Private tour

London: The Changing of the Guard Private Family Tour

4.8 / 5

4 reviews

Activity provider: UTG EXPERIENCE

London: The Changing of the Guard Private Family Tour

Activity provider: UTG EXPERIENCE

From US$ 202.57 per group up to 5

See the changing of the royal guard in front of Buckingham Palace, accompanied by a local guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible—book your spot and pay nothing today.
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 2 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
French, Italian, English
Private group


  • Learn everything you need to know about the tradition of The Changing of the Guard
  • Get a great view of the ceremony
  • Experience a true London tradition with a local guide
Full description
Meet with your guide who will escort you to the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. This historic ceremony is one of the most popular tourist attractions in London. See how the soldiers in place are “relieved” of their position in a very particular way while accompanied by a military fanfare. Learn about how the soldiers have protected the King or Queen of England since the reign of Henry VII, who established the Royal Body Guard as a permanent institution. This tradition has continued for more than 500 years. All of the guards are dressed in a traditional red tunic and an easily recognizable bearskin helmet. The music that accompanies the changing of the guard can be either military or more contemporary.
  • Guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

Select participants and date



Meeting point

Meet your guide by the Statue of the Goddess Diana: just outside Green Park Tube station (Piccadilly South Side Exit). On the left side there is a wooden food stall and the guide will be holding a blue flag and a badge with the local partner's name on it.

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Dates and times are subject to change, sometimes at short notice as the guards may be required for operational or other ceremonial duties
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 4 reviews

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

We enjoyed our Changing of the guard tour, our guide Marvel was great! Very kind and helpful.

July 20, 2022

July 1, 2022

Damien was such a warm and wonderful guide who helped us experience the changing of the guard up close and effortlessly. He was wonderful to my daughter and my mother and paced our tour based on our family’s needs. Spectacular!

June 6, 2022

Product ID: 334331