Changing of the Guard
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  • London: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

    1. London: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

    Big Bus Route Highlights:

    Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard

    Houses of Parliament

    Big Ben

    Westminster Abbey

    10 Downing Street

    Whitehall

    Piccadilly Circus

    Oxford Street

    Regent Street

    London Eye

    London Dungeon

    Sea Life London Aquarium

    Madame Tussauds

    Covent Garden

    Bank of England

    Monument

    St Pauls Cathedral

    Tower of London

    Tower Bridge

    The Shard

    City Hall

    Lambeth Palace

    British Museum

    Marble Arch

    Mayfair

    Green Park

    Hyde Park Corner

    Harrods

    South Kensington Museums

    Kensington Palace

    Notting Hill

    This Big Bus Tour on open-top, double decker bus gives you unlimited hop-on, hop-off use on all routes for either 24-, 48- or 72- hours, taking you to London’s ...

    The actual route aside from not seeing the front of Buckingham Palace was good. What really let the whole experience down was the headphone commentary. Our group found this to be childish and informative in any tangible way. This tour would be greatly improved if there was a continual commentary talking about all of the sites and places of interest that we passed. Scrap the quiz and the mindless banter. No one is interested.

  • Big London Ticket: London Eye, Big Bus & Thames River Cruise

    2. Big London Ticket: London Eye, Big Bus & Thames River Cruise

    Discover the best of London with a hop-on, hop-off tour on-board an open-top, double-decker bus and enjoy a trip on the London Eye as part of your ticket. A hop-on, hop-off tour is the ideal way to discover the best sights, landmarks and attractions of London at your own pace. The tour gives you unlimited use, with stops strategically placed at all the places you would like to visit including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge and St Pauls Cathedral. Hop off the bus at Westminster Bridge to take an unforgettable ride on the London Eye. From the top, you can take in the breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of the city's impressive skyline. See the city's most famous sights including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament from an unrivalled bird's eye view. You can start your tour at any of the Big Bus stops. Popular starting points include the Lon...

    We had a really lovely day , we learnt lots , things we didn’t know , the staff were exceptional , really helpful , polite and knowledgeable .

  • London: Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

    3. London: Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

    Find the prime vantage points that most people miss and see this time-honored tradition from outside Buckingham Palace. Follow your guide on a dynamic journey that will take you through each stage of the entire Changing of the Guard ceremony from beginning to end. Navigate the crowds easily and quickly. Let your guide take you to the best spots with unobstructed views for taking photos of the palace, gardens, and parade grounds. Marvel at the precision with which the Queen’s Foot Guards march to Buckingham Palace, clad in their iconic red tunics and bearskin hats. Admire the gleaming coats of the Household Cavalry’s horses as they emerge at Horse Guard’s Parade. As you watch, hear about the history of this fascinating ceremony and gain invaluable insight into every detail of this British spectacle.

  • London: Westminster Tour, Climb The O2 Arena, and Cable Car

    4. London: Westminster Tour, Climb The O2 Arena, and Cable Car

    From the meeting point, start the 3-hour walking tour by heading through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, admiring the well-manicured trees and flowers along the way. At the palace, watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard Ceremony.   Afterward, see other iconic London sights such as Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the London Eye, Parliament Square, and the Houses of Parliament.   Next, head to the O2 Arena and get ready for a guided climb across the arena roof for scenic views of London's landmarks. Lastly, take the cable car for an easy ride across the River Thames, allowing for further amazing views of the London skyline from up high.

    Tim was a great host for the 3 hour walking tour. Loads of facts and stories which were fun and great even for those who have lived or worked in London for years. Then we were on our own with tickets for the cable car (not sure why but we only had single tickets which meant queuing to buy returns in the rain). Then the walk across the dome. Thankfully it had stopped raining and the views were brilliant and well briefed. Matt was fab and the experience is all well planned. A lovely day - thank you

  • London: Private Royal Tour with Changing of the Guard

    5. London: Private Royal Tour with Changing of the Guard

    Your experience begins with a panoramic tour. Relax and enjoy the drive through London with an expert tour guide to discover the city's most iconic sights. See the magnificent Westminster Abbey, Parliament Square, the iconic Big Ben, historical Trafalgar Square, and much more. Afterwards, witness the Changing of the Guard Ceremony, an essential experience for visitors to London. See the immaculately dressed guards, accompanied by marching bands playing rousing military music. The 7 regiments that guard the monarch, known as the Household Division, are so devoted to their duty that they will famously not acknowledge or allow themselves to be distracted by the public.

