Changing the Guard or Guard Mounting takes place at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle on selected days. It involves the process of a new guard exchanging duties with the old guard and is a popular event viewed by thousands of people on a daily basis. Those staying at a Central London Hotel can visit the palace premises in a short period of time and those in search of a London Luxury Hotel can stay at Metropolitan by COMO, London which is located within minutes of the palaces.
The process starts with the St James Palace detachment of the Old Guard forming up in Friary Court before marching off via Stable Yard Gate to join the rest of the Old Guard waiting in the forecourt at Buckingham Palace. After that, the New Guard marches into the Palace Forecourt led by their Regimental Band and Corps of Drums. After the hand-over of the palace keys symbolically, the Old Guard departs for the barracks in Birdcage Walk and the St James Palace detachment of the New Guard marches off along The Mall to take up their posts.