Changing The Guard

One of the most iconic symbols of Britain is the Queen’s Guard, expression-less soldiers standing sentry outside Buckingham Palace and other Royal palaces around Britain. Their red coats and tall bearskin hats acts as beacons of centuries old tradition, Changing the Queens’s Life Guard.
Crowds gather in central London around The Mall, Victoria Monument and the Gates of Buckingham Palace to witness the ceremony. It’s a must do tradition of visitors and locals alike, watching the pomp and circumstance as the Guards make their way from Horse Guards Parade towards Buckingham Palace to change shifts with the Guards on Duty.
Changing The Guard takes place on odd days in August, then even days in September and October, at 1130 am. Arrive early to secure a good view spot or try for a weekday, off peak to take part in this historic tradition.

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