The Best Changing of The Guard Tours

Avoid the crowds and see this royal ceremony like a VIP

The Changing of the Guard is a symbolic ritual where on-duty guards are relieved and replaced by new ones to ensure the continuous protection of the palace. The ceremony is precise and formal and an important display of discipline and tradition.

Have a chance to view the event during our London in a Day Tour with a small group or book a private tour for a more personal experience. Either way, after visiting Westminster Abbey, you’ll take a stroll through St. James Park for a view of Buckingham Palace, just in time for Changing of the Guard. It’s a popular time to be at the palace, but your guide will take you to multiple vantage points so you can get the best views, without the crowds. You will also be able to experience the Changing of the Guard during our London Walking Tour. Your guide will help you find the perfect place to stand to see all the action before you head to Downing Street— home to the official residences of the British Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Please note that the Changing of the Guard occurs every day during June and July, but only on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays for the remainder of the year. If there is heavy rainfall, the Changing of the Guard will not happen.

The Best Changing of The Guard Tours

Avoid the crowds and see this royal ceremony like a VIP

The Changing of the Guard is a symbolic ritual where on-duty guards are relieved and replaced by new ones to ensure the continuous protection of the palace. The ceremony is precise and formal and an important display of discipline and tradition.

Have a chance to view the event during our London in a Day Tour with a small group or book a private tour for a more personal experience. Either way, after visiting Westminster Abbey, you’ll take a stroll through St. James Park for a view of Buckingham Palace, just in time for Changing of the Guard. It’s a popular time to be at the palace, but your guide will take you to multiple vantage points so you can get the best views, without the crowds. You will also be able to experience the Changing of the Guard during our London Walking Tour. Your guide will help you find the perfect place to stand to see all the action before you head to Downing Street— home to the official residences of the British Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Please note that the Changing of the Guard occurs every day during June and July, but only on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays for the remainder of the year. If there is heavy rainfall, the Changing of the Guard will not happen.

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London in a Day Tour with Westminster Abbey and Tower of London

Explore Buckingham Palace, see the Crown Jewels, take a river cruise on the Thames, and more!

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London Walking Tour with Westminster Abbey and Changing of the Guard

Explore royal history at London's famous church before seeing Buckingham Palace's ceremony

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Private Westminster Abbey and Changing of the Guard Tour

Dive deep into London's history at the famous church before seeing Buckingham Palace

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Private London in a Day Tour

Discover London's deep history at Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, and the Changing of the Guard