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

London: Buckingham Palace Changing of the Guard Guided Tour

Product ID: 190508
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Experience one of the most quintessential British events, the Changing of the Guards, in the heart of London. On this 2-hour tour, learn about and witness the event live with an expert guide, who will help you capture excellent photos!
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
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Duration: 2 - 2.5 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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  • Experience London's most famous parade
  • Let your guide show the best views and angles for your photos
  • Follow the parade towards the famous Buckingham Palace
  • Enjoy live commentary from your expert guide
Full description
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 of British moments.
  • Private or semi-private tour
  • Professional local tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Temporary exhibits
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off

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Meeting point

Meet your guide outside the Sainsbury wing entrance of the National Gallery, by the red telephone booth situated on the sidewalk of Pall Mall E, across the street from the Canada House.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please note that the tour does not enter the sites visited
• Tours for wheelchair users are available on request
• The tour may be canceled by the National Guard on the day before the parade, and if rescheduling is not possible you will receive a refund
• This tour is offered as either a private tour or a semi-private tour (8 guests maximum)
• For semi-private tours, a minimum of 2 guests is required for it to run (an alternative date or full refund will be offered if the minimum number is not met)

From £65 per person

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Babylon Tours London

Product ID: 190508