Private tour

London: Changing Of The Guard & Westminster Private Tour

Activity provider: Urban Saunters Ltd

London: Changing Of The Guard & Westminster Private Tour

Activity provider: Urban Saunters Ltd

From US$ 194.30 per group up to 5

Feel like a king or queen for the day with a private walking tour of Royal Westminster. Learn what the Changing of the Guards is and prepare to be an expert on this spectacular ceremony.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Private group


  • Discover the history as you take in the highlights of Westminster
  • See Westminster from a royal perspective
  • Experience Changing of the Guard with a local guide
Full description

Take a whirlwind ride through thousands of years of history, walking in the footsteps of Winston Churchill, Henry VIII, Queen Victoria, Lord Admiral Nelson, Richard the Lionheart, Guy Fawkes, and the Suffragettes with views of Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and a trinity of palaces to admire.


Meet your guide before the Changing of the Guards and listen as they tell you the history of the city. See iconic landmarks around the city as you make your way to the best vantage points.


After your crash course in British history, your local guide will tell you the secrets of the Changing of the Guards ceremony, how to tell the guards apart, why they wear those fantastic hats, and all the rules surrounding these trained soldiers.


By the end, you’ll have a deep understanding of the significance and symbolism of this age-old tradition. Your private tour will reach a crescendo as you join the Changing of the Guards ceremony towards Buckingham Palace, marching to the beat of their drums.

  • 2-hour private guided tour
  • View of Changing of the Guard
  • English speaking local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet our guide outside Westminster Station. Please follow the signs for Exit 2 Victoria Embankment, and then take the stairs up to street level to Victoria Embankment. Your guide will meet you at the top of the stairs next to The Boudiccan Rebellion Statue

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • It is at the discretion of the British Army to change or cancel the ceremony. The announcement will not be made until after 10.30 am.
  • Come rain or shine, the Changing of the Guard experience will go ahead. If the full ceremony is canceled, there will still be the chance to see the guards marching, just without the music.

Product ID: 408586