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Tour Operator: See The Sights Tours 2h 30m Travel method:   Walking Region / Starts from: London

Changing of the Guard Tour

Get up close to the world famous Changing of the Guard and visit the heartland of British government.

What's the tour about?

Get up close to the world famous Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace! The Changing of the Guard is the changeover of the Royal guard and, on this London walking tour, you'll stand in the best spots to watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony, march next to the guards and get fantastic photos!

Throughout the tour your local guide will explain each step of the Changing of the Guard ceremony process as you watch the Royal Guards, the Household Cavalry and the Regimental Musical Bands march towards Buckingham Palace in one of the most inspiring & traditional British events in all its glorious pomp & pageantry.

You’ll also learn about Royal landmarks including Buckingham Palace, St James's Palace and Clarence House as well as discover the home of British Royalty and Government at Big Ben, Westminster Abbey & Houses of Parliament.

The Changing of the Guard is one of the most historical and cultural London events and now you can enjoy it up close on one of the best tours in London.


2 - 2.5 Hours

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Meeting point

The tour starts outside The Ritz Hotel on the corner of Piccadilly and Arlington Street.

The address of The Ritz Hotel is:

150 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9BR

On arrival at the hotel please go to the Arlington Street entrance and look for your tour guide holding the yellow umbrella.

The closest London Underground station is Green Park.

The Ritz Hotel, London, W1J 9BR
Important information

Before the tour begins please note the following information:

  • On arrival at the start point please meet your tour guide holding the yellow umbrella.

  • Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour begins to check-in with your guide.

  • For security reasons, the police request that no suitcases (big or small) be brought to the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Please arrange storage for these prior to joining the tour. Handbags and Backpacks are welcome and can be brought on the tour.

  • After the tour you may receive an email giving you the opportunity to leave a review of your experience with us. If you do not wish to receive this, please let us know before the tour via email on

If you have any questions before the tour please feel free to contact us on and our team will be happy to help 😀

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