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Changing of the Guard Tours and Tickets

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The Changing of the Guard is a centuries-old tradition that marks the official shift change of the Household Regiment—the Queen's guards stationed at Buckingham Palace. One of the world's most famous ceremonies and a top London experience, this ceremony gives visitors the chance to witness the grandeur of a royal march. Dressed in their iconic red suits and bearskin hats, the guards exemplify classic British pomp in a showing that's not to be missed.

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Daily 11:30am
Buckingham Palace Road, London, England, SW1
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Changing of the Guard Small-Group Walking Tour
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Changing of the Guard Small-Group Walking Tour

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No visit to England would be complete without experiencing quintessential traditions such as the Changing of the Guard. See British culture come to life from select prime vantage points. In a small group limited to 20, observe the Queen’s iconic foot guards, clad in red tunics and bearskin hats, and watch the household cavalry put on an impressive display. Follow history-rich guide commentary with ease using a headset.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Changing of the Guard Walking Tour in London
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Changing of the Guard Walking Tour in London

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Get up close to the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace! The Changing of the Guard is the changeover of the Queen's guard and, on this London walking tour, you'll stand in the best spots to watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony, march next to the Buckingham Palace guards and get the best Changing of the Guard photos! Along the way your local tour guide will explain the Changing of the Guard process as you watch the Queen's Foot Guards, the Household Cavalry and the Regimental Musical Bands march towards Buckingham Palace in one of the most inspiring British events in all its pomp and pageantry. With a small group, you'll also learn about landmarks including St James's Palace and Clarence House, and visit the heartland of British Royalty and Government to learn about Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. The Changing of the Guard offers the best London sightseeing opportunities, with this walking tour being one of the must-do sightseeing tours in London.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Buckingham Palace Tour Including Changing of the Guard Ceremony

Buckingham Palace Tour Including Changing of the Guard Ceremony

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Delve into London’s rich royal heritage during a visit to Buckingham Palace to see the Changing of the Guard Ceremony. Marvel at the traditional Changing of the Guard performance, which involves meticulously dressed soldiers marching to the rhythm of military drums. Then, enjoy an exclusive experience as you enter the opulent State Rooms of Buckingham Palace for an independent audio tour. See lavish chambers during a tour only available for two months of the year, and gain fascinating insight into the history of the British monarchy.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
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Private Tower of London Opening Ceremony with Changing of The Guard and Cruise
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Private Tower of London Opening Ceremony with Changing of The Guard and Cruise

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Discover London’s royal history and sights on a London tour by foot and boat. Start with an early access visit to the Tower of London to see the opening ceremony and Crown Jewels without the usual daytime crowds. Then, take to the water on a half-hour River Thames sightseeing cruise. Stroll to Horse Guard’s Parade or Buckingham Palace to see the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony, and learn all about the British Royal Family from a knowledgeable local guide.
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  • 4 hours
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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

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Discover the grandeur of London aboard the open-top, double-decker Big Bus on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. With your 1-, 2-, or 3-day ticket, design a personal itinerary with stops including Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral and more. Enjoy unobstructed views and onboard commentary as you view the city’s highlights and upgrade to the fast-track London Eye option to get an aerial view of the city aboard the London Eye giant observation wheel. Hop off at Westminster Pier or Tower of London stop to enjoy a Thames River cruise.
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  • 2 hours 20 minutes to 3 hours 20 minutes
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March with the Guards: Changing of the Guard Tour
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March with the Guards: Changing of the Guard Tour

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Don’t just watch the Changing of the Guards; get as close as you can to the action. On this exclusive Buckingham Palace tour, you’ll discover the best vantage points and most secluded spots for a close-up peek at London’s most popular spectacle. Witness two different ceremonies from four different angles, and listen to an in-depth background on the history of the iconic tradition.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Best of London Including Tower of London, Changing of the Guard, with a Cream Tea or London Eye Upgrade
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Best of London Including Tower of London, Changing of the Guard, with a Cream Tea or London Eye Upgrade

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See the English capital’s top landmarks on this most comprehensive of London magical tours. Take a tour of beautiful St Paul’s Cathedral, then make a photo stop at Westminster Abbey. Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace and visit the Tower of London, where you'll have free time for lunch (own expense). Enjoy an extended river sightseeing cruise, and upgrade to cap everything with a London Eye flight or cream tea at Harrods.
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  • 9 hours
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Royal London Tour with Changing of the Guard
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Royal London Tour with Changing of the Guard

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Experience London’s royal highlights on this sightseeing tour by coach, including the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Take a panoramic tour of the city with your guide, passing Kensington Palace and Westminster Abbey. You'll also see Trafalgar Square and Big Ben, and watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Upgrade to include an open-date ticket for the London Eye.
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  • 3 hours
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