Changing of the Guard Walking Tour in London

London, England (173)


Changing of the Guard is a popular tourist attraction in London. The walking tour takes visitors through the various areas where the Changing of the Guard takes place. The tour begins at Buckingham Palace and proceeds through the Mall, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall, and the Horse Guards Parade.


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Changing of the Guard Walking Tour in London

Get up close to the world famous Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace! The Changing of the Guard is the changeover of the Royal guard and, on this London walking tour, you'll stand in the best spots to watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony, march next to the guards and get fantastic photos! Throughout the tour your local guide will explain each step of the Changing of the Guard ceremony process as you watch the Royal Guards, the Household Cavalry and the Regimental Musical Bands march towards Buckingham Palace in one of the most inspiring & traditional British events in all its glorious pomp & pageantry. You’ll also learn about Royal landmarks including Buckingham Palace, St James's Palace and Clarence House as well as discover the home of British Royalty and Government at Big Ben, Westminster Abbey & Houses of Parliament. The Changing of the Guard is one of the most historical and cultural London events and now you can enjoy it up close on one of the best tours in London.

What's included

Below are items that the provider has stated are included with Changing of the Guard Walking Tour in London at no additional cost

  • Guided walking tour of the Changing of the Guard ceremony
  • Guided tour to see London attractions including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace & Westminster Abbey

What's NOT included

Below are items that the tour provider of Changing of the Guard Walking Tour in London has stated that may cost an additional fee if desired.

  • Gratuities (optional)

Points Of Interest

  • 50 minutes: Get up close to see the world famous Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace where the Queen's Foot Soldiers & the Household Cavalry present one of Britain's most famous and historical traditions in all its pomp and pageantry.
  • 45 minutes: Get amazing photos and learn about the most famous of all the British Royal Palaces including how many rooms are inside, see the Royal balcony and what happened when a man broke into the Queen's bedroom! Plus you'll be able to see if The King is home!
  • 15 minutes: See the worlds most famous clock and discover why it was built, who Ben really is and the unique purpose it has for troubled politicians!
  • 10 minutes: Discover the Houses of Parliament and find out how it was previously the home of the Royal Family, how the British Parliamentary system works and why Guy Fawkes tried to destroy it in 1605!
  • 20 minutes: See this historic Royal palace and find out which notorious King built the Palace, the Royal Family member who lives inside it today and the significant role it has in the death of the King's and Queen's of England!
  • 10 minutes: See the magnificent Westminster Abbey and the home of Royal weddings, Royal funerals and Royal coronations! You'll find out about the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Princess Diana's funeral and the process behind the Queen's coronation!
  • 10 minutes: Learn about the significance of this historic Royal street.
  • minutes: See this 19th Century building and the current home of many members of the Royal Family! Discover which famous London architect built the house, when the Queen chose to live inside and how it was the former residence of both Prince William and Prince Harry!

Additional Information

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • The ceremony can be altered at the discretion of the British Army or due to bad weather. In the event of bad weather the tour will see a 'Wet Change' (ceremony without music).
  • For security reasons, the police request that no suitcases (big or small) be brought to the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Please arrange storage for these prior to joining the tour. Handbags and Backpacks are welcome and can be brought on the tour.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour begins to check-in with your guide
  • Due to crowds, uneven surfaces and unavoidable steps involved in the tour, this tour is not suitable for travelers with walking difficulties or wheelchairs.