Royal Walking Tour - Changing of the Guard

Westminster and St Jame's

Royal Walking Tour, Changing of the Guard

Address
Tourist Bus Stop
Queens Gallery, Buckingham Gate
London
SW1A 1AA

About

Hear the untold stories of the royal family as you visit some of the city’s most significant regal attractions, hangouts and shops on the Royal Walking Tour, Changing of the Guard.

Join this unforgettable London walking tour to experience the grandeur and majesty of the city’s royal palaces and sights. Immerse yourself in the world of King Charles III, Queen Camilla and the royal family, both past and present; and uncover the secrets of royal London.  

What will I see on London's Royal Walking Tour?

Embark on a journey through the heart of London with your guide, who unveils lesser-known stories of the monarchy and its history on this royal-themed walking tour.

Close up image on the King's guard during the ceremony of changing the guards in London. The guards are seen wearing the traditional red unifrom and the bear skin hat.

Start the tour at Buckingham Palace, the official residence of British monarchs since 1837, and witness the Changing the Guard ceremony, where soldiers parade with precision and skill. Hear fascinating anecdotes about the palace's construction, its royal residents, and the traditions that have endured for centuries.

Walk past Clarence House, an elegant Georgian mansion that was King Charles III's official residence in London during his days as The Prince of Wales. The elegant building has housed its fair share of royalty, from Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip before their accession to the throne.

Next, marvel at St James's Palace and its impressive Tudor gatehouse, and discover its storied past as the residence of kings and queens, including Henry VIII and Queen Mary I. Learn captivating stories about the palace's royal inhabitants and the intriguing events that have unfolded within its walls.

Two women talking while following a walking path in St James's Park during the Royal Walking Tour.

Then, take a detour to Jermyn Street, renowned for its exquisite shops and prestigious gentlemen's clubs. From luxury tailors and shirtmakers to traditional barbershops and perfumeries, each Royal Warrant holder represents the epitome of British craftsmanship and tradition.

Alongside your expert guide, explore key parts of the Crown Estate and gain an exclusive glimpse into the lives of the royals and the palaces they call home, while you uncover the secrets of the city's regal past on this royal walk through London. 

Two women are seen taking a selfie on Pall Mall, the avenue leading to the iconic Buckingham Palace.

How do I get tickets for the tour?

Book tickets for the royal walking tour now.

How long is the tour?

This tour lasts approximately two hours.

Where and what time does the tour start?

The tour departs at 10am daily and finishes around 12pm.

The meeting point for this tour is Buckingham Gate, Tourist Bus StopSW1A 1AA (outside Queens Gallery). The nearest Underground stations are Victoria (Victoria, Circle and District lines) and Green Park (Victoria, Jubilee and Piccadilly lines). Please arrive five to 10 minutes before your departure time, as your guide will start the tour at 10am sharp.

Close up on a woman wearing a yellow scarf and takin a picture with her mobile phone while on a guided tour with a group.

Prices

Child ticket (5-15 years) £10.00 per ticket
Concessions (senior and student discounts) £12.00 per ticket
Adult ticket £15.00 per ticket