Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace

The Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace has always been one of the top things to see when you visit the Capital. As you crowd around the Palace gates and wait patiently for what was is actually Guard Mounting, but is put on display in true British Pomp & Ceremony for our viewing pleasure.

Changing the Guard or Guard Mounting is the process involving a new guard exchanging duty with the old guard. The Guard that looks after Buckingham Palace is called The Queen's Guard and is divided into two Detachments: the Buckingham Palace Detachment (responsible for guarding Buckingham Palace), and the St. James's Palace Detachment, (responsible for guarding St. James's Palace).

All the guards taking part in the ceremony are dressed in traditional red tunics and bearskin hats, and the ceremony is set to music.

Changing the Guard will take place at Buckingham Palace on the following days in January, February and March 2011:
January – even-numbered days from 6 January i.e. 6, 8, 10, etc
February – odd-numbered days from 1 February i.e 1, 3, 5, etc
March – odd-numbered days from 1 March i.e. 1, 3, 5, etc

Buckingham palace is also a great place to start to enjoy some of the major sites of London on foot; from Buckingham Palace you can easily walk to; Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Piccadilly Circus, St James' Palace, 10 Downing Street, The Thames, Trafalgar Square and even Hard Rock Cafe, to name just a few of the great London sights that are a stones throw from Buckingham Palace!

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