Changing of the Guard Walking Tour in London

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  • 105 min

England is known for fish and chips, four seasons in a day, warm ale, history in spades and of course, a deeply ingrained age-old love for pomp and ceremony. Join us as we serve a slice of world-famous ceremonial action with this small-group Changing of the Guards experience. There is so much more to this extravagant shift change than meets the eye though- with your expert guide to lead the way, you’ll soon know your Welsh from your Grenadier guard, understand what the deal is with those fuzzy bearskin hats, hear the astounding origins of this dazzling spectacle and truly get a handle on the significance of every colour, button, mascot, symbol and movement in this most British of traditions. From the best possible viewing point, your small group will join the guards on their journey towards Buckingham Palace as you march to the beat of their drums... but what will the music be today?

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: St. James's Palace

Built on the site of an old leper hospital, did you know that St James’s is the oldest royal palace in the whole of the UK? Take in this beauty, still the official royal residence today. Visiting outside

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall

Every day, come rain or shine, the Horseguards take part in their very own changing of the guards. Your guide will talk you through the symbolism and importance of this age-old tradition. And hey, the photos are great here too.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Buckingham Palace

The most famous of Queen Elizabeth’s palaces and housing a whopping 775 rooms, the stories attached to this icon have to be heard to be believed. Visiting outside

Duration: 20 minutes
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