Guided tour

London: Westminster and Changing of the Guard Tour

4.7 / 5

61 reviews

Activity provider: Secret Chamber Tours Ltd

London: Westminster and Changing of the Guard Tour

Activity provider: Secret Chamber Tours Ltd
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From US$ 21.86 per person

Likely to sell out

Witness London's famous Changing of the Guard ceremony and visit iconic sights around Westminster. Enjoy views of Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, 10 Downing Street, the Houses of Parliament, and more.

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Duration 135 minutes
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Gaze upon Buckingham Palace and learn its iconic history
  • March to the beat with the Changing of the Guard and Horse Guards
  • Spot the famous parakeets and pelicans in beautiful St James' Park
  • Marvel at Westminster Abbey and its 1000 years of royal history
  • Explore Parliament Square and its historical statues
Full description

The Royal Westminster and Changing of the Guard guided walking tour offers you the ability to get up close and personal with London’s most famous and impressive sights. Beginning with Buckingham Palace, the most famous residence of the Queen, we will explore the iconic buildings, parks, and monuments of Royal London. We will witness parades by the world-famous Queen's Guards before continuing along the corridor of power which includes Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and 10 Downing Street. Along the way, you will be entertained and enthralled by your tour guide’s in-depth knowledge, memorable anecdotes, and unique look on the history of London. What truly makes our tour so impressive is the quality of our tour guides. With years of professional experience in the touring industry, you will be led by an expert in London’s political, royal, and cultural history. In addition, the experience of our guides means they know the best places to witness the Changing of the Guard ceremony, allowing you the best views and photo opportunities away from the crowds. Suitable for all ages and encompassing multiple different experiences in a single two-and-a-quarter-hour period, our Westminster and Changing of the Guard Walking Tour is the best way to experience Royal Westminster all in one day. Discover the Kings, Queens, rogues and villains behind this incredible city, and witness iconic buildings and mesmerising parades along the way.

  • Live Guide
  • Food and Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Entrance to attractions
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Goddess Diana fountain at the Ritz Corner entrance of Green Park. Enter the park via the entrance next to the Ritz Hotel and the fountain can be found just a few steps down the footpath, next to Colicci refreshment stand. If taking the Underground, disembark at Green Park Station and take the Green Park/Buckingham Palace exit. This exit will lead you to the fountain. Postcode: London W1J 9DZ London W1J 9DZ

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Important information

What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Explosive substances
  • Party groups
  • Nudity

Know before you go

  • The full Changing of the Guard Ceremony at Buckingham Palace occurs every day in June and July.
  • Between August - May the Changing of the Guard occurs on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday
  • On Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday of these months the tour will instead witness the Changing of the Queen's Horse Guards at Horse Guards Parade
  • The Changing of the Guard operates at the discretion of the British Army and can be changed or canceled without notice
  • This is beyond the control of the tour operator
  • In case of bad weather the Changing of the Guard may be canceled
  • On these days the tour will endeavor to watch the Changing of the Horse Guards
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

based on 61 reviews

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The tour was wonderful, the guide is spectacular, he showed us the whole region and its history.. however the website didn't warn us about WHICH GUARD CHANGE we were going to attend.. I didn't know there was more than one!! And I requested the changing of the royal guard, with the soldiers with hats and red clothes that the whole world knows.. and not to see the change of the hours and guard!! Very bland and not what I asked to see! Even your photo shows one thing and the tour was another!

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August 13, 2022

Alan was extremely excited about this tour and made it such a positive morning - he was on time, answered all my extra questions, added some Harry Potter insights in also as a few of us are fans, he even helped us find a nice place for lunch after it ended. He was clear and made the tour interactive without just speaking at us! Arrive as early as possible as we started slightly early and managed to get lucky and see extras.

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July 14, 2022

Paying money and buying tickets for a free event is cheating for anyone who buys tickets.... What I saw on this trip is nothing new about the rest of the audience who did not pay any penny, and there are no special places for us only in the back and you and your luck in watching in addition to our tour guide, we did not find him after the end of the change of guard I do not recommend this trip to anyone..go alone is the best thing without paying money

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August 11, 2022

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