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“Fantastic”

Trooping the Colour
Ranked #79 of 343 Concerts & Shows in London
Certificate of Excellence
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London, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

First off you need to get there early as its gets very busy and crowded. Its good to see the set up anyway. I did not stand in one space but just generally walked around. The bands start to march about 10ish before the Queen and Royalty arrive in the carriages.
Once the queen has gone its quite a wait till they march back so its time for a warm up and a coffee.
Now for the tip that was given to me by two gents that go every year and to every Royal event, so i listened..... Don't stand near the front by the palace because when the police let you on to the Mall it is done from the top end down so if your near the Palace then your last out. i stood half way down by the gates not far from a opening. Once it was opened i walked along the edge and got to Queen Victoria Monument. Go some great shots and was in prime location.
If your in London then this is well worth seeing

Visited June 2012
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wonderfully British”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

One of the few things left in this country which can make us proud to be born here. Keeping tradition alive is mega important.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“colour spectacular!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

So full of colour and order, a great sight for Brits and tourists alike! The participants look wonderful in their uniforms and it looks like they're enjoying themselves rather than it be a chore.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Queens Birthday Parade”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

Takes place for the Queens Official birthday .The ceremony takes place at Horse Guards Parade and then a parade comes down the Mall at about 12.15 get there early to get a good view and see the Queen and other members of the Royal Family .Wait for the 1.00 Fly past by the RAF

Visited June 2012
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London
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Not just a pretty troop!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

If in town simply do not miss this homage to the Sovereign by the army, the music, marching spectacular really is the best in the world. That is to say effortless!

Visited June 2012
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