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Wellington Barracks, London

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The Foot Guards battalions on public duties in London are located in barracks conveniently close to Buckingham Palace for them to be able to reach the palace very quickly in an emergency. In central London, three companies are based at Wellington Barracks, Westminster, about three hundred yards from Buckingham Palace between Birdcage Walk and Petty France. Wellington Barracks is also home to all of the Foot Guards bands and all of the regimental headquarters.
Wellington Barracks were designed by Sir Francis Smith and Philip Hardwick and opened in 1833. The Guards Chapel was rebuilt in the 1960s after the original chapel was destroyed by a bomb in World War II. On 31 August 2007, Diana, Princess of Wales' two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, organised a memorial service in the chapel, marking the 10th anniversary of their mother's death. The Grenadier Guards, Coldstream Guards and Scots Guards currently have a company based at the barracks.
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  • it is located next to the buckingham palace. it is off the side road. this is where the changing of the guards stay.  more »
  • There was a surprising amount to see at the Wellington Barracks, including the guards museum and opposite is the flanders fields memorial garden. It's only a few hundred yards from Buckingham Palace s...  more »
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  • Meeting a lot of people I have worked with. Great times. Thank you guys.
  • The starting point for our celebrations for the RAF 100... the exterior is very grand and for persons visiting it for the first time are captivated by its looks... It does look very tired and behind the exterior isn't very impressive at all... But it's a working military barracks after all and must be taken into account... There is a guard mount (royal duties) every single day, and takes some punishment.. I was honoured to march onto the "hallowed Square" ready to march off on the 10th July.. Not everyone can say that...
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