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Changing of the Guard Guided Walking Tour in London

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Greater London, United Kingdom

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Get up close to the iconic Royal Guards on this interactive walking tour of London. Learn about London’s royal heritage as you pass sights like Pall Mall, the Duke of York Column, the Royal Society and Marlborough House, then enjoy a prime view of the famous Changing of the Guards ceremony. Not only do you see the military bands and marching guards, you also get to march alongside the Old Guard, as they head from St. James Palace to Wellington Barracks.
  • See the famous Changing of the Guards ceremony along the Mall
  • Take in sights like Buckingham Palace and St. James's Palace
  • Learn about British history and the royal family from your guide
  • Enjoy a strolls through Picadilly Circus and Regent Street
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What is the maximum group size during Changing of the Guard Guided Walking Tour in London?
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This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

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  • "I'm in London, so changing of the guard is required."
  • "In a couple of sections of this tour, you do need to be able to walk very quickly, but generally the pace was quite comfortable." See review
  • "This tour is a must if you want to beat the crowds and actually see and understand all the intricacies of the changing of the guard." See review

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Walking tour with Jess
Beth
, Feb 2020
Great changing of the guard experience with Jess. He was prompt, very knowledgeable and funny. Got us great views of the marching bands and entertained us throughout.
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Changing of the Guards
myart50
, Aug 2019
Fabulous a must see, get their early to get a good spot . And wait for it they march one way and takes another 15 minutes for them to change n walk back out. Try to position near The round about then you can see the horses march by also
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A Must Do
Paula T
, Jul 2019
Danielle was a brilliant guide, had heaps of information and made the tour so much fun. Have to keep a steady pace while following the marching guards from St James Palace. One of the tours worth doing !!
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Very British Tour
SuziQ626
, Jul 2019
Kevin made sure that we saw the changing of the guards from multiple locations. Also very fun and informative tour.
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Changing of the guard
FarAway00766961391
, Jul 2019
The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly but we were really far away from the place gates and could not see the actual ceremony at all
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Amber was awesome!
Mallory B
, Jun 2019
We absolutely loved our Buckingham Palace walking tour! Amber was the best guide! She was so knowledgeable and shared so many interesting things about London with us!
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Too large a group
helenaJ2299DH
, May 2019
Excellent tour guide Danielle, great knowledge of the subject and enables us to see from. Good vantage points. The disappointment was the size of the group. Well organised but too large. Booked thinking it was a small group tour that I had done previously, however cannot praise Dani enough she managed the group with ease
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FUN
Mary082010
, Feb 2019
This Tour was a lot of fun Our tour guide Amber was the best Very recommendable Tour for childrens too
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Gavin with Fun Tours was our guide...
Angela H
, Jul 2018
Gavin with Fun Tours was our guide - and he was completely AWESOME!! It was very easy to meet him at the Picadilly Circus subway stop. He gave us history all along the way as we walked toward James Palace. He told us ahead of time what the plan was so that we would know what to expect. We saw the guard as they came out of the palace - we were standing right in the front row. He quickly took us to other points along the changing of the guards route so that we could again have a front row. He explained all that the guards were doing. At the end, he took individual photos of those who wished with Buckingham Palace in the background. I can't recommend Gavin enough!!
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Excellent experience with our guide...
barcat
, Jun 2018
Excellent experience with our guide Angus, who took us to the best viewing places and was interesting and fun to listen to. Highly recommend!

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