London: Changing of the Guard Walking Tour
- Small group
- Duration options: 1.5 - 3 hours
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.
Visit London’s must-see sights and attractions by bicycle as well as off-the-beaten-track hot spots that tour buses can’t reach. You’ll hear quirky tales about London’s amazing and sometimes bizarre history on this unique bicycle excursion. You’ll cycle at a comfortable pace along riverside pathways, dedicated bike lanes, and park routes. Possible tour stops include London’s major highlights, including the London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace. Other places of interest that you may see include Admiralty Arch, Trafalgar Square, Chinatown, Covent Garden, and St. Paul's Cathedral. Listen to amusing anecdotes about London from your knowledgeable guide, and make stops during the day.
Sit back and relax while one of the well-ventilated open-top buses reconnects you with your favorite London landmarks. Glide past the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, and Piccadilly Circus in this 2 hours fully guided tour of Central London. This tour is not Hop-On Hop-Off and guests will be required to remain on the same bus for the duration of the tour. There will be masks and gloves provided, however, you can wear your own if you wish. The buses will be running at reduced capacity and tickets will be sold in specific time slots to avoid overcrowding. Join this activity to explore this great city, enjoy the insights and fascinating facts with a live English guide, or multilingual audio-guided tour.
Good 2 hour trip around London sit up top as your see more and notice thing you might not know were there Commatry was fab
This tour starts in Kensington Garden - you'll start the morning by cycling through this beautiful park to see where Queen Victoria grew up and where Princess Diana lived. Further down the road, you'll stop at London's most classic venue, The Royal Albert Hall, built to memorialize Prince Albert. Feel free to do your own "last night of the proms" or lay back and listen to one of your guide's anecdotes. Your group will then follow the "rotten row" in the magical Hyde park to the statue of one of England's biggest heroes of all time, the man who defeated Napoleon back in 1815: if you know his name and where the battle took place you're the hero of the day. It's all downhill from there, through the Green Park to visit the official residence of the Royal family, Buckingham Palace - maybe you'll get invited for a cup of tea? We hope to tell you some stories about the Palace that you won't fi...
Discover London’s impressive palaces, landmarks, and the hidden secrets behind them. Solve challenges as the story unfolds with the exact directions on your phone guiding you to the next location. Explore famous places in London such as the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, St James's Palace, and lesser-known places.
Head to Westminster, where the game will start. It will take you between 1.5 to 2 hours to complete the game, but there’s no time limit so feel free to explore and finish it at your own pace. Pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. Finish the game at the famous Buckingham Palace.
Take a walking tour of Westminster, the home of the UK government, and discover the history, culture, and legends of one of Europe’s best-loved cities. Begin by heading to Buckingham Palace, where you will be able to watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. Soak up the atmosphere of Trafalgar Square and Whitehall before heading to the iconic London Eye. Then, see Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament, as well as Parliament Square. Following your tour of the Westminster area, return to the Houses of Parliament. Here, enjoy a tour of the Houses of Commons and Lords with an audioguide and learn more about how the UK Parliament works.
This was an amazing tour, our guide Andrew was very knowledgeable and loads of fun! The weather was not great as it was blustery and windy but we went anyways and eventually it cleared up and a great time was had by all.
Compare and contrast medieval and modern London on a full-day sightseeing tour of some of the city’s most iconic attractions. Departing from the Victoria district near Buckingham Palace, you will take a whistle-stop tour of London’s famous monuments, and stop to visit St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London. Have your cameras at the ready as you drive past Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. Gaze across the river at the London Eye and the South Bank. Drive down streets lined with architecture from all eras, from the white Portland stone buildings of Belgravia, to the glass-and-steel skyscrapers of the City of London. Towering high over the City is Sir Christopher Wren’s magnificent St. Paul’s Cathedral, widely considered to be his masterpiece. You will jump off the coach to enter the quire, and marvel at the cathedral’s beautiful mosaics. Another highlight of your tour...
During your time in London, stop to understand what the royal guards are all about. Enjoy more than just a show, but a real part of the military’s duties. Learn the history of the regiments as you begin to explore iconic London sites starting at Trafalgar Square. Explore the Horse Guards Palace to learn about the Calvary on Guard, including London’s biggest four-legged inhabitants. Continue up the Duke of York Steps, catching glimpses of the regal Admiralty Arch. Discuss monarchs by the statues of George VI and Elizabeth II before heading along the Mall to St. James Palace to witness the inspection of the guards headed off to duty, to protect the Queen. Follow the new regiment along the Mall to the monumental Buckingham Palace and enjoy the entire spectacle as the New and Old Guards change places, before following the Old Guard back to Wellington Barracks. Appreciate this most British ...
This tour was amazing! Our guide Becky was very enthusiastic, professional and had amazing details about all of the sites we stopped at! I would highly recommend this tour and especially the guide! When we return with our daughter, we will be taking another tour!
London Panoramic Tour and Westminster Abbey Enjoy a whistle stop tour of London's famous monuments and marvel at the history of London's modern masterpieces from the comfort of your seat. Have your cameras ready for a photo stop at the spectacular Westminster Abbey. Westminster Abbey is the traditional church where British Monarchs are crowned and buried and was founded in 750. St. Paul's Cathedral - Exclusive Feature Towering high over the City of London, the magnificent St Paul’s Cathedral is widely considered to be Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece. Enter the Quire and marvel at the beautiful mosaics inside. (Due to church services, there is no guiding inside the cathedral on Sundays). Buckingham Palace and Changing of the Guard A mass of red tunics, bearskins and Buckingham Palace - an unforgettable experience! Observe...
It was nice. It covered activities in right required time and speed. Covered a good amount of London and also got good idea of London to travel by self. Guide was great !
Explore 30 of London's most incredible sights on this attraction-packed historical walking tour that takes you through some of the city's most famous neighborhoods. Listen to your guide as they tell you stories of the history, culture, and legends of England's capital city. Start your tour in the beautiful royal parks and then head on to Buckingham Palace where you can watch the famous Changing of the Guards ceremony. Later, marvel at the architecture of Westminster Abbey, peer into Downing Street and visit the bustling Trafalgar Square. Journey past historical Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament and then onto London Bridge to visit Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, The Shard, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge, The London Eye, and the Tower of London. After all of this, head to Kensington Palace, which has been home to several young royals over the last 300 years. Walk in the footsteps of royalty ...
This is the most enjoyable tour I have ever had in my life. Never got bored during the 3 hours walk.
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My party consisted of 2 adults and 1 child. Myself and wife were a little apprehensive about Londons busy streets and the fact nether of us had risen a bike for years. The tour was one of the best excursions we've done and well worth the money. It was safe, saw most of Londons famous landmarks and our guide (Pat) was wonderfully informative entertaining.
I don’t usually write reviews but our tour guide Mike was fantastic. knowledgable, friendly and funny. Our bike tour was the highlight of our London city break. We are a family with teenage kids, everyone loved it. Great way to see the sites, thoroughly recommend
Tour was great. We loved tour guide Bruce who was very knowledgeable and had lots of jokes. We loved this tour very much.
It was a lot of fun. Our guide Sonja really knew London history. I feel like I learned so much.
excellent tour guide was very knowledgeable and told us loads of facts about London