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London attractions: Learn about the iconic guardsmen at the London Guards Museum

Published: Saturday 26th of January 2013

The Queen's guardsmen are one of the most iconic and enduring sights of English capital, and people who want to learn more about their fascinating tradition should consider a trip to The London Guards Museum for things to do in London.

In their red coats and black bearskin hats, the guards are famous the world over, with many tourists flocking to see the changing of the guards every day outside Buckingham Palace.

People visiting the Guards Museum will gain an exclusive insight into the Foot Guards and the Household Cavalry, learning about their combat histories and their present day function.

As well as the two regiments of Household Cavalry that make up Her Majesty's Household Division, there are five regiments of foot guards: the Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards.

Those interested in the military history of Britain will find all the museums they need in London.

The Royal Air Force Museum, the National Maritime Museum and Firepower Royal Artillery Museum are just a few that will intrigue and delight visitors to London.

Discover more for less with a London Pass.

Posted by Georgina Black

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