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Changing of the Guard Guided Walking Tour in London

  • Get a close look at real Beefeaters and march along side the Queen’s Guard
  • See London sights on a walking tour with commentary from your guide
  • Visit Wellington Barracks and Buckingham Palace 
Changing of the Guard Guided Walking Tour in London
From US$24,21
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9:40amMost Popular
Monday, Wednesday, Friday departs at 9:40am
From US$24,21
Sundays tour departs at 9:15am
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Learn about London’s royal history on this walking tour and get a chance to march alongside the Queen’s Guard. This tour is designed for visitors looking for a unique experience and photo opportunity who want to learn more about the monarchy and their significance. Go beyond the normal sights on this interactive tour.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at Piccadilly Circus at an agreed time and start with a short overview of the morning’s events. Then walk down Lower Regent Street towards Waterloo Place where you stop to hear some geography and history about the area.
Continue along the Mall, stopping at different landmarks, and then walk to St. James Palace, where the old Guard arrives for their inspection.
Next, you march in step with the Queen’s Guard, and then your guide leads you to Wellington Barracks, before finishing the tour with a view of Buckingham Palace.
Please note: you will need to keep apace with the Guard and climb two flights of stairs; so will need relative fitness to take the tour.
Reviews (289)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Best way to experience the changing of the guard!

We had two teenagers with us and they thoroughly enjoyed this tour. We saw the changing of the guard from start to finish. Very exciting to march along with the guard. The tour was just perfect! Our guide knew exactly where to go even among...More

1  Thank MichelleD162
Reviewed 4 days ago
Great experience!!!

We had a fantastic time during the Changing of the Guard tour this past Sunday! We were able to see different stages of the guard change while learning the history about it. Our tour guide Matt was great - he was informative yet also very...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Angela P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Great tour with Rosie!!

We had so much fun listening to all the fun facts on our tour. Rosie was engaging but not over doing it which we appreciated. She did such a nice job and we definitely recommend using this tour group and crossing your fingers that you...More

Thank Stephanie0816
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic tour!!

I knew I wanted to see the ceremony and at first thought, I could do it on my own. I’m so glad I didn’t. By booking the tour I learned and saw so much I would have missed on my own. This is a much...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank dj d
Reviewed 1 week ago
Lots of Action!

We had a great morning with Matt for the Changing of the Guards walking tour. Lots of great spots for pictures and full of interesting facts and stories! We did do a lot of walking. We got to St James palace to see the old...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Chemcaid
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28 February 2019|
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Response from Rosemary C | Reviewed this property |
The tour ends at a great viewing point to see the palace and the changing. However, you will not be close, and you really don’t want to be unless you want to be in a crush of people. To get close, you will not take a tour... More
17 February 2019|
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Response from Rosemary C | Reviewed this property |
I understand that the changing ceremony goes on rain or shine. It would depend on whether you want to get wet of not! Since you are likely to encounter rain while in London, I would suggest going ahead with the tour.
17 February 2019|
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Response from William M | Reviewed this property |
I asked that question to our guide and he said that they do the tour "Rain or Shine, and with a Smile". He also noted that despite the fact that rain is always possible in London that rarely (and never in his time) have... More
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