Witness the Changing of the Guard ceremony and learn all about the famous red-suited guards of the British Royal Family. Extended options: explore the Westminster district and visit the majestic Westminster Abbey with a 5-Star Private Guide!

  • Witness the prestigious ceremony of the Changing of the Guards with a 5-Star Expert Guide
  • Follow the royal trail around the Buckingham Palace, Clarence House, Victoria Memorial and more
  • Explore the highlights of the City of Westminster (only in 3 and 4-hour options)
  • Visit the UNESCO-listed Westminster Abbey with skip the line easily with provided tickets (only in 4-hour option)
  • Enjoy a private tour tailored to your needs and interests

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  • 2 - 4 Hours
  • Private TourExclusive only for you
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  • Live GuideEnglish
  • Walking tour
  • Skip The Line Tickets for Priority Access
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Join this original tour to learn about the British Royal Family and witness the daily Changing of the Guards parade outside of the Buckingham Palace. Enjoy an exclusive experience with a 5-Star Guide who will show you the best spots for taking photos of the palace, gardens, and parade grounds.

Join the basic 2-hour walking tour to see the Changing of the Guards ceremony outside of the Buckingham Palace. Hear historical facts, cultural anecdotes and myths about the British Royal Family as you admire the marvelous Admiralty Arch and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Memorial Pass by the Clarence House, a royal residence of Prince of Wales and his wife Duchess of Cornwall. See the monumental Victoria Memorial and prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience as the old guards who guard the Buckingham Palace prepare to exchange places with the new guards. Witness the traditional Changing of the Guards parade in front of magnificent Buckingham Palace. Enjoy observing the different stages of the ceremony and learn about the royal customs and traditions from an Expert Guide.

Choose the 3-hour option to enrich your experience with a guided tour of the City of Westminster. Discover the must-see sights and hidden gems of one of the most important districts of London. See the iconic landmarks such as the Westminster Cathedral. This neo-byzantine gem is the largest Catholic church in the United Kingdom. Admire the historic, neo-gothic Palace of Westminster, which is the seat of the British Parliament, the House of Commons and the House of Lords. See its iconic Elizabeth Tower, better known as the Big Ben, and the Winston Churchill Monument to one of the most important politicians in British history. Finally, explore the Church of St Margaret adjacent to one of the biggest London attraction – the Westminster Abbey (tickets to the abbey are not included in this option). This notable church is the coronation site of the kings of England and Great Britain and the burial place of kings and distinguished persons.

Choose the 4-hour option to also visit the interior of the Westminster Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Save time and jump ahead of the queue thanks to skip-the-line tickets. The Westminster Abbey is closely linked to the Royal Family, as most Kings and Queens were crowned, married, and buried within these Gothic walls. Explore the elegant interiors with your Private Guide and discover the rich history and heritage of this remarkable site. Visit the Royal Tombs and Poet’s Corner to see the tombs of Elizabeth I, Mary Queen of Scots, as well as Charles Dickens, Robert Burns and many more notable personalities. Take a moment to look at the oak door near the Abbey’s Chapter House and wander around the charming gardens to feel the unique ambience.

  • Private Tour of the Changing of the Guards, the City of Westminster and Westminster Abbey (number of attractions depends on the selected option)
  • 5-Star Licensed Guide who speaks fluently in a chosen language
  • View of the Changing of Guards ceremony (all options)
  • Tour of the City of Westminster (3 and 4-hour options only)
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Westminster Abbey (4-hour option only)
  • Tour of the City of Westminster (in 2-hour option)
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Westminster Abbey (in 2 and 3-hour options)

Important information

Meeting point

Meet your guide by the Guards Crimean War Memorial, 6 Waterloo Pl, St. James's, London SW1Y 4AN, United Kingdom

Important information

What you should know

  • Please check your email the day before the tour to receive important information.
  • Please note that the number of attractions included in the itinerary depends on the selected option.
  • Sightseeing in the City of Westminster and tickets to the Westminster Abbey are not included in a 2-hour tour.
  • 4-hour tour: due to abbey regulations, 1 licensed guide can lead a group of 1-20 people, so the price of the tour will be higher if you need more than 1 guide.
  • Skip-the-line tickets to Westminster Abbey are reserved for a specific time slot, so it’s important to arrive at the meeting point on time. You will save time by skipping the line at the ticket office,
  • Guided tours inside the churches during mass and special events (such as scheduled concerts) are limited, therefore the guide may provide all information outside.