March with the Guards: Changing of the Guard ceremonies and Buckingham Palace
Attractions & guided tours

March with the Guards: Changing of the Guard ceremonies and Buckingham Palace

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£14.63
Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 1 hour 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • See two separate Changing of the Guards Ceremonies (one with horses!) from 4 different vantage points that let you get as close as possible to the action
  • Walk alongside the Queen's Life Guard as they cross the park
  • Tour St. James's Park with stops at Buckingham Palace and St. James Palace
What to expect

As the people begin to jostle in front of Buckingham Palace to watch the Changing of the Guard, this tour will take you away from the crowds and over to St. James Palace to witness the guards preparing to make their famous march. Believe it or not, it’s not all for show; these are real soldiers with real weapons carrying out their daily duty of protecting the Palace.

Your guide will talk about what their duties include and the significance of their highly-symbolic uniforms. As they leave, you'll march alongside them (no, you don’t get to wear a hat), then head over to a special vantage point near the Wellington Barracks, home to all the Foot Guard’s Bands, that lets you get as close as possible to the action.

Next, you'll stroll across St. James’s Park and learn about the history of this royal green space which is among the most famous of the green spaces that cover nearly 47% of greater London. Arriving at the Horse Guards Parade, you'll watch the equally-impressive, but often overlooked Changing of the Queen’s Life Guard, which features mounted, armor-clad soldiers and their immaculately groomed steeds.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • What's included
    • Guided walking tour
    • Expert guide
    What's not included
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pick-up or drop-off
    Where

    Spur Rd, London SW1A 2BJ, UK

    Meeting point:
    - Please meet your guide at the top of the steps of the Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace.
    What to remember
    • Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory
    • Please note that you must arrive 10 minutes before your tour departs
    • The maximum number of people per tour is 10 people
    • This tour runs rain or shine. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress accordingly to the weather
    • Infants (0-1 years old) go free and require a ticker, please select their free ticket during checkout
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    Provider
    Walks LLC - London
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the experience begins.

    What people say about this experience

    Excellent

    5/5

    Based on 3 reviews from verified customers

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    • Anonymous

      From Poland - October 2022

      Excellent

      Overall rated

      5/5

      Thank you. Highly recommended by our family:)

    • Anonymous

      From France - August 2022

      Excellent

      Overall rated

      5/5

      Super guide

    • Anonymous

      From France - August 2022

      Excellent

      Overall rated

      5/5

      Great guide !!

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