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Changing of the Guard Guided Walking Tour in London

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Changing of the Guard Guided Walking Tour in London

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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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Departure Point

Piccadilly Circus, London W1B, UK

Outside the Criterion Theatre by the Statue of Eros. Your guide will be carrying a Fun London Tours flag. Arrive 10 minutes before the tour is due to start. We leave promptly at the designated start time.

Return Details

The Mall, St. James's, London SW1, UK

We finish the tour near Buckingham Palace.

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • There are no toilet or refreshment breaks on this tour
  • Tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Ceremony can be altered at the discretion of the British Army, or occasionally due to rain
  • All tours are dependent on the British Army's schedule
  • No dogs are allowed on the tour other than guide dogs.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We do not see the section of the ceremony which occurs on the courtyard of Buckingham Palace, but instead we observe the highlights of the ceremony in other locations.
  • No videoing of the guide unless they have given permission
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Travellers should have good mobility as we encounter three flights of steps and march at the same pace as the guards at one point
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Fun London Tours Ltd

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Changing of the Guard Guided Walking Tour in London?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

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Fun at the Changing of the Guard.
, Sep 2021
Matt was an excellent tour guid - full of information and stories that brought the entire experience to life.
Walking tour with Jess
, 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.
Changing of the Guards
, 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
1 traveler found this review helpful
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 !!
Very British Tour
, Jul 2019
Kevin made sure that we saw the changing of the guards from multiple locations. Also very fun and informative tour.
Changing of the guard
, 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
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!
Too large a group
, 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
, Feb 2019
This Tour was a lot of fun Our tour guide Amber was the best Very recommendable Tour for childrens too
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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