Changing the Guard Ceremony guided walking tour
Activities

Changing the Guard Ceremony guided walking tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 2 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • See the famous Changing the Guard Ceremony
  • Witness the ceremony without waiting in the crowds
  • March alongside the Guards and Ceremonial Bands
  • Enjoy the full experience with a fun guide
What to expect

See the world-famous Changing the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace without the waiting and fuzz of the crowds. This tour will show you various stages of the famous ceremony such as the inspection, Old Guard, New Guard and includes a march alongside the Guards and Ceremonial Bands.

Your guide will give you the full experience with a good dose of humor, interesting facts, and anecdotes. One thing for sure, you won't stand in line before the palace gates for hours waiting, but your guide will take you around to be there where the action is happening at the right moment. Did you know most of the pomp, ceremony, music, and marching does not take place at the palace?

Enjoy a fast-paced, fun, exciting tour and leave the crowds behind to get the best experience of the Changing of the Guard ceremony.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • What's included
    • Walking tour
    • Guide
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 5-17)
    • Students with valid ID (age 5-17)
    • Infants (age 0-4): free
    • Infants do not need a ticket
    Where

    Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly, London, UK

    Meeting point:

    Meet outside the Criterion Theatre by the statue of Eros at Piccadilly Circus tube station.

    What to remember
    • Please arrive 10 minutes before starting time
    • Unfortunately, this tour is not suited for people with walking disabilities
    • Keep in mind that during this tour you will not stand at the Buckingham Palace gates to watch the part of the ceremony in the courtyard
    • In the unlikely event, the ceremony is canceled due to rain, you will watch the Wet Change (guards marching without music)
    • The reduced family ticket includes 2 adults (age 18+) and 2 children (age 5-17) and requires a minimum of 4 tickets
    • Students will be asked to show a valid student ID at the start of the tour
    • The British Army can alter, change or cancel the Guard Change Ceremony at their discretion,
    • Keep in mind that this tour requires fast-paced walking and the area can be very crowded
    • A maximum number of 25 people is set per group
    • This tour will take place no matter the weather conditions, please dress according to weather conditions
    • Please wear comfortable shoes suited for walking and a bottle of water with you
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    When
    • Selected weekdays at 9.40am
    • Sundays at 9.15am
    • Tour finishes near Buckingham Palace at around 11.15am
    • Please refer to calendar for updated availability and starting times
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    Provider
    Fun London Tours
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 3 days before the experience begins.

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