Skip the Line Westminster Abbey and Guard Change Tour
Attractions & guided tours

Skip the Line Westminster Abbey and Guard Change Tour

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Excellent
Based on 8 reviews
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£22.00
Free cancellation
language
Language: English
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Do this because
  • Skip the line into Westminster Abbey
  • See two spectacular Changing of the Guard ceremonies
  • Walk beside the King’s Life Guard as they cross the Park
  • Tour St. James’s Park and discover its fascinating history
  • Get insights on the Royal Family from your expert guide
What to expect

Your morning will begin with skip-the-line access to one of the most storied buildings in the United Kingdom: Westminster Abbey. From royal weddings and funerals to coronations and more, this site has witnessed countless events that are immortalized in history books around the world. There's a lot to see here - from the Coronation Chair and the stunning High Altar to the tombs of countless historical greats - and trying to navigate it on your own can feel overwhelming. Luckily, your guide will lead you straight to the can't-miss spots so you can make the most of every second in this sacred space. After leaving the Abbey, you'll make your way over to St. James Palace to witness the guards preparing to make their famous march. These are real soldiers with real weapons carrying out their daily duty of protecting the Palace. Hear about what their duties include and the significance of their highly symbolic uniforms. Last but not least, you'll march alongside the soldiers and head 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. Stroll across St. James’s Park to learn the history of this royal green space and arrive at the Horse Guards Parade. Watch the equally impressive Changing of the King’s Life Guard, which features mounted, armor-clad soldiers and their immaculately groomed steeds.

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What's included
  • check Guided walking tour
  • check Expert guide
  • check Skip-the-line tickets
What's not included
  • x_not_included Gratuities
  • x_not_included Hotel pick-up or drop-off
Where

Millicent Garrett Fawcett Statue, London, UK

Meeting point:
This tour meets at the Millicent Garrett Fawcett Statue, in Parliament Square. Your guide will be waiting for you holding a Walks sign.
What to remember

Know in advance:

  • this tour utilizes multiple areas that aren't wheelchair accessible/mobility friendly; those with wheelchairs and mobility issues should contact the local tour operator so they can arrange their visit
  • please note the Changing of the Guard is subject to changes in date, time and cancellation at the discretion of the British authorities; cancellation due to bad weather isn't announced before 11am; when this occurs, customers will still see a "wet change" with guards marching, but without the usual music or parade
  • sites on this tour are subject to occasional closures; if modifications are needed and time permits, the local tour operator will reach out to you prior to your tour while, for last-minute closures, modifications may be communicated at the tour's starting time
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Provider
Walks
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience

Excellent

5/5

Based on 8 reviews from verified customers

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  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - October 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Une guide au top du top!!! Super gentille, la guide nous a tout expliqué dans les moindres détails, fait decouvrir dès endroit majeustueux!!! C’est ...

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - August 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

  • Anonymous

    From Austria - July 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - July 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Tour guide was amazing and very informative we enjoyed it thoroughly, even though it was cold and wet and the change of guard didn't happen. Still we' ...

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - July 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Tour guide was amazing and very informative we enjoyed it thoroughly, even though it was cold and wet and the change of guard didn't happen. Still we' ...

  • Anonymous

    From Poland - October 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Thank you. Highly recommended by our family:)

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