Witness the pomp of ages-old British tradition at the Horse Guards Parade. 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 visit to Horse Guards Parade and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our London trip planner .
Tours to Horse Guards Parade
The Original Tour London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $43
Duration: 20 to 120 minutes
Buckingham Palace Tour Including Changing of the Guard Ceremony & Afternoon Tea BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $116
Duration: 4 hours 45 minutes
Buckingham Palace Tour Including Changing of the Guard Ceremony BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $73
Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes
Horse Guards Parade Reviews
Ontzettende leuk om te zien, maar je moet wel een goed plekje kunnen vinden om alles te kunnen zien! more »Nice to see, but you have to be able to find a good place to see everything!
The soldiers spend hours and hours practicing to get it right. It looks magnificent and is a joy to watch. Whether the money could be spent on something more useful is another matter. What Britain doe... more »
If you get the right time of day you can see the Horse Guards being changed. A proper bit of military ritual. There's usually a bit of a crowd, so make sure to get there early if you want a good view.
Fantastic photo opportunity to capture some true British architecture. This is an accessible location in close proximity to Buckingham Palace and a number of other key sites. You can either access this from the from the Household Division Charity or St James Park. I would highly recommend you access it from the St James park side, where it is less crowded and offers a lot more room to move around.
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