Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace
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- 98%History Buffs
- 83%Local Culture
- 70%Family Travelers
- 61%Adventure Travelers
- 59%Art & Design Lovers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 51%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (98)
- Changing the Guard at Buckingham PalaceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 9Feb 26, 2014
This is one of those things that we did, simply because everyone said we "have to do it." While it was a grand spectacle, we decided that in the end, it was hardly our cup of tea.
- Changing the Guard at Buckingham PalaceMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Dec 31, 2013
Seeing the changing of the guard seems to be a required tourist activity. However, with all the crowds it can be hard to see anything, so go early if you want a good spot.
- Changing the Guard at Buckingham PalaceMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Dec 17, 2013
We watched the Buckingham Palace "Changing of the Guard" and it's much more than a handful of soldiers replacing another handful of soldiers. It's full of traditional British pomp and pageantry, with drums and brass instruments a blazing. It is an amazing experience that one will long remember!
- Changing the Guard at Buckingham PalaceAmbassadorMember ofStudentsBackpackersOct 26, 2013
It's famous and well-known, exciting to watch once but you'll never need to again, and if you don't get there early you might as well leave. A perfect tick off your travel bucket list.
- Changing the Guard at Buckingham PalaceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4Oct 03, 2013
I've seen the changing of the guard twice more than ten years apart and both times it was a grand experience. When you get to Buckingham a few minutes before 11, there's always a crowd murmuring with anticipation. The actual ceremony is almost like a parade, with soldiers on foot or horseback and a brass band playing the whole time. The juxtaposition of the soldiers' fur hats and machine guns is always a little strange.
- Changing the Guard at Buckingham PalaceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4May 28, 2013
Absolute chaos of people. We were being herded around like sheep and no one could see hardly a thing but it was a pretty cool thing to say you'd seen. We had just got off the train and left the station and made it to the gates just as the guards were going through so not planning at all worked out for us. It may have been extra crazy busy because the London Marathon was the next day - it was insane, sardine like crowds.
- Changing the Guard at Buckingham PalaceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Feb 08, 2014
Enjoy the pomp and organization of military precision. View each day at 11:30 am contingent upon weather. Get there early for a good front row seat....crowds get about 7 to 8 deep.
- Changing the Guard at Buckingham PalaceFeb 05, 2013
Way too crowded. We went in the peak of winter and it was still ridiculous. I would still recommend going as it is a London icon, but I did not 'love' this experience. We left half way through because we simply couldn't see anything. Go and see the palace when this is not on so you can get a good view!