Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace
The Buckingham Palace is the residence of the British royal family and one of the most emblematic places in London. That is why this stop could not be missing in the tour offered by London City Tour.
One of the most interesting events is the Changing the Guard or Guard Mounting, which takes place at the main entrance of the Buckingham Palace. There, the guards hand over the responsibility for protecting the palace to the replacing ones in a particular ceremony.
This ceremony takes place every day between May and July and every two days during the rest of the year from 11:30am on –if rain allows.
Despite at the beginning the Changing the Guard was a courtesy instrument –the Old guards gave the responsibility of protecting the court to the New guards– over the years, this ceremony has become an authentic performance in which music is very important. During the ceremony a wide repertoire is being played: from military tattoos to film soundtracks, children’s songs and popular music.
Without any doubt, it is a must-see tourist attraction if you are visiting London.
London City Tour approaches you to this place. The West End Loop will ride you to the nearest stop to this point of interest. The first bus of London City Tour departs at 9:00am so early risers will be able to enjoy the Changing of the Guard at 11:30am.