The Guards

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Birdcage Walk, London, United Kingdom
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The Guards London Reviews

Vikram Vikram
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Worth the little schlep across the Palace if guards take your fancy Oct 27, 2012
Across the Buckingham Palace, in the very lively birdcage, bordering along the parks and in the same area where residents jog and tourists walk lies the Guards Museum. This isn't by any means a neon-glow-in-your-face touristy style attraction, neither does it has the trappings of becoming one. It's what a museum is meant to do in the old sense of the world - SHOWCASE EXHIBITS. The entrance fees are less than 5 GBP, having said that it was free with the London Pass.

This really is the place if you're into memerobilia of guards, it's got everything. Having said that, it did feel a trifle clustered, to an extent where, after a while, it did feel like an eyesore having so many fantastic things just randomly staring back at you.

The highlight for me was a section on British soliders stationed in Afghanistan, their uniforms and stories of casualties and lives lost.

You can leave your feedback on little cards, and it was really interesting to note that a majority of American kids (they'd written their name, location and AGE) had left fdbk along the lines of "thanks for helping America".

I spent about 30 mins in here. It's actually a good breather after the grandeur that is the Buckingham Palace, but as I said earlier, it's definitely not a "Tier 1" attraction in my mind.
Random capture in the museum
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Vikram says:
Thanks for the comment Jim. Yes, very average.
Posted on: Dec 25, 2012
rsvpme says:
Sounds like a mid-point rating. I did nit realize the Guards were an actual soldier unit.
Posted on: Dec 25, 2012
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