Changing of the Guard Walking Tours
You will get to know the famous changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and the history that abounds in London on this 1 and a half hour walking tour. Our starting and returning point will be at the Criterion Theater in the morning hours.
- March alongside the band.
- Witness a ceremony whose history is beyond compare.
- Stand within 6 feet of the Guards.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Related places and things to do
The meeting point will be at the Criterion Theater next to the statue of Eros at the Piccadily train station at 9:40 AM, you can identify the guide by a coat or blue polo and on a sign of Fun London Tours at your hands. We recommend you arrive 10 minutes early.
Our tour will take place always walking around the gates of Buckingham Palace, you will hear the incredible anecdotes that the guide has to tell, while you listen to the music of the drums and trumpets, you will walk along with the guard and you will have the opportunity to Take the best photos of this act carried out for more than 300 years in London.
At the end, our tour always ends in the downtown area where the guide will give you the necessary information to return to your hotel or even tell you which is the nearest, additional train station, some recommendations of the best places to meet in London.
Tour Tickets (may vary by date)
|General (P/P)||18.00 (GBP)|
- Local guide.
- Comfortable shoes
- Bottle of water.
It is not possible to make changes to existing bookings, unless Fun London Tours receives notification 72 hours in advance, in writing, to email@example.com
In the unlikely event of a tour being cancelled we will offer an alternative tour date or refund.
Our tours go ahead in poor weather. However, the British Army can cancel the Guard Change at their discretion. If this occurs, the Guide will deliver a slightly different tour. If you are not happy with this, you will be offered an alternative date or refund by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I turn up for a walk without booking first?
t is very possible that our tours will be full so if you turn up without booking you may well miss the tour. This is particularly relevant on the Changing The Guard tour, which is extremely popular. We limit numbers on our tours to make them more personable and to maximise enjoyment, so we would have to turn you away if this number has been reached. However, those who booked online will be prioritised, followed by a first to arrive basis.
If you don’t book in advance you will not get any notification of changed locations or cancellations. We will always turn up for the tour if someone has booked, but if there have been no bookings for a tour it is very likely that it will be cancelled. And don't forget, some of the walks are discounted for those who book online.
How early should I arrive for the walk?
Please come 5-10 minutes before the allotted time so that we are ready to go promptly, especially if you have decided to come without booking online.
What happens if I don’t turn up on time?
The Guide will leave promptly at the designated time. Although there may be an introduction to the tour nearby, this will be brief.
What happens if I fail to turn up? Will I get a refund?
No, we're afraid not. If there are extenuating circumstances why you were unable to come, please drop us a line at email@example.com and we will try to find a space for you on a later date but we cannot guarantee this.
Will the walk ever be cancelled?
It is very unlikely. The main reason for a tour being cancelled would be a major transportation issue, although this is extremely rare. The Guides live in London, so can make use of the tube and bus network and will follow up to date transport information to try to prevent any problems. Very rarely extreme weather conditions could prevent a tour going ahead, but even in heavy rain or snow tours generally continue (bring your umbrellas and ponchos if bad weather is predicted!)
There are a few rare occasions through the year where the Guard Change fails to take place for reasons out of the hands of the Tour Guide. Sometimes this will not become apparent until after the walk starts (usually due to weather conditions). In such a case the Tour Guide will continue with a modified tour. If you are not 100% satisfied with this, we will endeavour to provide you with a an alternative date, tour or discount.
In the event of cancellation, we will endeavour to let you know with as much notice as possible by either email or SMS and provide a full and prompt refund or offer an alternative date/tour if preferable.
How long do walks last?
The duration of our walks vary. Most are either 1.5 hours or 2 hours. Check the details of the individual walk for further information.
How far do we walk?
Changing The Guard tour has a three minute burst where we march at the same pace as the guards, but otherwise all our walks are rather easily paced!
Who can come on the walks?
We have a variety of walks. The Changing The Guard and Horse Guard walks are lively and fun, and are suitable for all ages, but require good mobility. Some of the other walks are not suitable for children, and this is clearly stated when booking the tour.
Who is responsible for the safety of walkers?
The Guide will remind you of safety precautions at the beginning of each walk, but each member of the group is responsible for their own safety.