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Changing of the guards

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Changing of the guards

What time does the changing of the guards actually start? I'm seeing so many different times....some say 11:00, some say 11:30 some say guard arrives at 11:30. What time frame will i actually see the good bit.... ie the actual change over.

How far is the guards to the state rooms?

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1. Re: Changing of the guards

Check out the info here:

http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page378.asp

The Buckingham Palace change starts at 11.30 and lasts about 45 minutes. The Horse Guards change is at 11.00 which is maybe what you were thinking of.

In busy times it is suggested that you get there well before the start for a decent view. I would aim for the Victoria Memorial for the best view but be prepared for a lot of hanging around with not very much happening.

As you look at the Palace from The Victoria Memorial the entrance to the State Rooms is to the left.

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2. Re: Changing of the guards

this is a second link for you adam has done all the hard work

http://www.changing-the-guard.com/sched.htm