Ultimate Changing of the Guard Tour with Westminster Dome Climb

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2 hrs 45 mins

Max 15

Why take this tour?

Experience the spectacle of Royal London on an exciting tour that takes you to special vantage points to view not one, but two, Changing of the Guard ceremonies. As well as learning about the military customs that have made the Queen’s Guards so celebrated, the tour also includes an exclusive dome climb that affords incredible views of Westminster Abbey and central London.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.View the iconic Changing of the Guard ceremony from special vantage points, with an expert guide
  • Created with Sketch.Observe the Horse Guards Parade, and learn about this lesser-known but just as notable ceremony, which features some of the finest service animals in the United Kingdom
  • Created with Sketch.Take in incredible sights of central London and Westminster Abbey via an exclusive dome climb close to the Houses of Parliament

Take a deep dive into Royal culture and history

Your Changing of the Guard tour starts in front of Buckingham Palace where you'll meet your guide in all things royal along with a small group of no more than 15 people. From there, your guide will take you to a series of special vantage points away from the tourist crowds, so you can witness every element of the Changing of the Guard, from the band warming up, to the dramatic march to the gates of the Palace.

Then you'll walk across St. James's Park to observe another special ceremony – the Changing of the Queen’s Life Guard at the Horse Guards Parade. Unlike the ceremony outside Buckingham Palace, you can stand right beside the Horse Guards and take photos.

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Your Changing of the Guard tour starts in front of Buckingham Palace where you'll meet your guide in all things royal along with a small group of no more than 15 people. From there, your guide will take you to a series of special vantage points away from the tourist crowds, so you can witness every element of the Changing of the Guard, from the band warming up, to the dramatic march to the gates of the Palace.

Then you'll walk across St. James's Park to observe another special ceremony – the Changing of the Queen’s Life Guard at the Horse Guards Parade. Unlike the ceremony outside Buckingham Palace, you can stand right beside the Horse Guards and take photos.

Next, you'll embark on a short Westminster tour finishing with an exclusive dome climb in nearby Westminster. Here you’ll get to experience the best views of Westminster Abbey as well as 360-degree views over central London.

This London City Tour is ideal for anyone interested in royal history and a bit of pomp and circumstance. You'll take a deep dive into ancient symbolism and military traditions in order to gain a deeper understanding of the customs that form the fabric of British culture.

  • Sites Visited
  • St. James’s Park
  • Buckingham Palace (from the outside)
  • Changing of the Queen’s Life Guard at Buckingham Palace
  • Changing of the Queen’s Life Guard at the Horse Guards Parade
  • Westminster Dome
  • Westminster Abbey (from the outside)
  • Houses of Parliament (from the outside)
  • Tour Includes
  • Expert local guide
  • Exclusive dome climb
The Changing of the Guard runs rain or shine.
Get the best view of the changing of the guard.
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Very much enjoyed the walk with Rhys. The Methodist Center dome climb was unique and what a great view!

Jeremy was GREAT! We used Walks 7 years ago in Italy and had such a great experience we booked a tour in London. This tour was just as amazing. The entire tour was amazing with VIP access and views we could have never done ourselves. Thank you!!!!!