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Changing of the Guard Guided Walking Tour in London provided by Fun London Tours

Changing of the Guard Guided Walking Tour in London

Changing of the Guard Guided Walking Tour in London
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About
Learn about London’s royal history on this walking tour and get a chance to march alongside the Queen’s Guard. This tour is designed for visitors looking for a unique experience and photo opportunity who want to learn more about the monarchy and their significance. Go beyond the normal sights on this interactive tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Get a close look at real Beefeaters and march along side the Queen’s Guard
See London sights on a walking tour with commentary from your guide
See the Wellington Barracks and Buckingham Palace 
Learn about London’s monarchy and royal history
What to expect
Meet your guide at an agreed time and start with a short overview of the morning’s events. Then walk down Lower Regent Street towards Waterloo Place where you stop to hear some geography and history about the area. Continue along the Mall, stopping at different landmarks, and then walk to St. James Palace, where the old Guard arrives for their inspection. Next, you march in step with the Queen’s Guard, and then your guide leads you to Wellington Barracks, before finishing the tour with a view of Buckingham Palace. Please note: you need to keep apace with the Guard and climb two flights of stairs; so you need relative fitness to take the tour. Due to the crowd size, it is not possible to view the ceremony at the Buckingham Palace courtyard.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 9086P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
Local guide
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pick-up and drop-off • Transportation to/from attractions
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
Piccadilly Circus, London W1B, UK Outside the Criterion Theatre by the Statue of Eros. Your guide will be carrying a Fun London Tours flag. Arrive 10 minutes before the tour is due to start. We leave promptly at the designated start time.
The Mall, St. James's, London SW1, UK We finish the tour near Buckingham Palace.
Inclusions
Local guide
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pick-up and drop-off • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure details
Piccadilly Circus, London W1B, UK Outside the Criterion Theatre by the Statue of Eros. Your guide will be carrying a Fun London Tours flag. Arrive 10 minutes before the tour is due to start. We leave promptly at the designated start time.
The Mall, St. James's, London SW1, UK We finish the tour near Buckingham Palace.
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
The Mall, St. James's, London SW1, UK We finish the tour near Buckingham Palace.
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
There are no toilet or refreshment breaks on this tour
Tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Ceremony can be altered at the discretion of the British Army, or occasionally due to rain
All tours are dependent on the British Army's schedule
No dogs are allowed on the tour other than guide dogs.
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
We do not see the section of the ceremony which occurs on the courtyard of Buckingham Palace, but instead we observe the highlights of the ceremony in other locations.
No videoing of the guide unless they have given permission
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Travellers should have good mobility as we encounter three flights of steps and march at the same pace as the guards at one point
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Piccadilly Circus
    Piccadilly Circus, London W1B, UK
    Outside the Criterion Theatre by the Statue of Eros. Your guide will be carrying a Fun London Tours flag. Arrive 10 minutes before the tour is due to start. We leave promptly at the designated start time.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Piccadilly Circus
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    St. James's Palace
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Changing of the Guard
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Regent Street
  • You'll end at
    The Mall
    The Mall, St. James's, London SW1, UK
    We finish the tour near Buckingham Palace.
    See address & details
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juedragon
Froncysyllte, UK2 contributions
Amazing Service!!
Can’t thank Matt enough for sorting this tour out for us, there was only the 2 of us booked on it Matt messaged to say he would have to cancel, as we had already arrived in London he sent Jess to be our guide, amazing service, Jess was lovely and made sure we missed the crowds to get a close up of the band, we will definitely be booking this tour again if we return to London and will be recommending to our friends and family
Written 15 September 2021
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Lisa D
52 contributions
Great tour company
Aug. 2021 • Family
Booked a walking tour well in advance, the communication received from the company was fantastic, from issues booking, to keeping us updated on the tour. Although the guard change wasn’t happening as to what was offered we chose to keep the tour and so glad we did. Jesse our guide was lovely and very patient with my son (a pre teen so you can imagine how annoying lol). It ended up just the 2 of us on the tour and we really enjoyed it getting to see parts we hadn’t already discovered on our own walkabout. Would highly recommend a tour from these guys, we will definitely consider a different one next time we come back to London
Written 19 August 2021
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FLTours
Hi Lisa, I'm really glad to hear that you were impressed with our customer service. Being a small company (currently just myself and a few other guides) we are very keen to ensure that we are super attentive to all our customers' needs. And also its great to hear your pre-teen enjoyed the tour with Jess! Have a great rest of the year, Matt
Written 23 August 2021
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BirstallJayne
Batley, UK30 contributions
Rock on Rozie
Jul. 2021 • Friends
Booked this tour in the hope that the ceremony would recommence, as the Covid Restrictions were now starting to be lifted. We were kept constantly updated by email and when it looked unlikely it would go ahead, we were offered a refund or a tour with no promises of a ceremony.
