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Changing of the Guard & Westminster Walking Tour

City Wonders UK

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See British tradition come to life on this private or a small-group fully-guided Changing of the Guard and City of Westminster walking tour, where you get to experience two iconic London experiences combined in one morning with a local expert guide.

Witness the age-old tradition of the Changing of the Guard from the best and the most photographable viewpoints, and explore the magnificent Westminster Abbey from outside, accompanied by your guide’s expert commentary.

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Stop At: Changing of the Guard, Constitution Hill Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA England

You’ll start the day on a walking tour to the Changing of the Guards. This is a world-famous ceremony which takes place at either the Horse Guards Parade or Buckingham Palace depending on the day - no matter where it is, your guide will show you to the best vantage point to watch the ceremony. You’ll be in prime position to see it take place, and your guide will be there to explain everything as it happens. There is so much history behind this event, and it is a fascinating thing to witness. Wherever your guide leads you to, you’ll be able to see everything and snap some great photographs too. So don’t forget your camera!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Westminster Abbey, 20 Dean's Yard Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3PA England

Your expert guide will tell you about everything that has happened at Westminster Abbey throughout its 1000-year history. From William the Conqueror in 1066 to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011, the Abbey has seen a lot and you can trace the footsteps of kings and queens during this exclusive tour.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, London SW1A 0AA England

Now is the best time to to take a walking tour in the Westminster area. With fewer crowds and relevant security measures in place, you can enjoy your trip with the peace of mind that your safety is taken care of. Make memories and have fun feeling like royalty!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Big Ben, Parliament Sqaure Elizabeth Tower - Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA England

During this Westminster walking tour you’ll also see the world-famous Big Ben, home of the Great Bell and its ginormous clock, as well as Whitehall and No. 10 Downing Street, where many political decisions and speeches are made. These are some of the most iconic locations in London, and this walking tour is a brilliant chance to tick everything off in one go.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Whitehall, London SW1A 2BX England

Stroll down Whitehall, one of the most famous streets in London, which is the main thoroughfare running south from Trafalgar Square towards Parliament Square.

Pass By: Downing Street, London SW1A 2AL England

Pass by the world-famous No. 10 Downing Street, the residence of the British prime minister, where many political decisions and speeches are made.

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

You’ll also get the chance to discover Buckingham Palace and see the stunning building from the outside. Look up at the famous royal balcony, and listen as your guide tells you a whole wealth of royal stories from over the years. The palace, constructed in the 1700s, is a focal point for the British people and somewhere not to be missed on any visit to the big smoke!

Duration: 15 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Unable to accommodate strollers and baby carriages
  • The Changing of the Guard ceremony is subject to changes in date, time and cancellation at the discretion of British authorities. Cancellation due to bad weather is not announced before the morning of the ceremony. Even when cancelled, customers will still see a ‘wet change’ during which the guards march but without the usual music and parade.
  • Audio headsets are provided when required so you can hear your guide
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking. We recommend comfortable shoes for all guests.
  • This service ends outside Westminster Abbey.
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please note that if you book your tour on Tuesday and Thursday, you’ll experience the change of the Household Cavalry.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • Government-imposed COVID restrictions for entering countries and venues (e.g. booster shot, negative COVID test, vaccine certificate with a QR code) may change with little notice. It is the responsibility of all visitors to ensure they check the official travel advice on the government websites.
  • Expert, English-speaking private tour guide
  • 2.5-hour private or small-group walking tour, depending on the option selected

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Admission tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Westminster Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Houses of Parliament
  • Entry/Admission - Big Ben
  • Entry/Admission - Buckingham Palace

2 hours 30 minutes

Return Details
Westminster Abbey, 20 Deans Yd, London SW1P 3PA, UK

Voucher Info
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The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the City Wonders UK in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

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Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.