Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace Guided Tour – Semi-Private 8ppl Max

Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

During this 2 hour, semi-private (8 Guest Maximum) guided walking tour you’ll learn about and witness the event live with an expert guide, who will help you score excellent photos without having to navigate the heaving crowds. Experience one of the most quintessential British events, the changing of the guards, in the heart of London.
* Duration: 2 hours
* Starts: Greater London, United Kingdom
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




During this 2 hour, semi-private (8 Guest Maximum) guided walking tour you’ll learn about and witness the event live with an expert guide, who will help you score excellent photos without having to navigate the heaving crowds. Experience one of the most quintessential British events, the changing of the guards, in the heart of London.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Trafalgar Square, Centre of the City, London SW1A England

After meeting your guide outside the National Gallery, in Trafalgar Square, you will learn all about the history of this public square which commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar, a British naval victory in the Napoleonic Wars over France and Spain. During its history, the square has been a place for protests and demonstrations which continue to this day.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Nelson’s Column, Trafalgar Square, London England

Nelson’s Column is a monument in Trafalgar Square, built to commemorate Admiral Horatio Nelson, who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Admiralty Arch The Mall Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, London SW1A 2WH England

Next you will discover the rich history and heritage of Admiralty Arch, a landmark building in London, providing road and pedestrian access between the Mall and Trafalgar Square. It was commissioned by King Edward VII in memory of his mother, Queen Victoria.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall, Horse Guards Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX England

You will then move on to see the Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall, where you will see members of the Household Cavalry, there to protect the official entrance to St. James Palace and Buckingham Palace.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: St. James’s Park, Horse Guards Road The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ England

Afterwards, you will see the beautiful St. James’s Park, the oldest Royal Park in the city which is known for its impressive lake views, pelicans and flower beds located in front of Buckingham Palace.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Clarence House, St. James’s Palace, London SW1A 2WH England

Surrounding St. James’s Park, you will see Clarence House, a British Royal Residence. It was the home to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother from 1953 until 2002, and it has since been the official residence of Charles, Prince of Wales and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Buckingham Palace, Spur Road, London SW1A 1AA England

During this tour you will also see the infamous Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of the UK’s sovereigns since 1827. Today Buckingham Palace is very much a working building and consists of the administrative headquarters of the Monarch.

Duration: 10 minutes