London, United Kingdom
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clock-o90 minutes (Approx.)
ticket-oMobile ticket
commentOffered in: English

Overview

Get up close to the iconic Royal Guards on this interactive 1.5-hour 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 at Buckingham Palace. Not only will you see the military bands and marching guards, you’ll also get to march alongside the Old Guard, as they head from St James Palace to Wellington Barracks.
  • Family friendly
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Reviews

Viator Traveller's Reviews

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, 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!!

b
, 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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, May 2018

Our Guide was wonderful, He was very informative and really knew all the history of the Royal family and the changing of the Guard. I highly recommend this tour when you visit London!!

H
, Apr 2018

Great tour! We were going to skip the tour and just go to the palace to see the changing of the guard but read online that the tour was worth it, so we booked. Best decision for this event. Tom, our tour guide was fantastic, he knew the history, he knew the route and he made it fun for everyone. The tour covers a number of different sights before getting to the location that the guards march from. You see them getting ready and then you march with them all the way down to the palace. So much better than standing with the crowds at the gate and waiting for the guards to come. Worthwhile and a lot of fun.

L
, Apr 2018

A fun way to see the changing of the guards!

A
, Apr 2018

A really good tour. Angus was the host of this tour and used his Shakespearean skills well. An entertaining morning.

t
, Feb 2018

Our guide was amazing! Friends told us we could see the Changing of the Guard for free. I thought this tour was worth every penny!!

M
, Feb 2018

Many guys in red uniform marching under guard of armed policemen :

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, Jan 2018

Fast paced through a very dense crowd. Easy to lose the guide so stay aware! Something to do if you've seen the changing of the guard before.

s
, Nov 2017

this tour was ok, and maybe my expectations were too high in terms of what i expected. the big thing that i wanted to see that i didn't and wasn't included was being up close to buckingham palacce to see the the guards. What was included was watching the guards walk out of one palace and march to buckingham palace for roughly 30 seconds to get a photo and then move to a secondary area to see the guards as they leave buckingham. it was something i could easily have done on my own but likely better


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