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The Changing of the Guard
at Buckingham Palace

Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, London, U.K.

The Changing of the Guard
The Changing of the Guard takes place at Buckingham Palace. The Guards enter the Palace gates on the left. After the Changing of the Guard takes place (just inside the Palace railings), the guards march out of the gate on the right (see picture below).

Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, London, U.K.



For the best views, arrive early and stand at the Palace railings or climb on the base of the fountain/statue in front of the Palace (below). You can also stand to the left or right front sides of the Palace, but be prepared for large crowds, especially during peak tourist season.

Royal marching band during Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace, London, England



Hours
Days and hours are subject to change.
March-April (weather permitting) every other day. May thru' July daily.
Check official web site for Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle Changing of the Guard before your visit.

The Changing of the Guard ceremony lasts for approximately 45 minutes.

Note: The Guard uniforms are Gray in the Winter months and Red in the Spring / Summer months.


Fun Event
Arrange for your group to see The Changing of the Guard. Take a Tour of Buckingham Palace during its Summer Opening. Combine your visit to The State Rooms with The Royal Mews and/or The Queen's Gallery.


Nearest Underground Stations
Victoria, Hyde Park Corner, St. James's Park or Green Park.

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Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, London, U.K.

Visiting Buckingham Palace in the Summertime, London, England

Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, London, U.K.

Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, London, U.K.

Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, London, U.K.


More Info
British Monarchy Web Site
(020)-7766-7300

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace
State Rooms Tour


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