Royal and Ceremonial London, London

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    If anyone happens to get a...

    by LeeParis Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    If anyone happens to get a chance to see the Queen's Guard at practice, go for it! It really is rather impressive...and lots of fun to watch. We were walking up the Mall from Buckinham Palace to Trafalgar Square on a rainy day. We heard the sound of music and sure enough, the guards were out practicing at the Horse Guard's Parade grounds. It was nifty to watch them march in formation and to listen to the band play.
    There are bleachers where people can sit and watch although they were damp that day. Still, the rain stopped for a short while and we got a free show that was terrific!

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    Royal Opera House

    by LanaFromRiga Written Apr 4, 2005

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    On the north-eastern flank of the plaza is the gleaming, redeveloped – and practically new – Royal Opera House.
    Ticket is 8 pounds per person, tours 10.30am, 12.30pm Monday-Saturday.

    The Royal Opera
    Related to:
    • Music
    • Arts and Culture

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    Big Ben!

    by brazilnut30 Written Nov 21, 2004

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    I saw this from several different angles the best coming as I passed by along the Thames River. Big Ben is just an awesome site that everyone should see one time!!

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    • Architecture

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    Horse Guard Guardhouse

    by geeyook Written May 24, 2004

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    Guardhouse is home to the Household Division. Two mounted horsemen are on guard duty from 10AM until 4PM every day with a changeover every hour.

    Horse Guard Guardhouse

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    MOUNTED GUARD

    by parsix Written Sep 12, 2003

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    I do admire these people for their discipline. I cannot stand still for a minute. How do they do it?

    change of guards

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    Horse Guard's View from behind.

    by A2002 Updated Oct 20, 2002

    Not a really must see... eiks... I wouldn't wanna go near there. Just something fun.
    It is quite crowded in front with hordes of tourists taking pictures, and not so from behind :-P.

    Horse Guard's Backside...

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    Horse Guard.

    by A2002 Written Oct 19, 2002

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    There is no changing of guards on Saturday, so don't they get tired at all???
    This is a change of the horse guards at about 2pm on Saturday. "Mini" changing of guards.

    Changing of Horse Guards.

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    Horse Guard

    by Chamsa Written Dec 4, 2002

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    Nobody knows what these guys are guarding there, but for the classical tourist picture you have to go there.

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    London Horse Guards

    by hayward68 Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Go take a pic of one of the bored guards sitting around on his horse. Can you imagine having to do this all day!!

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    Changing of the Guard at...

    by vigi Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Place.
    Hey! I saw the Red jackets of the Coldstream Guards. Good view huh? I struggled for that!!!

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    The changing of the guard is a...

    by Michael_D Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The changing of the guard is a 'must see' one time in your life. Its heritage laden militaristic tradition at its best. I love the uni's and the pomp and circumstance.

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    Of course the changing of the...

    by Sarah97 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Of course the changing of the guard. English guard changing ceremony was the biggest one I've ever seen in other European countries.

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    The releave of the guards at...

    by Pierre_Rouss Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The releave of the guards at Buckinham Palace
    Everyday, same time, the guards do their daily prosession in front of the ample crowd.

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    Changing of the Guards

    by ldahl Written Aug 24, 2002

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    I wish I could have seen it but when we were there the city was experiencing a huge protest and so the changing of the guards was cancelled.

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