Changing of the Guard Tour of London

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  • Duration

    - 2 hours (approx.)
  • Central London

  • Capacity

    - 20 people per tour guide
  • Dress

    - It's a walking tour, so wear comfortable shoes and clothin
  • Departs


    In front of Old War Office Building on Whitehall, Friday and Sunday at 9.45am
  • Meeting Location


    Old War Office Building, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A 2EU
  • Final Destination


    Buckingham Palace

Description

Changing of the Guard Tour of London

Guard Mounting is a formal ceremony dating back centuries, in which sentries providing ceremonial guard duties at important institutions are relieved by a new batch of sentries. The Queen's Guard and Queen's Life Guard (called King's Guard and King's Life Guard when the reigning monarch is male) are the names given to contingents of infantry and cavalry soldiers charged with guarding the official royal residences in the United Kingdom. The British Army has regiments of both Horse Guards and Foot Guards predating the English Restoration (1660), and since the reign of King Charles II these regiments have been responsible for guarding the Sovereign's palaces. They are not purely ceremonial, despite tourist perceptions to the contrary. The Queen's Guard are fully operational soldiers. As a visitor to London on a tight schedule, it can be difficult to know where to go to get the best experience of this medieval tradition. That's where we come in! We know where to be and at what time to optimise your experience of the Changing of the Guard,

London landmarks and attractions

  • Changing of the Guard
  • Horse Guards
  • St James Palace
  • St James Park
  • Buckingham Palace