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    Where to see the Changing of the Guard in London?

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    Where to see the Changing of the Guard in London?

    One of the favorite things to do for tourists is to attend the Changing of the Guard in London. The best known and undoubtedly the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace which attracts thousands of people ready to wait for hours to see the Royal Guard at their best.
    However, it is possible to attend other changing of the guard, which are more intimate and take place in some of the city's very beautiful monuments.




    Please note, in rainy weather the ceremony can be canceled!

     

    Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace

    The changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace is best known by tourists who appreciate the fanfare of the royal guard which plays a rich and varied repertoire.

    Free

    When? Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 11 a.m.
    Itinerary: From Wellington Barracks to Buckingham
    Duration : 40 min

     


    Metro bus Green Park, Hyde Park Corner, Victoria11, 211, 239, C1, C10

     



    Changing of the Guard on horseback at Horse Guards Parade

    A Horse Guards Parade, the changing of the guard is provided by two cavalry regiments.

    Free

    When? Monday to Saturday at 11 a.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m.
    Route : Hyde Park Barrack, Green Park et  Horse Guards Road.
    Duration : 30 min

     

    Metro bus Charing Cross, Embankment, Westminster3, 11, 12, 159, 24, 3, 453, 53, 87, 88

     


    The troop review: 4 O'Clock Parade or Dismounting Ceremony

    Still at Horse Guards but this time in the small courtyard behind the horse boxes, the guards on foot and on horseback are inspected by an officer.

    Free

    When? Every day at 16 p.m.
    Duration : Between 15 and 20 min

     

    Metro bus Charing Cross, Embankment, Westminster3, 11, 12, 159, 24, 3, 453, 53, 87, 88

     

    Changing of the Guard at the Tower of London

    Every day at 15 p.m., an officer inspects the guards in front of Byward Tower.

     

    The next generation Tower of London is only accessible to the public with a ticket to visit the monument.

    When? Every day at 15 p.m.
    Duration : 10 min

    Metro bus River shuttles Tower Hill15, 42, 78, 100, RV1Tower Pier

     

    Changing of the Guard at Windsor Castle

    Windsor Castle is a royal residence where the Queen stays most weekends, during the months of March to April and a week in June during the prestigious Royal Ascot horse race.

    The ceremony is held inside the Windsor Castle, therefore a ticket to attend.

    When? Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Not the changing of the guard on Sunday!
    Duration : 45 min

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