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“God Save The Queen!”

Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall
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Owner description: Built in 1745 to house the old palace guards, this is London's largest single open space that is used for the changing of the guards.
Reviewed February 18, 2013

One of the best things to do if you're a tourist is see the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace which takes place every day shortly after 11am., The band plays quite modern marching music these days (I've heard them do renditions of Beatles tunes) and the horses are groomed magnificently. It's a great photo shoot.

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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Brilliant photo opportunity.Try to make the guards smile or acknowledge you is a bit of fun.The museum is more for those interested in the history of the guards.This is walking distance from the Palace and Downing street no need to take transport

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Reviewed February 8, 2013

This is a square parade ground just behind Whitehall on the edge of the park. The classical white buildings are worth seeing from this side but you only really want to go if you are passing. The Trooping of the Colour is held here - for the Queen's official birthday - but you are unlikely to see it in person. Apart from that, the most action it has seen recently was the Beach Volleyball at the London 2012 Olympics.

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Reviewed February 7, 2013

This was great,we did manage to see a lot here,including changing of the guards,anBuckingham Palce,the Mews with all the coaches,even entrance to the Palace,again so much to see and do.Worth a visit.

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Reviewed January 30, 2013

At 11am each morning there is a formal changing of the horse guards. Pretty cool to watch.

Even if you don't make it at 11am, check it out. I spent about 30 minutes walking around. This is one of the places where you can get right next to a royal guard and take one of those awkward pictures or try to make them laugh.

A quick visit is all that is needed on your way to Westminster, Parliament or Trafalgar Square.

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