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Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall, London

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Witness the pomp of ages-old British tradition at the Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall. Though there are mounted guards here to observe all day, a highlight is the changing of the guard ceremony, which takes place every morning. Appreciate the music, atmosphere, and precision of the ritual. Admire the horses and the splendid red uniforms of the guards. Bring your camera along and have your photo taken with one of the guards or horses. Talk to one of the mounted police officers accompanying the guards to answer any questions and for more information. Plan your Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall visit and explore what else you can see and do in London using our London trip generator.
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  • This is definitely the best place to experience the changing of the guards. It is far less crowded than standing outside Buckingham Palace and you get a much better view; the only difference is there ...  more »
  • This is a quick and free must see! The beautiful and well trained horses, with the well dressed guards is certainly something to see. Even on a rainy day it was worth it to stand and watch this changi...  more »
  • We happened to walk onto the parade ground just as the Changing of the Guard was beginning; such great pageantry!  more »
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  • Great free tourist attraction in London perfect for anyone wanting to see something a little out of the ordinary! Form here it's a few meters walk to the beautiful st James Park, 5 mins to Big Ben, Houses of Parliament and about 10mins walk to the Palace. Walk slow and take in all the sights that London has to the offer. (Please let me know if you found this helpful)
  • Superb for tourists and to take your kids. The guards look amazing and the changing ceremony is worth seeing. As a Londoner I pass through as a short cut from Waterloo place to Whitehall and it always impresses. I especially like it early mornings , when the place seems empty except for me, the guard and the stunning architecture
  • Nice rocks to play in in the courtyard. Kids dammed it lots of water. Nice nearness to park.
  • Famous spot of guard change and inspection. Fun spectacle to watch
  • The place is so pretty. The air is so good. It's an amazing place to go for a walk.