Ever been stuck for something to do in London?
Well.... Changing the Guard is a daily, except in winter, process of old Queen's guard exchanging duties with the new one.
It is held at Buckinham Palace and always well visited. Pretty crowded really so you have to take your post early to get a view.
However, there are two Detachments of soldiers, one for the Buckingham Palace and the other for St James's Palace. If you want to get close and take some good photos, head for the side entrance of St James's Palace on Marlborough Rd which is just a few minutes walk away.
The photo above was taken at the Friary Court of St James's Palace, the tired soldiers are on their way to a well earned rest. On this occasion they are Welsh Guards, recognized by green and white plume worn on left side of the bearskin cap.
The court pictured in the photo was where young Queen Victoria was first seen by her subjects after her succession to the throne.
All info on Changing the Guard can be found on:
The Official website of the British Monarchy