Guided tour

London: Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

London: Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

From $23.39 per person

Find the best viewpoints with a knowledgeable guide to capture every moment of this British tradition. March in step with the soldiers and learn the history of the guards, the royals and their palaces.

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Duration options: 2 - 3 hours
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English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Small group available
Highlights
  • Experience a quintessential London tradition
  • Let your guide take you quickly through the crowds for the best views
  • Learn all about the history of the ceremony with explanations and commentary
Full description
Find the prime vantage points that most people miss and see this time-honored tradition from outside Buckingham Palace. Follow your guide on a dynamic journey that will take you through each stage of the entire Changing of the Guard ceremony from beginning to end. Navigate the crowds easily and quickly. Let your guide take you to the best spots with unobstructed views for taking photos of the palace, gardens, and parade grounds. Marvel at the precision with which the Queen’s Foot Guards march to Buckingham Palace, clad in their iconic red tunics and bearskin hats. Admire the gleaming coats of the Household Cavalry’s horses as they emerge at Horse Guard’s Parade. As you watch, hear about the history of this fascinating ceremony and gain invaluable insight into every detail of this British spectacle.
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      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.

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      What to bring

      • Comfortable shoes
      • Umbrella
      • Sunscreen
      • Water

      Not allowed

      • Pets
      • Baby strollers
      • Luggage or large bags

      Know before you go

      • Occasionally there may be no Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace.
      Customer reviews

      Overall rating

      4.4 /5

      based on 743 reviews

      Review summary

      • Guide
        4.4/5
      • Value for money
        4.1/5
      • Service
        4.5/5
      • Organization
        4.4/5

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      Unfortunately, we didn't get to see the changing of guards because of the bad weather. The tour was very nice anyway. The Italian guide, Ilaria, was kind, funny, well-prepared on both historical facts and anectodes. Despite the weather, she took us on an amazing tour throughout the city centre and the parks.

      October 12, 2019

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      September 22, 2021

      Really enjoyable tour with a fantastic guide, extremely knowledgeable and fun with it. Get to see parts of changing the guard that you wouldn't know happened without having someone with experience showing you.

      August 28, 2021

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      Product ID: 195008

      VA ID: 390525