• Changing of the Guard
    Walking Tour

    "My mother and I did the Changing of the Guards Tour as well as the beer tour. Both were great and educational."

    valerie, united states

  • Changing of the Guard
    Walking Tour

    "My mother and I did the Changing of the Guards Tour as well as the beer tour. Both were great and educational."

    VALERIE, UNITED STATES

The Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

The Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

  • London Original
  • Fascinating History
  • Great Photo Ops

Don't miss the Changing of the Guard Walking Tour.

The Changing of The Guard is one of the most famous ceremonies in the world and a must-see London attraction, but what is the best way to experience it? There is more to it than can possibly be seen if you just join the melee pushing up against the gates of Buckingham Palace trying to catch a glimpse.

The reality is that the ceremony is a carefully orchestrated movement of soldiers between multiple locations. And just like the soldiers you will be in a small group of dedicated individuals following a fearless leader from palace to palace. However unlike the soldiers, we will give you plenty of opportunity to shoot anything interesting… with your camera of course.

Over 2 hours we will offer you some of the best timed views of the different sites of the ceremony, and unlike any other London tour we will also explain to you why it is happening and trace the fascinating origins of the tempestuous history of guarding The Monarchy, allowing you to thoroughly appreciate what it is that you are witnessing.

  • Approximately 2 hours
  • Monument / Museum
  • Leisurely
  • Morning
    • Incredible views of the ceremony
    • Great photo ops
  • Adults £ 18.00
    Students (18-25) £ 18.00
    Children (4-18) £ 18.00
  • We meet outside St James’s Park Underground Station, Park & Broadway Exit (on the Circle and District Lines).  Look for your handsome guide holding a Changing of the Guard Tour Sign.

  • English
  • 14
  • Approximately 2 hours
  • Monument / Museum
  • Leisurely
  • Morning
    • Incredible views of the ceremony
    • Great photo ops
  • Adults £ 18.00
    Students (18-25) £ 18.00
    Children (4-18) £ 18.00
    • Westminster Abbey

    • The Palace of Westminster

    • The Horse Guards Parade

    • St. James's Palace

    • Buckingham Palace

  • We meet outside St James’s Park Underground Station, Park & Broadway Exit (on the Circle and District Lines).  Look for your handsome guide holding a Changing of the Guard Tour Sign.

  • English
  • 14
  • Approximately 2 hours
  • Monument / Museum
  • Leisurely
  • Morning
    • Incredible views of the ceremony
    • Great photo ops
  • Adults £ 18.00
    Students (18-25) £ 18.00
    Children (4-18) £ 18.00
    • Westminster Abbey

    • The Palace of Westminster

    • The Horse Guards Parade

    • St. James's Palace

    • Buckingham Palace

  • We meet outside St James’s Park Underground Station, Park & Broadway Exit (on the Circle and District Lines).  Look for your handsome guide holding a Changing of the Guard Tour Sign.

  • English
  • 14

Tour Highlights

  • Westminster Abbey
  • Palace of Westminster
  • Horse Guards Parade
  • St. James's Palace
  • Buckingham Palace
  • The Changing of The Guard Ceremony

FAQ

  • Expand/Collapse Where does the tour meet?

    The tour meets outside St James’s Park Underground Station. You will find your devilishly handsome guide outside the entrance to Broadway and Tothill Street . They will be holding a sign of one of our leaflets.

  • Expand/Collapse Does this tour run in all weathers?

    Although we will run our tours in all weathers, unfortunately The British Army do not have the same policy and in bad weather the ceremony may be cancelled at short notice. In this case we can offer the tour without seeing the ceremony for 50% of the original price. Alternatively, it is also possible to reschedule your tour in this instance.

  • Expand/Collapse How long does the tour last?

    The tour will last roughly 2 hours, although this varies slightly dependent on group size.

  • Expand/Collapse Are reservations required?

    Reservations are required for all our walking tours.

  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    We can offer a 100% refund for any tour up to 72 hours before it departs. I’m afraid we cannot offer a refund after this period.

  • Expand/Collapse How long before my tour should I arrive?

    We ask all our guests to try and arrive 15 minutes prior to our departure times.

  • Expand/Collapse What number should I call if I am lost or late?

    You can reach our helpful staff here in London by calling +44 7882338779.

  • Expand/Collapse How many people will be in my group?

    The maximum group size we allow on The Changing of The Guard Tour is 14, however the average group size is 7.

  • Expand/Collapse Is there a reduced price for infants/students/children/seniors?

    We do not offer any age related discounts on any of our walking tours.

  • Expand/Collapse Where does the tour end?

    At the end of the tour your guide will deliver the group to Green park Station (Jubilee Line, Victoria Line, Piccadilly Line), however if you would like to remain in the area and explore, your guide will be happy to give you directions to other attractions.