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Changing of the Guard | London

A must-see for anyone visiting London is the Changing of the Guard ceremony outside of Buckingham Palace. It's the procedure where the Old Guard at the palace switches duty with the New Guard and is one of London's most popular and iconic ceremonies.

The Queen's Life Guard have guarded the King or Queen since the reign of Henry VII - over 520 years! Immaculately presented guards performing precision drills make this ceremony a must for tourists and locals alike.

The ceremony starts at 11 am sharp, and it's recommended to arrive by 10.15 to ensure a good viewing spot. Follow the link below to see the schedule of confirmed dates, as these can change at short notice.

Plus, see iconic British sights of the Mall and Buckingham Palace. Best of all, viewing is free of charge and no tickets are required.

Concessions: Free entry