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Changing of the Guard Guided Walking Tour in London - with unbiased reviews

Changing of the Guard Guided Walking Tour in London

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2 adults
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Learn about London’s royal history on this walking tour and get a chance to march alongside the Queen’s Guard. This tour is designed for visitors looking for a unique experience and photo opportunity who want to learn more about the monarchy and their significance. Go beyond the normal sights on this interactive tour.
You'll start at
Piccadilly Circus
Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1B, UKOutside 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.
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  • 1
    Piccadilly Circus
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 2
    St. James's Palace
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 3
    Changing of the Guard
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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You'll end at
The Mall
The Mall, St. James's, London, UKWe finish the tour near Buckingham Palace.
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  • Get a close look at real Beefeaters and march along side the Queen’s Guard
  • See London sights on a walking tour with commentary from your guide
  • See the Wellington Barracks and Buckingham Palace 
  • Learn about London’s monarchy and royal history
What to Expect
Meet your guide at an agreed time and start with a short overview of the morning’s events. Then walk down Lower Regent Street towards Waterloo Place where you stop to hear some geography and history about the area. Continue along the Mall, stopping at different landmarks, and then walk to St. James Palace, where the old Guard arrives for their inspection. Next, you march in step with the Queen’s Guard, and then your guide leads you to Wellington Barracks, before finishing the tour with a view of Buckingham Palace. Please note: you need to keep apace with the Guard and climb two flights of stairs; so you need relative fitness to take the tour. Due to the crowd size, it is not possible to view the ceremony at the Buckingham Palace courtyard.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1B, UK
1h 30m
Return Details
The Mall, St. James's, London, UK
  • Local guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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Additional Info
  • 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 travellers 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
  • Travellers 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Fun London Tours
A Gem of a Tour
Yesterday’s Hidden London Tour was a delight from start to finish and even though we had lived in London for 10
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Melbourne, Australia
Perfect London Tour
Loved this tour which I did with my 10 year old. Touring in Winter is great as the crowds are not so hard to deal
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Linda B
Secret Walking Tour - Brilliant trip
Totally enjoyable tour, loved that so much was packed into an hour and a half amble about some of the streets and
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London, United Kingdom
Great tour
Great tour this morning with Jess. This old Londoner learned many new things! Would recommend to all
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Mark D
Fascinating tour of places you don't normally notice
A fascinating tour taking in many places I've walked past lots of times but never really noticed. Matt the guide
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Caroline C
Matt, our Guide, was informative, funny and caring. Quirky and historical insights to places we hadn’t been. I
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Steve W
Worthing, United Kingdom
Great tour, even if you think you know London
We really enjoyed this tour, as frequent visitors to London we learnt lots of interesting facts. Jess our tour
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Ryan E
Great spots to see
We went on the tour with Jess and he was amazing, great guy and guide, very insightful and really good to see some
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Nicole B
Newcastle, Washington
Secret walking tour
Matt’s tour was wonderful! Even though the weather was not great, I didn’t think about it too much because he was
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Eric L
York, United Kingdom
Great value tour
These tours are not the standard "on my left you will see" kind of tour. They are much more enjoyable and
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Key Details
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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