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Ultimate Changing of the Guard Experience, with Westminster Dome Climb

Walks - UK

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Experience the spectacle of Royal London on an exciting tour that takes you to special vantage points to view not one but two Changing of the Guard ceremonies right outside Buckingham Palace. As well as learning about the military customs that have made the Queen’s Guards so celebrated, the tour also includes an exclusive dome climb that affords incredible views of Westminster Abbey and central London.

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Itinerary
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Pass By: Buckingham Palace, Spur Road, London SW1A 1AA England

The Changing of the Queen’s Life Guard at the Horse Guards Parade features much of the ceremony of the more famous guard change in front of Buckingham Palace but with the added bonus of armored soldiers and highly trained horses. Unlike the guards at Buckingham, you can also stand right next to the horse guards and take pictures with them.

Pass By: St. James's Park, Horse Guards Road The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ England

St. Jame's Park

Pass By: St. James's Palace, London England

St. Jame's Palace

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

After you’ve witnessed these two jaw-dropping ceremonies, we have one more surprise in store for you. We end our tour atop an exclusive dome in Westminster that has the best views in the city of Westminster Abbey and 360-degree views over the rest of the city. Spared from the Blitz because of its similarities (in the eyes of German bombers) to St. Paul’s Dome, it is one of the hidden gems of the area and it’s only open to your group!

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

The Changing of the Queen’s Life Guard at the Horse Guards Parade features much of the ceremony of the more famous guard change in front of Buckingham Palace but with the added bonus of armored soldiers and highly trained horses. Unlike the guards at Buckingham, you can also stand right next to the horse guards and take pictures with them.


Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, London SW1A 0AA England

Houses of Parliament

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

The Changing of the Queen’s Life Guard at the Horse Guards Parade features much of the ceremony of the more famous guard change in front of Buckingham Palace but with the added bonus of armored soldiers and highly trained horses. Unlike the guards at Buckingham, you can also stand right next to the horse guards and take pictures with them.

Please be advised that 'Changing of the Guard' can be canceled last minute due to bad weather, and does not take place every day. On days this ceremony does not take place, guests will see the Queen's Life Guard Change, Horse Guards Parade.



Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Parliament Square, London England

Parliament Square

Pass By: Take Walks, London England

Take Walks

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour ends with access to an exclusive panoramic viewpoint. Due to security reasons this viewpoint is not accessible to children under the age of 16, pregnant women and people with heart conditions. Access may be limited due to local events.
  • There are 166 steps to reach the top of the dome therefore is inaccessible to guests with mobility impairments, wheelchair users and/or strollers.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • Changing the Guard (From special vantage points)
  • Exclusive rooftop access for panoramic views
  • Expert local tour guide
  • Small Groups of 15 people
  • Entry/Admission - Changing of the Guard


Exclusions
  • Food & Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off


Departure Point
Victoria Memorial, London SW1A 1AA, UK


Departure Time
9:45 AM

Duration
2 hours 45 minutes

Return Details
The Westminster Collection, Westminster, London, UK


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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.

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