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Changing of the Guard

| Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA, England
+44 303 123 7300
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A must see in London, outside Buckingham Palace, but check out the schedule as it only happens daily from May to July, otherwise on alternate days
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  • Average23%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We arrived 45 minutes early but that was not early enough! It was very crowded and non of our group could see enough to enjoy the show! Police continually warned tourists to guard backpacks and purses because lots of theft takes place there. We were...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you miss this no big deal. A lot of it happens behind gates of Buckingham. Everything takes about 1.5 hours and if is extremely busy. There is two big matches that happen with music. One left of gated the other right. After horse and...More

Thank Karen W
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Went to the changing of the guards as part of a tour. Very very crowded so not a chance of seeing much at all. Not sure if we arrived late but it seemed to be over extremely quickly at best I just heard some music....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Wandered to Buckingham Palace on the off chance there would be an announcement on the royal berth but not happening. Many people milling around and told the changing of the guard was imminent. Say Charles arrive and enter the palace through the side door. Nobody...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks to FunLondonTours, I really had a great time ! Gavin (don't call him Kevin!) proved to be a great guide, entertaining his group with interesting historical facts all the way to Buckingham! Add a lot of fun to that , and You'll get the...More

Thank Jerome93140
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get there early to ensure a good view but trust me it's worth the wait, an absolute must when in the capital

Thank Steve57C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Phil was the best! We thoroughly enjoyed this guided tour, far more than even expected. We highly recommend this tour if you want the best views, history and personality. Phil even spent time visiting with us after the tour. 10+

Thank Sunshine97222
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace is extremely popular. Plan to arrive an hour beforehand to ensure a good viewing position. Also check the days as it is not on every day (we discovered after waiting 30minutes).

1  Thank P M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth the really long wait to have a great view. We waited almost an hour and a half in order to have front row viewing. There are no seats in front of Buckingham Palace, so if you really want to be able to see the...More

1  Thank zarinafied
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A grand daily show. Reach on time to watch the show closely . You need to figure out the location where you can watch the entire ceremony.

Thank Hitesh G
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MiamiMar
10 May 2018|
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Response from Steve57C | Reviewed this property |
I didn't use any tour company or guide, made my own way down to the palace and waited
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bharatbatham
7 November 2017|
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Response from JohnDavid_1956 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't use a guide for changing of the guard and truly you don't need one. We asked the concierge about a cab and the time so we did it ourselves. It doesn't happen every day so be careful not to go on an off day. It... More
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