The Changing of the Guard Ceremony at Buckingham Palace got a little more complicated this week.
In preparation for the Olympics which will be taking place in July, The Mall and half of St James’s Park has been closed off. This also means that Marlborough Road, where the Old Guard used to assemble prior to marching to Buckingham Palace, is closed at the moment.
As a result, the Old Guard are now beginning their arch from Clarence House (the London home of Prince Charles and Camilla).
Aside from that, the Changing of the Guard Ceremony can still be followed as per our original article on the guard change ceremony.
With the closing of half of St James’s Park, the toilets that are located in the park are now also closed. The closest free toilets are now the ones situated in Green Park Underground Station, a short walk from Buckingham Palace.
On the Jack the Ripper Tour front the Olympics have not had an impact and the walk is still taking place seven nights a week at 7 pm from outside Exit Four of Aldgate East Underground Station.
This week we’ll be launching a brand new Facebook competition with a great prize. In the last month, prizes have included copies of the book Uncovering Jack the Ripper’s London and the DVD Unmasking Jack the Ripper.
So be sure to check back this week for news of our great new prize.