Guided tour

British Royalty: Changing of The Guard Walking Tour

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53 reviews

Activity provider: London Top Sights Tours

British Royalty: Changing of The Guard Walking Tour

Activity provider: London Top Sights Tours
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From US$ 23 per person

See the most iconic sights of the British monarchy on a walking tour. Experience the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Pass by 15 landmarks of British Royalty, including St James Palace and many more.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore with a local guide and learn about London
  • See the main British Royal Sights in London
  • Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace
Full description
Once you have met your guide, head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace where you will be able to watch the Changing of the Guard. After watching the Changing of the Guard you will walk down the Mall, the red-colored road that is adorned by two royal parks and palaces. The Mall is the most important road in the UK where national celebrations are held. You will see where Prince Charles lives, Clarence House. Continue on your walking tour exploring the area while listening to your guide talk about the history of the area as well as fun facts along the way. Learn about the Royal palaces, to the parks, squares, and fountains you will see that are important to the British Monarchy.
Includes
  • Local guide
  • Small group walking tour of Westminster
  • The Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet outside of the Ritz hotel (Address : 150 Piccadilly) next to 2 red telephone boxes and 2 souvenir stands, underneath one of the Ritz signs. The nearest tube station is Green Park Underground station. When you get to Green Park Underground station, take the left hand exit. You will see a set of stairs and a ramp leading out of the station. Take the stairs up and walk towards the Ritz Hotel.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  You will not go inside Buckingham Palace on this walking tour
  •  Wear comfortable shoes
  •  Dress appropriately for the weather
  •  Bring an umbrella, drinks and a camera
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 53 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5

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Jill was a fantastic guide. 1st of all, I booked this thinking it was only to see the changing of the guard, and 1.5-3 hrs. It was spot on at 3 hours and I got to learn about so many things as we strolled past the places to see the changing of the guard, St James park, into town, & in front of the bell tower. It was a small enough group (about 12 of us) for Jill to keep an eye on us throughout all the shopping and walking. She was nice, knowledgeable, and has worked as a caterer in many places and able to give secrets insists about a lot of the places we learned about. Well worth it! Wear comfy walking shoes b/c there is a lot of walking! She does give a break for bathroom or snack or drink at the park where you can buy all that or carry your own throughout the tour. There is a spot where parrots will fly down to your hand so if you bring them treats, they will do this (Seeds or nuts). & Don’t forget to tip your wonderful guide :) oh, and it is only Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri that they change.

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May 23, 2022

Very nice man who does his work with passion, made it interesting and presented in a playful way. A joke here and there will keep you awake. Could also give a lot of edge information. If you had questions about anything you could ask them. Also at the end of the tour he gave you tips about other visits you wanted to do. Highly recommended .

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April 10, 2022

Our guide was very knowledgeable. In addition to the changing of the guards he told us lots of interesting facts about some of the fantastic buildings around St James Park. He took us to see a host of other nearby sites including Trafalgar Square, Whitehall and Big Ben / Houses of Parliament. He regaled us with historical details and anecdotes that added to the experience and made it all the more memorable.

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March 1, 2022

Product ID: 280042