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London Attractions - What to see & do
Changing of the Guard
Catch this stirring ceremony starting at 11.27am (not in very wet weather). For best views stand in front of the Palace railings or by the Victoria memorial.
You will get many opportunities to photograph the Guards - the best time is not actually during the Guard change but before or after. Wellington Barracks to the left of Buckingham Palace as you face it, is best just after the ceremony. St James' Palace before or after the guard change at Buckingham Palace.
During the ceremony (at about 10.45am and again at 11.40am), the mounted guards will ride past, firstly going up 'The Mall' and then returning back down.
Want a picture standing next to a guard? Go to St James' Palace, walk past the courtyard of the Palace and turn left around the corner (into Pall Mall) and there is a guard standing all on his own, you can go and stand right next to him!
Go to the Horse Guards Parade and in Whitehall you can get a picture standing next to a guard mounted on their horse!!
- Click here to visit the official web site for Changing of the Guard