Saturday, December 19, 2009

Horse Guards Parade

London The Unfinished City
You Shall Not Pass.

Saturday December 19, 2009.

When walking along Whitehall, it is hard to miss the Life Guards, sitting proud astride their mounts, or standing silent in their alcoves at Horse Guards Parade

London The Unfinished City
Standing in silence at Horse Guards Parade.

Walking through the arch, which is still the official entrance to St James's and Buckingham Palace, leads you on to the ceremonial parade ground, beyond. 

London The Unfinished City
Horse Guards Parade and the parade ground.

If you time your visit you can watch the Changing of the Queen's Life Guard, which is always a crowd puller. 

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Ready for inspection.

Within Horse Guards Parade is the Household Cavalry Museum, where you can try on the uniforms, learn about their history and also see the stables and regiment in action.