Tickets for Changing of the Guard: Guided Tour

Watch the famous Changing of the Guard on a journey through British tradition

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Overview
Starting time
Mon-Sat: 10:30. Sun: 09:45 & 10:30
Duration
90 minutes
Highlights
  • Avoid the crowds and get the best views of the iconic Changing of the Guard
  • Engage in British history and learn fun facts on the Changing of the Guard's time-honoured significance
  • Follow along with fun commentary from St James's Park to Buckingham Palace with your own personal headset
Description

Leave all the other tourists struggling for views through the crowds outside Buckingham Palace. This exclusive tour takes you to the best locations for viewing the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony, and gives you a fascinating insight into this famous British spectacle.

You'll be with your guide and group, learning the facts behind this London tradition, while you watch the entire Changing of the Guard from beginning to end. Better still, you'll witness all the action from the best, most photo-worthy viewpoints.

Soak up invaluable insights about the ceremony, which has been happening since the 15th century! Why don't the soldiers smile? Why do they wear red, and what is with those fuzzy black bearskin hats?

Check out some snappy footwork and take as many photos as you like, as the Queen's Foot Guards or Horse Guards march to Buckingham Palace.

With your own personal headset, you can easily follow along with the fun commentary.

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Ticket features
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Smartphone tickets accepted
What's included
Changing of the Guard
Visits to The Mall, St. James's Palace / Horse Guards Parade, St. James's Park & Buckingham Palace
Expert, English-speaking tour guide
Tour in a small group (max. 20 visitors)
Headsets
Food & drinks
Instructions
1
Duke of York Column
St. James's, SW1Y 5AJ, London
2
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace Road, Westminster, SW1A 1AA, London
  • Show your smartphone ticket to the guide at the meeting point
  • City Wonders guides will be wearing blue polo shirts or jackets and holding a sign with the tour name
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before departure
  • Departure time: 10:30
Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date
  • Changes may be possible for this ticket
Ratings & reviews
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Oct 30, 2019
Fabulous, informative tour, we were taken to excellent viewing points away from the crowds! I would thoroughly recommend this tour!
Aug 12, 2019
We were with Gavin who was great and made the trip very interesting
Jun 11, 2019
Richard was excellent guide. Story telling was interesting and well played. Walking rhythm was well informed and prepared.

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