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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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icon2 to 3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Guided walking tour of the Changing of the Guard ceremony
Guided tour to see London attractions including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace & Westminster Abbey
Gratuities (optional)
The Ritz London , 150 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9BR, UK

The tour starts outside The Ritz Hotel on the corner of Piccadilly and Arlington Street. On arrival at the hotel please head towards the Arlington Street entrance and look for your tour guide holding the yellow umbrella. The closest London Underground station is Green Park.

10:00 AM
Parliament Square , Parliament Square, London SW1, UK

The tour ends at Parliament Square.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • The ceremony can be altered at the discretion of the British Army or due to bad weather. In the event of bad weather the group will see a 'Wet Change' (ceremony without music).
  • For security reasons, the police request that no suitcases (big or small) be brought to the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Please arrange storage for these prior to joining the tour. Handbags and Backpacks are welcome and can be brought on the tour.
  • Due to the unavoidable steps involved, this tour is not recommended for travelers with walking difficulties or wheelchairs.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY See The Sights Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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 policy on sanitization during Changing of the Guard Walking Tour in London?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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star-5
Great tour with very friendly guide!
Josef_N
, Jun 2022
This tour was great, especially for the price! We learned a lot about the royal family in connection with London, and which buildings housed what/who. Good pace. Mike, our tour guide was extremely nice and helpful. He also gave us some good recommendations for food and always allowed for questions. I would definitely recommend this tour! Our group was mostly couples that were on vacation, and we ranged in age from 25-70.
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Wonderful Changing of the Guard experience with Mike.
Brian_M
, Jun 2022
We were fortunate to have Mike as a tour guide. He was incredibly organized and got us to the best spots to enjoy the full experience of the Changing of the Guard. He was terrific engaging with our two boys and very knowledgeable about London's History. Some other London attractions can be self guided, but for the Changing of the Guard we really benefited by having Mike. I would highly recommend him and the tour.
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Changing of the guards walking tour
Allison_D
, Jun 2022
Great tour! Mike was an excellent guide and got us to the best spots for the changing of the guard. Extremely knowledgeable and friendly.
star-5
Ask for Mike!
Jennifer_R
, Jun 2022
Mike was an amazing guide from start to finish. He made everyone feel right at home from the beginning of the tour. He made sure that everyone was with him and allowed time for people to take pictures during the walk. He even had seamless ways to wait for me and my slow, out of shape walking speed by stopping and giving little anecdotes to allow me time to catch up. I never felt like he was annoyed by my speed which I worried about initially. We got to see everything we wanted and more. From the beginning of the pageant at St. James to watching the band and horse come back around, there were many hidden treasures. Our group and guide Mike were phenomenal. I would highly recommend this tour!
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Mike was wonderful! He...
Kemberly_B
, Jun 2022
Mike was wonderful! He took us to the perfect spots to see the changing of the guards despite many barricades left from the Queen’s Jubilee. He was so knowledgeable about the history.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour!!!
Daniel_F
, Jun 2022
Mike was a wonderful tour guide. Very knowledgeable and such a nice guy. Even though the Jubilee interfered with our ability to experience the full tour, Mike still made it so worth it. And we even ended up on T.V.
star-5
Jubilee prep, changing of the guards, fantastic tour
Bridget_B
, Jun 2022
Mike our tour guide was brilliant. Very informative, made everyone feel relaxed and was entertaining. We had a lovely group and enjoyed the tour. Would highly recommend.
star-5
Phenomenal Walking tour!
Laurie_S
, May 2022
This walking tour was more wonderful than we expected! The tour guide, Mike, was an incredible source of knowledge and history. He had a printed book of reference that he used to explain the history and the things we were seeing. He knew all the right places to stand and get the best view. Of course it was also a bonus that it was the Queen’s 70th Jubilee this week! Thank you Mike for a very memorable experience!
star-5
Wonderful guide, wonderful experience!
Russ_P
, May 2022
Guide Mike was personable, well prepared, and knowledgeable. With jubilee preps going on he had to improvise but he got our photo shots at perfect spots and moments. He provided the very best service he possibly could. Time spent on this tour will provide special memories and was one of the highlights of our vacation. Thanks for offering this tour.
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Changing of the guards
Lorgia_R
, May 2022
Mike was a great tour guide. Made sure we had a great spot to view the changing of the guards. He is knowledgeable and funny.
star-5
Great tour!
john
, May 2022
We had a “wet” changing of the guard, but our guide still taught us so much and kept the tour entertaining. I would recommend this tour to anyone watching the changing of the guard. Otherwise, we wouldn’t understand what is going on. So brilliant!
star-5
Fun and Educational
Carol_H
, May 2022
We were told the day before by another guide to do the opposite of what the general crowd does while watching the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Our guide did exactly that. We were able to see and photograph this event with relative ease. We were also able to see "Big Ben," which was a nice surprise. We thought it was still under construction. Thank you, Mike!
2 travelers found this review helpful
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Courtney_B
, May 2022
Loved the tour. Mike went above and beyond to show us a great time. The tour ended up being far more exciting than we had anticipated. Highly recommended!!
star-5
A rich, pleasant tour
Raphael_B
, May 2022
The guide was graceful and very pleasant. She showed us many beautiful places in the area that were beyond the tour's scope. I couldn't ask for a better experience.
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Changing of the Guard
Marcia_G
, May 2022
Our tour guide, Mike, was very knowledgeable and did an excellent job of getting us in prime areas to watch the Changi of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and would highly recommend this tour!
star-5
God Save the Queen
John_W
, May 2022
Chris, our guide, was insightful, learned and engaging. Learning about the relevance and pageantry of the Changing of the Guard while observing this ceremony was highly memorable.
star-5
Good Tour for the Money
Cathy_O
, May 2022
Mike did an excellent job guiding us to places where we were able to see the guards marching from St James place to Buckingham Palace. He gave us great history and information about what was happening and why. We were very pleased with this tour.
star-5
Great
Brendan_M
, Apr 2022
Great tour, our guide was exceptional. He knew where to stand before we needed to be there. He was also incredibly knowledgeable about everything From the Royal Family to the processes in Parliament. Just a great experience. Thank you.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A complete and interesting Tour
TROUVE_P
, Apr 2022
It was a vey good experience and we learn a lot about London and the Royal family. Unfortunately, since I wasn't able to book a French tour I had to translate everything for my grandson which made the tour more difficult to follow. On the other hand, for a child It was a bit frustrating since we couldn't approach very closely to see the changing of the Guard arriving quite late in front of Buckingham. But for adults it was a very complete and interesting tour. Thanks to Mike
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Outstanding value! Wonderful morning tour.
Faith_S
, Apr 2022
This tour was well worth it! Our guide, Mike, was very friendly and knowledgeable, and knew where to position us to get the full experience of the changing of the guards. Along the way, you see St. James' Palace and Buckingham Palace, followed by a walk to Parliament, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey. We did this tour on our first morning in London, and it set us up with lots of ideas for the rest of the week. Highly recommend!!
1 traveler found this review helpful

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