1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. Buckingham Palace

London: VIP Changing of the Guard and Hard Rock Cafe Tour

Product ID: 221139
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Experience the Changing of the Guard, a centuries-old tradition led by real front-line soldiers from the British Army. Later, you can enjoy a Hard Rock Cafe lunch or dinner.
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Duration: 1.5 hours - 1 day
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  • See Buckingham Palace
  • Experience Trafalgar Square
  • Witness the Changing of the Guards at St James’s Palace
  • Tour Whitehall in Central London
  • Skip the Line for a meal at the London Hard Rock Cafe
Full description
The Changing of the Guard is a tradition that is centuries old. The Guard Change is a ceremony which is led by real, front-line soldiers from the British Army. Throughout your tour, you will stroll past St. James’s Palace; the most senior royal palace in the United Kingdom.

You will march alongside the soldiers en-route to Buckingham Palace, before securing the best views in the house. The Changing of the Guard does not take place outside Buckingham Palace, which is usually Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Visitors will be able to enjoy spectating the ceremony at Horse Guards Parade situated just off Whitehall in Central London.

Later, you can enjoy a meal of either lunch or dinner at the London Hard Rock Cafe, with VIP skip-the-line access to the next available table. You are also able to upgrade your tour to include a 24-hour hop-on/hop-off double-decker bus tour.

  • Buckingham Palace
  • Whitehall in Central London, Wellington Barracks
  • Skip-the-line meal at Hard Rock Cafe London
  • Changing of the Guards ceremony at St. James’s Palace
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Expert tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (it is recommend to tip the guide 15-20% at the end of the tour)

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• The Changing of the Guard tour begins at 10:00AM only, generally on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday
• The Horse Guards Parade departs at 10:00AM, generally on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays

From £52.58 per person

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Product ID: 221139