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

London: The Changing of the Guard Private Family Tour

Product ID: 334331
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See the changing of the royal guard in front of Buckingham Palace, accompanied by a local guide.
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Duration: 2 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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Highlights
  • Learn everything you need to know about the tradition of The Changing of the Guard
  • Get a great view of the ceremony
  • Experience a true London tradition with a local guide
Full description
Meet with your guide who will escort you to the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. This historic ceremony is one of the most popular tourist attractions in London. See how the soldiers in place are “relieved” of their position in a very particular way while accompanied by a military fanfare.

Learn about how the soldiers have protected the King or Queen of England since the reign of Henry VII, who established the Royal Body Guard as a permanent institution. This tradition has continued for more than 500 years. All of the guards are dressed in a traditional red tunic and an easily recognizable bearskin helmet. The music that accompanies the changing of the guard can be either military or more contemporary.
Includes
  • Guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

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 and the guide will holding a blue flag and a badge with the local partner's name on it. Green Park station, London W1J 9DZ, United Kingdom

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Dates and times are subject to change, sometimes at short notice as the guards may be required for operational or other ceremonial duties

From £185.38 Per group up to 5

Organized by

Universal Tour Guide London

Product ID: 334331