We just had to go and see the famous Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, but I cant help but feel a little bit disappointed. Because it was so busy! The crowds were unbelievable, even for October which isn't tourist season.
We arrived a good hour early and already the front of the palace was busy with people about 3 or 4 deep. And we just didnt fancy standing there with everyone inevitably crowding at our backs as well. So we decided to take up a position on the side of the road by the big memorial.
Although that did give us a spelndid view of the marching bands marching towards the palace, unfortunately we couldnt see anything once they disappeared inside, so we ended up leaving at that point.
I am sure that the parade is fantastic if you arrive early enough to get a good spot