We said we would still like to go ahead and Rozie met my mum and I as arranged. There were only the 2 of us on the tour but oh my word.... how glad we were that we didn't cancel.
We didn't see a ceremony but we saw soldiers and spent a few hours in the delightful company of Rozie who was absolutely fantastic. Her tour was so enjoyable. She's funny. Her knowledge of the royals and their history is jaw dropping.
She even took us to see wild parakeets where she produced an apple from her bag and we got to feed the birds. Amazing.
Thanks Rozie. You'd no control over the ceremony but full control of an enjoyable experience.
Written 27 July 2021
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FLTours
Hi Jayne, thanks of the amazing review. Rozie mentioned how much she enjoyed the tour, and sent me a photo of the parakeet you met in the park! I'm really glad that you enjoyed the tour - there's so much to see in the area even if the ceremony doesn't go ahead.
Written 28 July 2021
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Hsteinmiller
Yorktown, VA395 contributions
Gareth is the best!
We went on the Changing of the Guard tour with Gareth, and I can't say enough nice things about him and about the tour. He answered my obscure and irrelevant questions with kindness and humor. The tour itself was fantastic! So nice not to be squished up against the palace gates with hundreds of others. We really did get up close and personal with the band and the Royal Gurkhas. As a bonus, we caught the last of the Horse Guards change. Fabulous value! If I get the chance to come back to London I will book another one of their tours.
Written 23 April 2021
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MsBoston
18 contributions
Exactly as described
Mar. 2020 • Family
Trip description is exactly what happens during the tour. Our guide was extremely informative and kept our group moving to get to different vantage points. Very interesting to hear stories about the past and see the different spots that aren’t typically known to be part of the changing process. I do, however, wish I more closely read the description as you don’t get close enough to see what happens at Buckingham Palace. London wasn’t busy when we traveled - so crowds weren’t a problem so wish we were closer to seeing what is traditionally thought of as the changing ceremony at Buckingham. As you’ll see from pictures - close to marching but not at Buckingham.
Written 12 March 2020
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Hi Cheryl I'm glad you enjoyed the tour but am rather frustrated that you decided to penalise us on the basis that you hadn't read our tour description properly and that it was 'exactly as described' ! I personally have spent a great deal of time ensuring the description is crystal clear so as to avoid any confusion. When you get a moment, do take some time to check out our video on YouTube which explains what the ceremony is like if you did spend your time at Buckingham Palace at the gates rather than being on a tour and then hopefully you will consider amending your review.
Written 13 March 2020
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Bryonde
4 contributions
Great experience!
Mar. 2020 • Couples
We booked this tour on march 11th of 2020 and our guide was Matt. He was very enthousiastic and funny and told us a lot of information! Not just about changing the guard but also about a lot of other things we came across from our meetingpoint up to St. James palace. He made sure we had the best viewing spot at all times! It was a very nice experience and we would certainly recommand this to anyone who’s interested in seeing the change of the guard!
Written 12 March 2020
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Karen C
Sleaford, UK20 contributions
Changing the Guard
Feb. 2020 • Couples
A fabulous tour to see Changing of the Guard, very informative, interesting, detailed, we learnt loads! Great spots to see all the live action - a real birthday treat, would highly recommend - thank you Jess.
Written 27 February 2020
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Chambert1
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions
Perfect London Tour
Loved this tour which I did with my 10 year old. Touring in Winter is great as the crowds are not so hard to deal with. Our guide had us in the perfect position at all stops. We were lucky, as we only had 4 people on our tour. Can highly recommend doing this tour. Lots of fun and interesting information about the Changing of the Guard and all the Royal Family.
Written 14 February 2020
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Pol
Angwin, CA57 contributions
this is the one to book
Nov. 2019 • Couples
Danielle was our guide, very funny and full of energy, she got some secret moves so our group has the best view of the parade, my cousin lives in High Wycombe, she has watched the COG every time she got visitors for the last 10+ yrs, but was so surprised when she went with me on this tour because she always go to the palace gate and watch two guards stare at each other, but this time we marched with the guards
Written 8 January 2020
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Nyree
1 contribution
Changing of the Guard
Jan. 2020 • Family
Excellent tour with Jess! Thanks so much - we really enjoyed the tour. Great to have someone show you the way and fill in all of the history.
Written 7 January 2020
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