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Changing the Guard Walking Tour

by Fun London Tours
per adult Price is £19
Duration: {0} Duration: 1h 30m+ Free cancellation Free cancellation No Booking Fees Print Voucher Print Voucher

Highlights

Chance to march alongside the guards and ceremonial band

Great viewpoints of the march throughout the royal quarter

Revealing details about the ritual from an informed guide

Opportunity to walk through St. James’s Park & Green Park

Intimate knowledge of the ceremony’s route & guards

Highlights

Chance to march alongside the guards and ceremonial band

Great viewpoints of the march throughout the royal quarter

Revealing details about the ritual from an informed guide

Opportunity to walk through St. James’s Park & Green Park

Intimate knowledge of the ceremony’s route & guards

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9:40 AM, Changing the Guard Walking Tour in English

Duration 1h 30m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
£19

Total price is £19, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

9:15 AM, Changing the Guard Walking Tour in English

Duration 2h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
£21

Total price is £21, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

Changing the Guard Walking Tour

Activity Location

Buckingham Palace

London SW1A 1AA

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Criterion Theatre

    224 Piccadilly

    London W1J 9HP


Description

Experience the memorable Changing the Guard ceremony from multiple distinct perspectives that allows you to bypass the major crowds. Follow a knowledgeable guide on a tour that takes you to locales that highlight this well-known British ceremony with all its pomp and circumstance.

At the beginning of the tour, your guide explains the history and grandeur behind the ceremony. Hear revealing details and stories of the royal family, British history, and other little-known anecdotes as you stroll along this celebrated route. Find out more about the Queen’s Guard and the responsibilities they have carried fulfilling this duty since 1660.

Witness the uniform inspection at St. James Palace, get a great view of the guards leaving Wellington Barracks, and even march alongside the guards in unison on your way to Buckingham Palace. Your journey takes you past St. James’s Park and Green Park while you watch from intimate vantage points along The Mall as the foot guards and cavalry move into position. Follow the movement of the guards, and gain an immersive familiarity with this ceremony that many unfortunately miss since they simply head straight to the gates of Buckingham Palace.


Inclusions

  • Guided walking tour through the royal quarter of London and Changing the Guard ceremony

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Meals and drinks


Know Before You Book

  • Children 4 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.

  • You must be able to climb and descend stairs.

  • Maximum group size is 25 people.

  • Tour stops vary.

  • This activity is subject to cancellation in the event of inclement weather.

  • If the Changing the Guard ceremony is cancelled due to the weather, you will enjoy the Horse Guards Parade instead.

  • Check-in is 10 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • You must meet your tour guide outside the Criterion Theatre at Piccadilly Circus at the start of the tour


Changing the Guard Walking Tour ratings based on 26 verified reviews

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4.6 out of 5

5/5 6 Jul 2019

Loved Gavin! He knew all the hot spots! He was very clear about every move! Loved his knowledge and extra Songs and stories! Best tour of our trip to London!