Where does the changing of the Horse Guards take place?

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).

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.

What is the street called where the Horse Guards are?

Horse Guards Avenue is a road in the City of Westminster, London, linking the major thoroughfares of Whitehall and Victoria Embankment, to the east of the Horse Guards building and parade area.

Where are the royal guards in London?

You will see (mounted) Life Guards, members of the Household Cavalry, at Horse Guards (the building) near Trafalgar Square. The Queen’s Guard members are posted at Buckingham Palace and at St James’s Palace, with two in Pall Mall and two in Friary Court.

Where is the changing of the guard at 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.

How often do the Horse Guards change?

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

Where do you stand in Horse Guards Parade?

The best opportunity now is to go to Horse Guards Parade where you can stand next to a Queen’s Life Guard. During the ceremony (at about 10.45am and again at 11.40am), the mounted guards will ride past, firstly going up ‘The Mall’ and then returning back down.

Where can I see Horse Guards?

Horse Guards Parade is the ceremonial parade ground in St James’s Park and is the scene of Trooping the Colour on the Queen’s official birthday in June. Horse Guards is the building with a clock tower over an archway, and remains the official entrance to St James’s and Buckingham Palace.

What is the concrete building Horse Guards Parade?

The Admiralty Citadel
The Admiralty Citadel It looks like a massive concrete fortress that has been plunged in to the centre of Whitehall and actually, that’s exactly what it is. The amazing thing is, that most people pass through Horse Guards Parade without even noticing its existence.

Where are the royal guards located?

Buckingham Palace, St James’s Palace, and Tower of London There are two detachments of the Queen’s Guard in London, one each for Buckingham Palace and St James’s Palace, under the command of the captain of the Queen’s Guard.