The Changing of the Guard in London with a local guide

Highlights

  • Discover one of the most emblematic london traditions

  • The best spot to observe the Changing of the Royal Guard

  • Services and anecdotes from a local guide

  • The view over Buckingham Palace

Essential info*

  • Digital voucher accepted

Duration 2hrs

Tour with Commentary

Languages
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian

Starting time 9:30 AM

Departure point/location

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* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

With the compagnie of your guide, assist the popular London royal ceremony: the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace!

You will discover one of the most emblematic and popular attractions of London.

With your local guide, you will get the chance to learn anecdotes about the tradition and understand why it has become a must-see for tourists from all around the world.

Your guide will help you to access the best places to see the Changing of the guard, right in front of the doors of Buckingham Palace.

You will watch the Queen's guards walk at the rythm of a military brass band, wearing the traditional red clothing and a bear skin helmet.

The tradition started more than 500 years ago under the reign of Henri VII in order to protect the King of England. To this day, it is one of the most ancient ceremonies linked to the royal family.

Good to know

  • Availability: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays (apart from exceptions)
  • Departure location: Statue of Goddess Diana, London
  • The guided visit is free for children under the age of 3
  • The date and time of your visit may change last minute if the guards are called for other missions
Cancellation Terms & Conditions

No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 3 days prior to the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price. Any reservation made for special dates cannot be canceled, modified or refunded.

General terms and conditions of sale

Price includes

  • The best places to assist the Changing of the Royal Guards
  • Services from a professional guide
  • Anecdotes and services from a local guide

Not included

  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras

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