Guided tour

London: Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

London: Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

From £17.13 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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  • 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
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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

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      • Pets
      • Baby strollers
      • Luggage or large bags

      Know before you go

      • Occasionally there may be no Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace.
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      4.4 /5

      based on 743 reviews

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      Visit of squares, monuments ... up to La Relève dd la Garde, with lots of crisp details and anecdotes in particular on the kings and queens of England, and a little also on the Windsor family! Very nice guide and who had peanuts in his bag for the children to feed the squirrels of Saint Jame's Park. Very fun for children.

      6 January 2020

      Superbe activité et magnifique découverte de l'histoire inédite de la relève de la garde à Londres accompagné de notre talentueuse et rafraîchissante guide Natalia.Quel bonheur de parcourir ces deux heures autour du palais de Buckingham Palace et revivre les événements successifs qui ont composé cette tradition si spéciale, qui a affronté toutes les situations historiques et reste pourtant inébranlable. Merci à Get Your Guide et principalement à la responsable qui nous a contacte personnellement par téléphone pour s'assurer que nous pouvions nous rendre sur le lieu de visite.En effet la ligne de métro jubilee étant fermée nous avons du trouver un autre moyen de nous rendre à Green Park.Merci encore à cette superbe équipe nous avons encore des étoiles dans les yeux

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      16 March 2020


      No information on the changing of the guard. History lesson on the buildings of London. We haven't seen anything of the changing of the guard.

      5 January 2020

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      Product ID: 195008

      VA ID: 390525