Where are the royal guards in London?

Buckingham Palace
The Buckingham Palace gates and the steps of the Victoria Memorial just opposite are two of the best spots to watch Changing the Guard. Alternatively, get there early and try to grab a spot on The Mall, between Marlborough Road and Buckingham Palace, for a close-up view of the guards marching past.

Where can you see the Horse Guards in London?

Horse Guards Parade in London is a parade ground near Whitehall used for royal parades and ceremonies. Every morning the ceremony of Changing of the Guard takes place at Horse Guards Parade (11:00 Monday – Saturday, 10:00 Sunday). The annual Trooping of The Colour takes place at Horse Guards Parade.

Can you walk through Horse Guards?

Visiting The Horse Guards Parade Only members of the royal family or cavalrymen on duty are allowed to travel through the archway; however, tourists are free to walk through from Whitehall to the Horse Guards Parade and St. James’s Park.

Are there horses at changing of the guard?

Although not as well known as the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace smaller crowds and no railings between you and the men and horses taking part make changing The Queen’s Lifeguard on Horse Guards Parade ideal for visitors with younger children and those looking for some amazing pictures.

Why do royal guards wear red?

“The reason British soldiers traditionally wore red is because it was the cheapest and most readily available dye,” Fitzwilliams said.

Where are the household cavalry stables?

Historic setting. The Household Cavalry Museum sits within Horse Guards in Whitehall, central London, one of the city’s most historic buildings.

What buildings are around Horse Guards Parade?

It is enclosed to the north by the Admiralty Citadel and the Admiralty Extension building, to the east by Admiralty House, William Kent’s Horse Guards (formerly the headquarters of the British Army) and the rear of Dover House (home of the Scotland Office), and to the south by Kent’s Treasury building (now used by the …

How often do the Horse Guards change?

When to Watch Two mounted sentries guard the entrance to Horse Guards on Whitehall from 10:00am until 4:00pm. These are changed every hour.

How long is the Horse Guards Parade?

about 25 mins
The changing of the guard at Horseguards begins at 11.00am and lasts about 25 mins (most of which is just standing around), the change at BP starts at about 11.30 and again lasts about 25mins, although unless you are up against the railings you won’t see much , so you would be pushing it a bit to see both on the same …