Great British traditions: The Changing of the Guard

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This comprehensive insider guide will help you get the most from your Changing of the Guard viewing experience.

The Changing of the Guard is the epitome of British pomp and pageantry. Something that Britain – a constitutional monarchy – does better than any other country.

Covering everything from the ceremony’s history to the best places to watch it, this comprehensive insider guide will help you get the most from your Changing of the Guard viewing experience.

Using this guide

The guide is split into three parts.
1)    Changing of the Guard FAQ
2)    Best ways to watch the Changing of the Guard
3)    Changing of the Guard Timeline

Part one, Changing of the Guard FAQ, gives a little background to the ceremony, details the days you can see it and covers many other frequent asked questions connected with the iconic pageant.

Part two, Best ways to watch the Changing of the Guard, details the two best approaches to watching the ceremony. Most importantly, it tells you where you need to go, and when you need to get there.

Part three, Changing of the Guard Timeline, runs down when and where things happen in the ceremony. Many people don’t realise that it occurs in three locations, and along the two public highways that connect them.

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Great British traditions: The Changing of the Guard was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Brett Ackroyd
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Brett hopes to one day reach the shores of far-flung Tristan da Cunha, the most remote of all the inhabited archipelagos on Earth…as to what he’ll do when he gets there, he hasn’t a clue. Over the last 10 years, London, New York, Cape Town and Pondicherry have all proudly been referred to as home. Now it’s Copenhagen’s turn, where he lends his travel expertise to momondo.com.