  • London: See 30+ Top Sights and Eat 8 British Foods Tour

    6. London: See 30+ Top Sights and Eat 8 British Foods Tour

    Join an exploration of over thirty of London’s major landmarks and best of British foods for a good idea of the history and tastes of one of Europe’s best-loved cities. Start your tour as you head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, where you can watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday during the winter months). You will then head to Westminster, and along the way see sights such as Parliament Square, St. James Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben (sadly covered up at the moment) and the Houses of Parliament. You will then move on to the London Bridge area to see Shakespeare’s Globe, the Shard, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. By this point, you'll have worked up an appetite, so you will be invited to stop for a feast of the best of British foods in one of the UK's most historic pubs. From here you will explore Bo...

    Brilliant tour, our guide Chris was very knowledgeable about the areas we visited and the history too. Make sure you have a good breakfast as the food stop is right at the end of the tour at Borough market.

  • British Royalty: Changing of The Guard Walking Tour

    7. British Royalty: Changing of The Guard Walking Tour

    Once you have met your guide, head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace where you will be able to watch the Changing of the Guard. After watching the Changing of the Guard you will walk down the Mall, the red-colored road that is adorned by two royal parks and palaces. The Mall is the most important road in the UK where national celebrations are held. You will see where Prince Charles lives, Clarence House. Continue on your walking tour exploring the area while listening to your guide talk about the history of the area as well as fun facts along the way. Learn about the Royal palaces, to the parks, squares, and fountains you will see that are important to the British Monarchy.

    It was amazing and guide was so energetic,cool and nice person . Good sense of humour has added value to the tour . Very happy with the tour and with him

  • London: Top Sights Tour with Houses of Parliament Visit

    8. London: Top Sights Tour with Houses of Parliament Visit

    After gathering at the meeting point, your tour guide will take you on an exploration of London’s major landmarks. Following the tour, you will also explore the Houses of Parliament. You will start with a walking tour of the history, culture, and legends of London, one of Europe’s most-loved cities. You'll begin by heading through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, before then moving on to Westminster, Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, and Big Ben. Following that, you will proceed to the London Bridge area to see Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, the HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. Following all that, you will head to the Houses of Parliament, which is one of the centers of politics in the United Kingdom. The Palace of Westminster has been a Grade I listed building since 1970 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. You will explore Parliament and walk in the footstep...

  • London: Top 30 Sights Walking Tour and Tower Bridge Exhibit

    9. London: Top 30 Sights Walking Tour and Tower Bridge Exhibit

    Start with a walking tour of the history, culture, and legends of one of Europe’s best-loved cities. Head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace and watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. Head to Westminster and see Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Continue onwards to the London Bridge area to see Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. After seeing 29 impressive sights, you’ll head to Tower Bridge and explore the permanent exhibition in the Engine Rooms of the iconic bridge. Set amongst the original steam engines, coal burners, and accumulators that once powered the raising of the bridge, uncover the fascinating history of cooks, coal stokers, and engineers. Immerse yourself in this atmospheric space where exciting activities, newly commissioned films, and never-before-displayed photogra...

    Johanna is fantastic, she does an amazing job .... she’s nice , intelligent and has an excellent knowledge of British history. 100% for her ! Eduardo

  • London: City Highlights Bus Tour

    10. London: City Highlights Bus Tour

    Enjoy London from a unique viewpoint with a bus tour through the city. Take advantage of the comfort of a bus as you tour the main sights accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. Drive past landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and more, depending on the option selected. Make stops along the way, and learn interesting facts about each landmark from your guide.

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What people are saying about Changing of the Guard

What a great time! Michael was sharp, smart and anxious for all of us to have a great experience….and we did. His knowledge and sense of humor were spot on, as The Brits say. We saw things I know would have been missed if tried on our own. Book this trip. Hope you get Michael!

Micheal was just fantastic..very knowledgeable and answered all of our numerous questions with a smile on his face....very professional

It was a great experience for me and my son. The tour guide Pepe was very good. Overall we had a fantastic time.

Highly recommend this walking tour. Very informative and stood at the best view points.

Superb tour and tour guide! David(?) did a very good job!