The changing of the guards is definitely something that should be experienced when visiting London. On this tour, your guide will explain to you how the changing of the guard, also known as “Guard Mounting”, has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in London.You will see how the soldiers in place are “relieved” of their position in a very particular way, while accompanied by a military fanfare. The soldiers have protected the King or Queen of England since the reign of Henry VII, who established the Royal Bodyguard as a permanent institution. The tradition has since continued for more than 500 years.All the guards are dressed in a traditional red tunic partnered with an easily recognizable bearskin helmet. The music that accompanies the changing of the guard can be either military or more contemporary, an attraction that is not to be missed.
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Stop At: Buckingham Palace, Spur Road, London SW1A 1AA England
During your visit to London, Buckingham Palace is a must-see. Accompanied by a local guide, you will have the opportunity to see the changing of the royal guard in front of the palace doors. This is a world-famous spectacle that you will not be able to see anywhere else.
Duration: 2 hours
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- sometimes at short notice,when the Guards are required for operational or other ceremonial duties, and as a result of road closures.
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
- English-speaking guide
- Headsets when appropriate
- Hotel pick-up/ drop-off
- Entry/Admission - Buckingham Palace
Green Park Station, Piccadilly, London W1J 9DZ, UK
Returns to original departure point
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