Guided tour

London: Westminster and Changing of the Guard Tour

Activity provider: Secret Chamber Tours Ltd
Guided tour

London: Westminster and Changing of the Guard Tour

Activity provider: Secret Chamber Tours Ltd
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From US$ 22.02 per person

Likely to sell out

Witness London's famous Changing of the Guard Ceremony and visit iconic sights around Westminster. Enjoy views of Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, 10 Downing Street, and the Houses of Parliament.

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Duration 135 minutes
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Gaze upon Buckingham Palace and learn its iconic history
  • March to the beat with the Changing of the Guard and Horse Guards
  • Spot the famous parakeets and pelicans in beautiful St James' Park
  • Marvel at Westminster Abbey and its 1000 years of royal history
  • Explore Parliament Square and its historical statues
Full description

The Royal Westminster and Changing of the Guard guided walking tour offers you the ability to get up close and personal with London’s most famous and impressive sights.

Beginning with Buckingham Palace, the most famous residence of the King, we will explore the iconic buildings, parks, and monuments of Royal London. 

Witness parades by the world-famous King's Guards before continuing along the corridor of power which includes Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and 10 Downing Street. 

You'll be led by an expert in London’s political, royal, and cultural history who knows the best places to witness the Changing of the Guard ceremony, allowing you the best views and photo opportunities away from the crowds.

Along the way, be entertained and enthralled by your tour guide’s in-depth knowledge, memorable anecdotes, and unique take on London's history, as you discover the Kings, Queens, rogues, and villains behind this incredible city, and witness iconic buildings and mesmerizing parades along the way.

Suitable for all ages and encompassing multiple different experiences in a single two-and-a-quarter-hour period, this Westminster and Changing of the Guard Walking Tour is the best way to experience Royal Westminster all in one day. 

  • Live guide
  • Food and Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Entrance to attractions
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems

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Meeting point

• Meet your guide at the Goddess Diana fountain at the Ritz Corner entrance of Green Park • Enter Green Park via the entrance next to the Ritz Hotel and the fountain can be found just a few steps down the footpath, next to the Colicci refreshment stand. This is not the Diana Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park • If taking the Underground, disembark at Green Park Station and take the Green Park/Buckingham Palace exit. This exit will lead you to the fountain

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Important information

What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Explosive substances
  • Party groups
  • Nudity

Know before you go

  • The full Changing of the Guard Ceremony at Buckingham Palace occurs every day in June and July.
  • Between August - May the Changing of the Guard occurs on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
  • On Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday of these months the tour will instead witness the Changing of the King's Horse Guards at Horse Guards Parade
  • The Changing of the Guard operates at the discretion of the British Army and can be changed or canceled without notice
  • This is beyond the control of the tour operator
  • In case of bad weather the Changing of the Guard may be canceled
  • On these days the tour will endeavor to watch the Changing of the Horse Guards
Customer reviews

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based on 393 reviews

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Informative tour seeing and learning about all the Westminster sights and getting front row in several places for the changing of the guard that we would have never been able to do ourselves. Really great guide who was able to answer all our questions.

March 27, 2023

Our guide, Alan, knew everything that was going to happen and where it was going to go down. He guided us through the several points of the changing of the guard ceremony, explaining the history and reasons behind each step. And then in the end, he took us to a spot where we could pose with a royal guard on horseback. My family was skeptical at first, because the whole experience takes 2.5 hours. But even my teenagers admitted in the end it was fun and interesting. I definitely recommend this experience for history buffs in London, and I definitely recommend that if you are going to watch the changing of the guards, you do it with an expert guide.

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March 27, 2023

Wonderful tour guide Alan, made the tour fun and full of facts. Got some great photos/videos. The tour does include a fair bit of walking, well worth it for the good views and photos. Not our first trip to London, but we learnt alkt we didn't know! Thanks Alan 😃

March 27, 2023

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