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July 13, 2005
From journal Tea Time in London
by Joy S
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
April 19, 2013
From journal Easter Break in London
April 3, 2007
From journal A Weekend in London
MEXICO CITY, Mexico
October 14, 2005
From journal Global Exchange Guides
July 9, 2004
From journal Buckingham Palace
San Francisco, California
May 14, 2002
From journal 2 days in London
June 28, 2002
The Wellington Barracks are on Birdcage Walk, across from St. James Park, opposite Spur Road, about 500 yards from Buckingham Palace. The inspection is on the "parade ground" which is also the barracks parking lot. Nearest tube: St. James Park on the Circle and District lines.
From journal On & Off the Tourist Trail in London
by Red Mezz
Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
September 2, 2006
From journal Beyond the Bridge...the Experience that is London.
June 29, 2005
From journal Trip to London, England
Saint Paul, Minnesota
July 1, 2005
If there was one piece of London I feel like I could have skipped, this it it. Everyone says you have to go see the Changing or you're missing out, but I disagree.
The main problem with the Changing of the Guard is the crowd. There is simply no way to properly view the ceremony unless you arrive an hour or more early. And since it takes place at 11:30am, you are spending some of the most valuable parts of your day just waiting.
The ceremony itself is quite impressive. There is music and a flurry of organized movement. I was impressed with the ceremony itself, even if I was only wondering how they keep cool in their uniforms. If you've got other places to be in London, though, skip the Changing of the Guard.
From journal London: Introduce Yourself to Europe