Skip the Line Westminster Abbey & Guard Change Tour

85 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: 85

Verified Ratings
4.7 /5
based on 72 Walks’ customer ratings
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Latest reviews
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
Our guide was terrific. The only issue I had was when the Mounted police officer came forward and stopped right in front of me when we were about to witness the changing of the guard. I couldn't see any part until the very end when the Officer moved further up the line.
Verified · Jill · Oct 19, 2023 · USA · Female
Anne was an incredible tour guide. Super personable and she did everything to accommodate us and we were able to see all the change of guard in multiple places!
Verified · Nayelli · Oct 07, 2023 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years

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