Buckingham Palace Skip-the-Line Tour with Changing of the Guard
Attractions & guided tours

Buckingham Palace Skip-the-Line Tour with Changing of the Guard

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£72.00
Free cancellation
language
Language: English
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes
Do this because
  • See the Changing of the Guard from a great viewpoint
  • Listen to your guide's live commentary of the ceremony
  • Explore Buckingham Palace with pre-booked tickets
  • Learn more about the State Rooms with an audio guide
What to expect

Get the royal treatment in London with a narrated viewing of the Changing of the Guard and a visit to Buckingham Palace. See the outfits worn by Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla at the Coronation too.

You’ll meet your guide and be taken to an area with a prime view of the Changing of the Guard. This colorful ceremony is one of the oldest traditions at the Palace, with red tunics, bearskin hats, and occasionally pop music. If you book on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday, you'll enjoy the Household Cavalry change the guard at Horse Guards Parade, with their unmistakable silver plumed helmets and mounted on their magnificent horses.

Afterward, your guide will take a moment to describe the history of Buckingham Palace before sending you right in. Traditionally, guides are not allowed to speak inside, so you will receive an official audioguide. You’ll be able to explore this royal home at your own pace. Take the time to admire the world-famous artwork and furnishings. With 19 State Rooms, a ballroom, and the throne room, you’re sure to see impressive elements of the Royal Collection. It’s a regal experience you won’t want to miss.

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What's included
  • check Entrance fees
  • check Guided walking tour
  • check Headsets (to hear the guide)
Where

9 Carlton House Terrace, St. James's, London SW1Y 5AG, UK

Meeting point:
Please meet by the Duke of York column at Waterloo Place. This is the tall column with the statue on top. If you are arriving by tube, take the tube to Piccadilly Circus and take exit No. 3 onto Regent Street/St James. Walk south down Regent Street towards St James Park (do not walk north towards Oxford Street). Waterloo Place is at the end of Regent Street. You will see the tall column with a statue on top. If you arrive at Charing Cross Station, walk down the Mall towards Buckingham Palace. You will see the statue on your right at the top of some steps. The tour will end inside Buckingham Palace.
What to remember

Not suitable for:

  • Wheelchair users or guests with any impairments requiring special assistance
  • Strollers or baby carriages

Not allowed:

  • Photography is not permitted within Buckingham Palace but is allowed within the gardens

Know in advance:

  • Please be aware that in heavy rain the Changing of the Guard will not take place
  • The changing of the guard schedule may change. On different dates you will see either footguards or horse guards
  • This is a tour that involves a reasonable amount of walking. Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • The tour operator reserves the right to refuse any guest under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or anyone whose behavior is disorderly or poses a threat to other guests and staff
  • The tour operator will do everything within their power to ensure timings and itineraries are respected. However, due to issues beyond their control, timings and sites are subject to last-minute changes on rare occasions. Please be aware that some locations may be unavoidably busy during standard hours due to the popularity of London’s sites
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Provider
City Wonders
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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