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Changing the Guard, London, United Kingdom

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Distance from city center: 1.8mi
Sayuri87's pictureby Sayuri87 Outdoors Activities travel tip
added on the 14th of September, 2009
Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace one of the best free activities in London. It takes place at the courtyard of the Palace at 11:30, but you should arrive there early to get a good view. There are some ceremonial days when there is no Guard Mounting and also when it's a very rainy day.
If you want a picture with a guard, you have to walk down next to the courtyard and turn at the corner to Pall Mall, here is a guard standing alone. You can stay next to him and just make a photo.
He will probably not give any sign of life, but that's the greatest in it. :D

Buckingham Palace London, SW1A 1AA

Both the watching and the picture with the guard are free.

Opening Hours:
The Change is at 11:30 every day during spring and summer and every other day in fall and winter.

How to get there:
The nearest tube station is Victoria, Green Park and Hyde Park Corner.

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