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Changing of the Guard Walking Tour in London

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Changing of the Guard Walking Tour in London
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icon2 to 3 hours  (approx.)
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Guided walking tour of the Changing of the Guard ceremony
Guided tour to see London attractions including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace & Westminster Abbey
Gratuities (optional)
The Ritz London , 150 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9BR, UK

The tour starts outside The Ritz Hotel on the corner of Piccadilly and Arlington Street. On arrival at the hotel please head towards the Arlington Street entrance and look for your tour guide holding the yellow umbrella. The closest London Underground station is Green Park.

10:00 AM
Parliament Square , Parliament Sq, London SW1, UK

The tour ends at Parliament Square.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • The ceremony can be altered at the discretion of the British Army or due to bad weather. In the event of bad weather the group will see a 'Wet Change' (ceremony without music).
  • For security reasons, the police request that no suitcases (big or small) be brought to the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Please arrange storage for these prior to joining the tour. Handbags and Backpacks are welcome and can be brought on the tour.
  • Due to the unavoidable steps involved, this tour is not recommended for travelers with walking difficulties or wheelchairs.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY See The Sights Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Changing of the Guard Walking Tour in London?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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Mike is awesome!
, Aug 2022
Mike was a great tour guide. Took great care of us and shared so many bits of info. We had plenty of opportunities to take pictures.
Awesome tour!!
, Aug 2022
Amazing!! Our guide Mike was so informative and showed us so many great places to see the Guards. We were so close that we almost got trampled, lol. Highly recommend!
Very enjoyable tour....
, Aug 2022
Very enjoyable tour. Mike, the host, was warm and friendly, very professional and a wealth of knowledge. Highly recommend this tour for residents of London and new comers alike.
Change of guards
, Jul 2022
We’ll organized and the guide was friendly and informative, it started on time, and it went smoothly, recommended with kids
Brilliant experience
, Jul 2022
It was brilliant that the guide,Steve, took us to the best viewing places and told us lots of things that I didn't know
Must Do appropriate for all age groups
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide was EXCELLENT, professional, extremely knowledgeable. Our teenagers thought it was the best tour in London! We never would have seen the changing of the guards like this without the guide.
Worth it!
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide was knowledgeable and very friendly! He was polite and my family and I really enjoyed the tour!
Changing of the guard
, Jul 2022
Tour guide was excellent. Very informative and took us to the best viewing spots. Excellent photo opportunities.
Great tour guide and tour that found the best viewing spots!
, Jul 2022
Mike was an amazing tour guide- I have always preferred to hear history from a guide rather than reading it in a book!
Worth it
, Jul 2022
Great way to see changing of the guard and learn so much our guide was awesome! He took us to different sites of the ceremony and knew exactly what he was doing. He also gave us a lot of interesting history along the way. Highly recommend!
Outstanding Tour
, Jul 2022
Mike was fantastic- very knowledgeable- history, stories, what was going to happen next, always positioned the group for excellent viewing
Mike the tour guide was...
, Jul 2022
Mike the tour guide was amazing. He brought us to every spot fir photo opportunities, explained every single detail Abe even added extras Would absolutely recommend him
Great tour and good value
, Jul 2022
Mike did a great job leading thr tour, the Changing of the guard had last minute changes since it was so hot and Mike got us to the new viewing location and we had great views.
The Secret Sauce
, Jul 2022
Fantastic tour! Our guide expertly moved us through key locations to take in all aspects of the ceremony with no rushing and plenty of stories and fun facts. We ended the experience with a unique virtually private event so close to the guards you could touch them (though I'm assured that is a very bad idea). Definitely the best of all the companies doing this tour! Must do whether it's your first or fifth trip...really enjoyable. Followed it with pub lunch at the Two Chairmen, also a recommendation from our guide.
, Jul 2022
The tour was wonderful, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and very friendly. The length of the tour was perfect and the group size aswell.
10 out of 10 Experience
, Jul 2022
The whole tour was fantastic, Mike was so knowledgeable and very welcoming. It was a nice small group so it made it a lot easier to hear what he was telling us. Found the best spots to stand for great views & photos.
Our guide (Mike) was easy...
, Jul 2022
Our guide (Mike) was easy to locate, he was relaxed, knowledgable and charming. We enjoyed the whole experience and got to see all the main parts of the ceremony.
Great tour, fantastic guide.
, Jul 2022
We had a great time, the guide was very friendly and had a lot of knowledge about the royal family. The group was not too large, which is also great.
Great experience!
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide Mike was absolutely phenomenal! So knowledgeable and knew all of the inside tricks to get us up close! Would highly recommend this tour!
Book This One!
, Jul 2022
Thank you for knowing all the perfect spots to watch from. I loved all the extra bits of information that was shared along the way. Brilliant tour guide. Highly recommend!

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