Changing of the Guard & Buckingham Palace

20 reviews

1.5 hours

Max 10

Why take this tour?


  • Experience two separate Changing of the Guards ceremonies (one with horses!) from four different vantage points
  • Visit St. James’s Park, and see Buckingham Palace, St. James’s Palace and Clarence House
  • Learn more about the British royals and the people who serve at their pleasure with insights from your local guide
  • Sites Visited
  • Buckingham Palace
  • St James's Palace
  • St James's Park
  • Clarence House
  • The Mall
  • Horse Guards Parade
  • Wellington Barracks
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour

Survey the ceremonies from special vantage points

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4.8 /5
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Latest reviews
We would not have fully appreciated the Changing of the Guard without our guide's commentary. The ceremony itself is free, but we had a vantage point and education we wouldn't have had with this tour.
Lisa · Mar 26, 2023 · Female · 45 to 54 years
Our guide, Peter did an excellent job throughout entire tour. I would recommend this tour to everyone.
Jim · Oct 11, 2022 · United States · Male · 55 to 64 years
Sophie our tour director was excellent! Very knowledgeable and friendly!
Robert · Sep 05, 2022 · United States · Male · 55 to 64 years
This was an excellent tour! I highly recommend as a way to see a special part of the royal life with changing of the guards.
Amy · Aug 30, 2022 · United States · Female · 45 to 54 years
Excellent Walks guide
Leigh · Aug 23, 2022 · United States · Female · 45 to 54 years

Meeting Point

Meeting Point Map ⟶

Meeting Point
At the top of the steps of the Victoria Memorial, in front of Buckingham Palace. Your guide will be holding a green Walks sign.

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time