Changing of the guard

The Mall, SW1A 1AA. (Open Map)


Tourists can't get enough of the grandeur of soldiers in bright-red uniforms and bearskin hats parading down the Mall and into Buckingham Palace. Witness the full spectacle for yourself by arriving at least 45 minutes before it begins. The 45-minute event features a full military band playing tunes from traditional marches, musicals and pop songs. Although the ceremony is well-attended, you can still get a good view even from row 15, despite the inevitable forest of selfie sticks!