• Make reservations at least a year ahead—if you are a small group or mother/daughter you might check for last minute cancellations.
  • Pack lightly—if you forgot something, there are plenty of stores
  • Have a troop or group "uniform"—it makes it easy to spot those in your group when you are in a crowd
  • Many places won’t take a credit card that does not have a "chip" in it. USA credit card companies are beginning to make the switch to make their cards more internationally friendly.
  • Make reservations for the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace if you want to go inside the parade ground. You cannot take photos if you are inside the fence, however.  Get info. from Pax Lodge.
  • The Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London is free but you must make reservations ahead of time.