Changing the Guard extra! Walking Tour

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When & where

Times vary, check calendar.

Meet outside the Methodist Central Hall ten minutes before tour starts for check in. 


Tour finishes near Buckingham Palace at around noon.


How Much

Tickets are from £18*. 

* Small booking fee is added.


Due to the incredible popularity of our changing the guard tour, we have added a second guard change tour where you will see even more!

On this tour we have the best of two worlds as we will observe some of the highlights from two ceremonies rather than one.

First up, witness the grandeur of the Change of the Lifeguard, a ceremony which dates back over 360 years. We will explain the history and meaning behind this ceremony, where the Household Cavalry face off across a spectacular parade ground. If you love horses, this is perfect!

Then we make a beeline for St James Palace to observe the end of the second change of the guard ceremony, where you will see the world famous guards with bearskin hats and red or grey tunics. 

Finally, its off to Buckingham Palace, the official residence of the monarchy, to hear tales of its history, earlier royals and leave with a series of photos which will be the envy of all your friends back at home.

This is a slower paced walk than our other changing the guard tour. No marching alongside the guards, but plenty of history, photo opportunities, and more guards than you could hope for!


  • Witness a ceremony whose history and splendour is beyond compare.
  • Have an acclaimed tour guide to lead you around.
  • Observe the two most important and famous ceremonies in London within a two hour tour.
  • Have a group size anything from 1-25 but no more. Preferable to the excessively large groups of other tour companies!

Note: Please bring comfortable shoes and a bottle of water with you. It can be very crowded near Buckingham Palace, particularly in summer months.

Disclaimer: The British Army can alter the date of the Guard Change Ceremony, and can change or cancel it at their discretion. No matter how bad the weather, the walk will still go ahead, as the final notification of ceremony cancellation will not be made by the British Army and police until after 10.30am. Although unlikely, the ceremony has been known to proceed in the rain before! If the ceremony is cancelled, you will see the Wet Change (guards marching without music).

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