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Royal Guards Parade
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Changing of the Guard Tour with Expert Commentary

(138 Reviews)
1h 30min
09:45 & 10:15

  • Discover one of Britain’s most fascinating scenes: the Changing of the Guard tradition. This is a pillar of monarchical history, and one of the best ways to experience royal London during your time in the capital.
  • Explore the Mall, St. James’s Park, Buckingham Palace and St. James’s Palace/Horse Guards Parade, all of which are iconic locations in London and really important to England’s royal history.
  • With headsets should you need them, your expert, English-speaking guide will bring the amazing Changing of the Guard tradition to life for you on this fantastic small-group tour of only 20 people or fewer!

Experience a Unique Changing of the Guard Tour

What's Included

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 20 people or fewer
  • Headsets when appropriate, so that you can always hear your guide
  • Gratuities

Sites Visited

  • The Mall
  • St James's Palace/Horse Guards Parade
  • St James's Park
  • Buckingham Palace (outside)

See British tradition come to life on this fully guided tour of the Changing of the Guard. Don’t make the same mistake that so many visitors often and understandably make, thinking the prime vantage point from where to experience this time-honored tradition is outside Buckingham Palace. These spectators’ enthusiasm quickly turns to disappointment when they realize that they have waited for hours only to see the very end of this unique performance, their view often blocked by the throngs of people crowding around them.

On this walking tour you'll follow your City Wonders guide on a dynamic journey that takes in the entire Changing of the Guard.

With an expert on the history of this fascinating ceremony by your side their knowledge will give you invaluable insight into every detail of this British spectacle. With your own personal headset allowing you to easily follow your guide’s entertaining commentary, you can fully take in the splendor parading past you.

Marvel at the precision with which the King’s Foot Guards march to Buckingham Palace, clad in their iconic red tunics and bearskin hats, or admire the gleaming coats of the Household Cavalry’s horses as they emerge at Horse Guard’s Parade if you book your tour on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday. With a small group of only 20 people or fewer, you will be able to move quickly from vantage point to vantage point, your guide pointing out interesting details while you take as many photos as you wish.

Join City Wonders on this exciting journey through British tradition and pageantry that doesn’t just show you the Changing of the Guard, but unveils it as never before.

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