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Changing of the Guard Small-Group Walking Tour

London, United Kingdom



1 hour 30 minutesMobile & paper tickets accepted

See British tradition come to life on this fully-guided Changing of the Guard walking tour that ensures you get the very best views of this spectacular ceremony!  Don’t make the same mistake that so many visitors often – and understandably – make, believing the prime vantage point from where to experience this time-honoured tradition is outside Buckingham Palace.

These spectators’ enthusiasm quickly turns to disappointment when they realise that they have waited for hours only to see the very end of this unique performance, their view often blocked by the throngs of people crowding around them. Instead, follow your guide on a dynamic journey that takes in the entire Changing of the Guard from beginning to end as they expertly navigate the crowds to take you to the best – and most photographable – viewpoints.

What's Included

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 15 people or fewer
  • Headsets when appropriate
  • Entry/Admission - Changing of the Guard
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Changing of the Guard, Constitution Hill Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA England

Your regal tour begins at the Duke of York Column, located in St. James’, where you’ll greet your guide, don a personal headset, and receive a historical overview of the Changing of the Guard ceremony.

Many tourists make the mistake of viewing the ceremony outside of Buckingham Palace. However on this tour, handpicked vantage points ensure you get the

The Location

Where To Go

Duke of York Column, St. James's, London SW1Y 5AJ, UK


London, United Kingdom

Return details

Spur Road, Spur Rd, London SW1A 1AA, UK

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The Changing of the Guard ceremony is subject to changes in date, time and cancellation at the discretion of British authorities. Cancellation due to bad weather is not announced before 11am. Even when cancelled, customers will still see a ‘wet change’ during which the guards march but without the usual music and parade.
  • Please note weather is very changeable in London, please ensure you have rainproof clothing
  • Please note that the changing of the guard schedule may change and on different dates we will see either footguards or horseguards
  • Not wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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