We will also get great views of Buckingham Palace (where I will be more than happy to be your photographer if you want me to), and of other royal residences, such as Clarence House (where HRH Charles, Prince of Wales lives) and St James’s Palace.
Westminster & Changing of the Guard
A nice introduction to Royal London in the heart of Westminster, including the famous “Changing of the Guard” ceremony.**
As for every one of my private tours, I will be meeting you directly at your hotel or other accommodation in the morning. We will then make our way to central London and have a stroll through Westminster & Whitehall. I will tell you about royal palaces (past and present), we will get a view of the famous 10 Downing Street (our Prime Minister’s home!) and other landmarks such as Big Ben, Trafalgar Square and Westminster Abbey.
But the main focus of our morning walk will be to catch the world-famous Changing of the Guards ceremony. I will bring you to the best spots to see the Guard and take photos. We will follow troop movements and learn all about the ceremony, its purpose and its mechanics. This will take us through some of the most famous Royal Parks in central London, St James’s Park and Green Park.
*This is a sample route, I will of course adapt the tour to your own personal needs and interests.
**Please be aware that The Changing of the Guard is a military ceremony, subject to potential changes in date & time, and occasional cancellations (announced on the morning of the ceremony in case of very bad weather). Depending on the date, we will be seeing either the Foot Guards or the Horse Guards.
***I can arrange to pre-book a table for your group at a convenient pub or restaurant.
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Type: Walking Tour with Public Transport
Exclusives: This tour can be tailored to your specific needs and interests! If you would like to arrange a tour for a larger group, or indeed if you have any questions, please get in touch.
Price: By public transport: From £250 total (up to 10 guests). With a premium chauffeured vehicle: From £500 total (up to 5 guests).
Languages: English / Note that I can also guide in French, for an extra £25/tour (total).
Booking: Pre-booking for all dates
Cancellations: If a tour is cancelled 7 days or less before the tour is scheduled, 50% of the negotiated fee is payable. If the tour is cancelled within 48 hours of the scheduled start then the full fee is payable.
- Westminster Walk
- Views of Westminster Abbey
- Big Ben
- 10 Downing Street
- Horse Guards Parade
- Changing of the Guard (optional)