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Make british guard laugh in London

British royal guardsmen in Buckingham Palace are famous for their fancy bear hats and their "keep calm" super-power.


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Make british guard laugh

#2 of 6 things to do in London
In fact, British royal guardsmen are not as serios, as they look: in 2007 Welsh Guards Orchestra played Star Wars' Empire March to Saudi Arabia's king. But guards on service aren`t able to speak, move or even smile. And this is why hundreds and thousands of tourists are trying to make them laugh and taking funny selfies with them. Try it!

British guard
Guards just wanna have fun, photo James Cullen

You can visit Buckingham Palace in August and September, when Queen leaves it. Also you can enjoy Changing the Guard at 11:30 am daily from April to July and every other day during the rest of year.

Where to do?

Buckingham Palace in London
Buckingham Palace#2 of 5 places to visit in London

The Palace, built in 1703, is one of the main sights in London and the main royal residence.

Open hours: from 9:30 am to 7:30 pm in August; from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm in September
Official website: https://www.royal.uk/royal-residences-buckingham-palace

Tips and hints

But Oddviser doesn't recommend you to touch a guard: remember, he is on military service.


Guest17 August 2017

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