danish Guards in Copenhagen who sway about, chat and gawk at everyone in a totally undisciplined way. Ours look the part. It can be difficult to get a good view with the tourist... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Lucky for me i see this when i was younger and im sure i will remember it forever, well i hope i do cause nowadays you can't see a thing unless your there at the crack of dawn, or your over 6 foot 5!! I took my brother to see Buckingham palace and experience the changing of the guards but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

If you can get yourself to Buck House for 11am then you will enjoy this wonderful display of English pomp & ceremony!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Our guide smartly gets us to all the right places at the right time and so we got to see the Horse Guards, the marching band (we marched right along with them up the Mall road) and then he took us through the park to see relief troops. Am glad we took this route, much better to see all this... More

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London, United Kingdom
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86 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Was very much interested to see the guard change...but because of the crowd I could only watch little when the guards were going out...anyways the marching, horses, the parade all were superb...I wish to go here again to see the guard change completely....

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Washington DC
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Perhaps if there had not been so many people it would have been better, but the crowds were large and the view difficult. Something you have to see once but I would not go again.

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Frederick, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Probably one of the most hyped tourist attractions in the city, and probably one of the easiest ones to be highly disappointed with. During the summer months, the change happens on a daily basis. However, during the winter it alternates. On some months it’ll occur on even days and other it’s the odd days – so check the web for... More

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Western Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

To see this properly I recommend getting there a couple of hours before and waiting right next to the fence of the palace. There were literally thousands of people lining the road when I was there and I couldn't see much - the occasional glimpse of a man on a horse. But around the corner is the place where the... More

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We could have been doubting where we were, because on that particular day, the sun was so bright and warm. We nevertheless enjoyed this "classic" part of the Englih Folklore, even if it was very crowded, and we were too late to have a good spot.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is so classic you must include in your trip. The history to Great Britain is Brilliant we are doing a great job the public and vistors just love it. Thank you from me worth every public money

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