See the two most coveted ceremonies of London with this tour. If you want to explore the royal side of London, then witnessing the ‘Changing of guard’ and the ‘Changing of Lifeguard” ceremony should be on the top of your list. This tour covers both and also gives you an insight into the royal history.
If you have come to London to see pomp and circumstance, then this is your dream tour. During a jaw droppingly beautiful 2 hours your guide will introduce you to the two most extraordinary ceremonies in London - Changing the Lifeguard and Changing the Guard.
You'll witness the grand spectacle of the Household Cavalry performing an ancient ceremony at Horseguards Parade, discover the incredible history behind the event, and find out why a King's execution had long lasting consequences.
Next you'll enjoy a stroll through the beautiful St James Park and onto the Mall - processional route to Buckingham Palace - taking in stately homes and palaces. Then comes the grand finale of the end of the Change of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, where you'll see the Queen's Guard in their bearskin hats march directly toward you accompanied by drummers!
You can guarantee the most professional and experienced guides will position you within a few feet of all the action and leave you with your favourite memory of London.
This tour is suitable for those who wish to see parts of both famous ceremonies in London, and takes place at a more leisurely pace than our celebrated Changing the Guard tour.
Tour starts at Trafalgar Square under the 4th plinth sculpture (currently the skeletal Gift Horse) at 10am.