Experience the traditions of the British monarchy in London with a guide and audioguide. Watch the Changing of the Guards of the King's Household Cavalry and see the State Rooms in Buckingham Palace.
About this activity
- Free cancellation
- Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
- Reserve now & pay later
- Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
- Duration 2.5 hours
- Check availability to see starting times.
- Skip the ticket line
- Live tour guide
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Meet by the Duke of York column on Waterloo Place, 9 Carlton Terrace, London SW1Y 5AJ. It's a tall column with a statue on top. Guides will have a City Wonders sign with the name of the tour at the meeting point for easy recognition. Directions: Take the Underground to Piccadilly Circus. Take exit 3 to Regent Street/St James. Walk south down Regent Street towards St. James Park (do not walk towards Oxford Street). Waterloo Place is at the end of Regent Street. Alternatively, take the Underground to Charing Cross Station, and walk down the Mall towards Buckingham Palace. The statue is at the top of the stairs to your right after the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). Please note the meeting place is not at Buckingham Palace. (GPS Coordinates: 51.5063159-0.1317662000000155)Open in Google Maps ⟶
What to bring
- Comfortable shoes
- Baby strollers
Know before you go
- The Changing of the Guard does not take place in heavy rain. If cancelled, it will be replaced with an extended walking tour
- On occasional Sundays, the Changing of the Guards ceremony is rescheduled to the early morning. In the event this happens, the tour will not be able to feature this component
- The Changing of the Guard schedule may change and on different dates, you will see either footguards or horse guards (if you book your tour on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, you’ll experience the change of the Household Cavalry)
- The outfits worn by Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla at the Coronation will go on display as part of the 2023 Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace
- The duration of the tour may vary from 2.5 hours to 4 hours, depending on the entry time at Buckingham Palace