Skip the Line Westminster Abbey & Guard Change Tour

66 reviews

3.5 hours

Max 20

Why take this tour?


  • Start your morning with skip-the-line access at Westminster Abbey, beating the crowds to the Coronation Chair and the most famous tombs.
  • Experience two separate Changing of the Guard ceremonies (one with horses!) from four different vantage points.
  • Check out London's most famous royal sites, including Buckingham Palace, St. James’s Palace and Clarence House.
  • Learn more about the British royals and the instantly recognizable guards that protect them with insights from your local guide.
  • Sites Visited
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Buckingham Palace
  • St James's Palace
  • St James's Park
  • Clarence House
  • The Mall
  • Horse Guards Parade
  • Wellington Barracks
  • Tour Includes
  • Skip-the-line Westminster Abbey tickets
  • Licensed Blue Badge guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour

Witness two Changing of the Guard ceremonies from special vantage points on an insider's tour.

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Total Customer Reviews: 66

Verified Ratings
4.5 /5
based on 49 Walks’ customer ratings
Rating summary by category
Latest reviews
James was a very experienced tour guide
Verified · Joan · Jul 05, 2024 · USA · Female · 65 to 74 years
Our guide Jane was wonderful! So thoughtful and knowledgeable. She kept everyone engaged and the tour moving so we could see as much as possible. The Changing of the Guards is chaotic, but she took us to several different places to view it and we got to see much of it. Great experience!
Verified · Redonna · Jun 01, 2024
Very much appreciated moving through the long queues with the priority passes and brilliant guides.
Verified · Lorraine · Apr 24, 2024 · USA · Female · 75 or older years
Our tour guide, Oliver, was exceptional! He was very professional, personable and knowledgeable. While some tour viewing sites had to be changed due to road closures in advance of the London Marathon, he made every effort to get us in position to see what we could. No complaints here!
Verified · Della · Apr 21, 2024 · USA · Female · 65 to 74 years
Company advertised walk as an opportunity for good position for changing of the guards. Marathon road closures changed access and guide was not prepared (other companies cancelled their tours but Walks assured us they had a plan, but they did not). As a result we missed the primary focus of the tour
Verified · Rosemary · Apr 21, 2024 · USA · Female · 35 to 44 years

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