Changing of the Guard Walking Tour in London

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Duration - 2 to 3 hours

INR 788 p.p. onwards

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Greater London, United Kingdom

Get up close to the world famous Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace! The Changing of the Guard is the changeover of the Royal guard and, on this London walking tour, you'll stand in the best spots to watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony, march next to the guards and get fantastic photos!

Throughout the tour your local guide will explain each step of the Changing of the Guard ceremony process as you watch the Royal Guards, the Household Cavalry and the Regimental Musical Bands march towards Buckingham Palace in one of the most inspiring & traditional British events in all its glorious pomp & pageantry.

You’ll also learn about Royal landmarks including Buckingham Palace, St James's Palace and Clarence House as well as discover the home of British Royalty and Government at Big Ben, Westminster Abbey & Houses of Parliament.

The Changing of the Guard is one of the most historical and cultural London events and now you can enjoy it up close on one of the best tours in London.

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Changing of the Guard Walking Tour in London 10:00

INR 788
p.p. onwards

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Changing of the Guard, Constitution Hill Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA England

Get up close to see the world famous Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace where the Queen's Foot Soldiers & the Household Cavalry present one of Britain's most famous and historical traditions in all its pomp and pageantry.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Buckingham Palace, Spur Road, London SW1A 1AA England

Get amazing photos and learn about the most famous of all the British Royal Palaces including how many rooms are inside, see the Royal balcony and what happened when a man broke into the Queen's bedroom! Plus you'll be able to see if The Queen is home!

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Big Ben, Parliament Sqaure Elizabeth Tower - Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA England

See the worlds most famous clock and discover why it was built, who Ben really is and the unique purpose it has for troubled politicians!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, London SW1A 0AA England

Discover the Houses of Parliament and find out how it was previously the home of the Royal Family, how the British Parliamentary system works and why Guy Fawkes tried to destroy it in 1605!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St. James's Palace, Marlborough Rd, St. James's, London SW1A 1BS England

See this historic Royal palace and find out which notorious King built the Palace, the Royal Family member who lives inside it today and the significant role it has in the death of the King's and Queen's of England!

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Westminster Abbey, 20 Dean's Yard Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3PA England

See the magnificent Westminster Abbey and the home of Royal weddings, Royal funerals and Royal coronations! You'll find out about the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Princess Diana's funeral and the process behind the Queen's coronation!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Pall Mall, St. James's, London SW1, UK

Learn about the significance of this historic Royal street.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Clarence House, St. James's Palace, London SW1A 2WH England

See this 19th Century building and the current home of Prince Charles! Discover which famous London architect built the house, when the Queen chose to live inside and how it was the former residence of both Prince William and Prince Harry!

Terms & conditions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • The ceremony can be altered at the discretion of the British Army or due to bad weather. In the event of bad weather the tour will see a 'Wet Change' (ceremony without music).
  • For security reasons, the police request that no suitcases (big or small) be brought to the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Please arrange storage for these prior to joining the tour. Handbags and Backpacks are welcome and can be brought on the tour.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour begins to check-in with your guide
  • Due to crowds, uneven surfaces and unavoidable steps involved in the tour, this tour is not suitable for travelers with walking difficulties or wheelchairs.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers

Inclusions

  • Guided walking tour of the Changing of the Guard ceremony
  • Guided tour to see London attractions including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace & Westminster Abbey

Departure time

10:00 AM


Departure point

The Ritz London, 150 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9BR, UK


Recent reviews

MaryLou_L   3rd October 2022

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Mike, our Guide, got us very close to the retreating Guardsmen-he really did know the best spots to see each part of the Event. He was also very informative about the sights and the traditions. Absolutely recommend!

LintonWarren_N   13th September 2022

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Mike (with yellow umbrella) brought us through the history of the British Royalty very well. Very informative and my father in law and I enjoyed every minute. During our tour, he mentioned about the possibilities of succession to the throne. We will all miss the late Queen.

Andrea_G   26th September 2022

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We had a fantastic and insightful tour with Mike! Honestly, for the price of this tour you get WAY MORE than imagined. Not only do you get an educational experience but an up close view of the Guards - it was great! Mike knew exactly where to stand and where to get the best photos. This was great! Highly recommend this tour.

Jenel_E   12th September 2022

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Guide was very knowledgeable and friendly and seemed to really enjoy sharing the history. I liked that he had a lot of visuals of different royals to help us understand the history. Learned a lot and would highly recommend.

Aubrey_H   6th October 2022

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Our tour guide Mike was an excellent tour guide and had so much background information to add and he was able to get us to the best viewing areas to have a wonderful experience seeing the changing of the guards on our trip to London.

Christine_L   30th September 2022

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Mike made the changing of the guards come to life and explained many things that were unknown prior to walking tour. my family was skeptical about the walking tour, however we're so very glad we did it!! We came in by the older castle and were arms length away from the parade!! Then we went to area of westminster big Ben and the parliament buildings. So u threshing and well done!!! Thank you Mike!!!

Erika_M   1st October 2022

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Absolutely fantastic tour guide and a really great experience! We were able to get so close to the ceremony which made it really special. Highly recommend!

Boris_C   26th September 2022

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Very well planned. A lot of pictures possibilities. Great tour guide. Gave us a lot of history and fun facts

GILLIAN_S   24th September 2022

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Mike was an amazing guide. He was very knowledgeable and shared the history in a way that everyone (even my 14 and 11 year old) were interested in. He knew the very best spots to see all the different aspects of the changing of the guard and where to get the best photos. We were inches away from the guards.

Berky_L   16th September 2022

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Our tour guide was amazing!!! He knew exactly where to stand and when to move us to the next point to give us the ultimate close-up. He gave us opportunities to take quick pictures and gave us details that made the tour interesting the whole time (vs tour guides that bore their audience). While some may suggest going to the Changing of the Guard on your own, it was WORTH the $ to have a guide talking us through what we were watching and witnessing.