Horse Guards Parade
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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, where the troops are presented…
Horse Guards Parade is a large parade ground off Whitehall in central London, where you can witness the royal guards changing.
Watch the ceremony Changing The Queen's Life Guard for half an hour most mornings. Get close to the mounted sentries as they stand on duty; you can watch them as they change every hour.
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