London: Changing of the Guard Walking Tour
- Marvel at the precision with which the Queen’s Foot Guards march to Buckingham Palace
- Experience a quintessential London tradition - the Changing of the Guards
- Navigate the crowds expertly with your guide to the best viewing points
As an expert on the history of this fascinating ceremony, you will be given invaluable insight and knowledge into every detail of this British spectacle. With your own personal headset allowing you to easily follow your guide’s entertaining commentary, you can fully take in the splendor parading past you. If you book your tour on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday, you’ll experience the change of the Household Cavalry.
Marvel at the precision with which the Queen’s Foot Guards march to Buckingham Palace, clad in their iconic red tunics and bearskin hats, or admire the gleaming coats of the Household Cavalry’s horses as they emerge at Horse Guard’s Parade. With a small group of only 15 persons or fewer, you will be able to move quickly from vantage point to vantage point with your guide pointing out interesting details while you take as many photographs as you want.
- Expert, English-speaking guide
- Small groups of 20 persons or fewer
- Headsets when appropriate
- Hotel pick-up/ drop-off
- Wheelchair users
Prepare for the activity
By the Duke of York Column, Waterloo Place, 9 Carlton Terrace, London SW1Y 5AJ. This is the tall column with a statue on top. Arriving by tube: Take the tube to Piccadilly Circus and take exit No. 3 onto Regent Street/ St. James's. Walk south down Regent Street towards St. James's Park (do not walk north towards Oxford Street). Waterloo Place is at the end of Regent Street. You will see the tall column with a statue on top. You can also arrive via Charing Cross Station. Walk down the Mall towards Buckingham Palace, you will see the statue on your right at the top of some steps.Open in Google Maps ⟶
- Baby strollers
• Please note that the changing of the guard schedule may change and on different dates we will see either foot guards or horse guards
• Regretfully, guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance cannot be accommodated – the tour operator is also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on group tours