Guided tour

London: Westminster and Changing of the Guard Tour

Activity provider: Secret Chamber Tours Ltd

London: Westminster and Changing of the Guard Tour

Activity provider: Secret Chamber Tours Ltd
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From US$ 21.97 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 11 times yesterday

Witness London's famous Changing of the Guard Ceremony and visit iconic sights around Westminster. Enjoy views of Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, 10 Downing Street, and the Houses of Parliament.

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Duration 135 minutes
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Gaze upon Buckingham Palace and learn its iconic history
  • March to the beat with the Changing of the Guard and Horse Guards
  • Spot the famous parakeets and pelicans in beautiful St James' Park
  • Marvel at Westminster Abbey and its 1000 years of royal history
  • Explore Parliament Square and its historical statues
Full description

The Royal Westminster and Changing of the Guard guided walking tour offers you the ability to get up close and personal with London’s most famous and impressive sights.

Beginning with Buckingham Palace, the most famous residence of the King, we will explore the iconic buildings, parks, and monuments of Royal London. 

Witness parades by the world-famous King's Guards before continuing along the corridor of power which includes Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and 10 Downing Street. 

You'll be led by an expert in London’s political, royal, and cultural history who knows the best places to witness the Changing of the Guard ceremony, allowing you the best views and photo opportunities away from the crowds.

Along the way, be entertained and enthralled by your tour guide’s in-depth knowledge, memorable anecdotes, and unique take on London's history, as you discover the Kings, Queens, rogues, and villains behind this incredible city, and witness iconic buildings and mesmerizing parades along the way.

Suitable for all ages and encompassing multiple different experiences in a single two-and-a-quarter-hour period, this Westminster and Changing of the Guard Walking Tour is the best way to experience Royal Westminster all in one day. 

Includes
  • Live guide
  • Food and Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Entrance to attractions
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

• Meet your guide at the Goddess Diana fountain at the Ritz Corner entrance of Green Park • Enter Green Park via the entrance next to the Ritz Hotel and the fountain can be found just a few steps down the footpath, next to the Colicci refreshment stand. This is not the Diana Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park • If taking the Underground, disembark at Green Park Station and take the Green Park/Buckingham Palace exit. This exit will lead you to the fountain

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Important information

What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Explosive substances
  • Party groups
  • Nudity

Know before you go

  • The full Changing of the Guard Ceremony at Buckingham Palace occurs every day in June and July.
  • Between August - May the Changing of the Guard occurs on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
  • On Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday of these months the tour will instead witness the Changing of the King's Horse Guards at Horse Guards Parade
  • The Changing of the Guard operates at the discretion of the British Army and can be changed or canceled without notice
  • This is beyond the control of the tour operator
  • In case of bad weather the Changing of the Guard may be canceled
  • On these days the tour will endeavor to watch the Changing of the Horse Guards
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 265 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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One of my favorite experiences in London! Our guide Alan was amazing - very passionate and with deep knowledge. Watching Change of the guards is free and I tried doing it on my own but was just clueless. The tour elevates the whole experience and you get so much more out of it. Highly highly recommend.

November 20, 2022

Our guide was really informative, he shared a lot of interesting historical data with us. The places we visited during this walking tour would have been free but our guide's skills increased the value of the tour a lot. The duratin of the tour (135 minutes) was perfect, not too long and not too short.

November 9, 2022

Need to be able to walk without aids. Alan brought us to strategic locations to view the change of guards and we managed to get lots of photos. He also knew lots of history around the processes. Knowledge was deep and we learnt a lot. The nuts offered to us to feed the squirrels and patriots was a nice touch.

November 9, 2022

Product ID: 417774