Royal London Sightseeing Tour with Changing of the Guard Ceremony
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
Tour Code: 3858EE001
- 3.5 hour Royal London tour led by a Blue Badge guide
- See major London attractions including Big Ben, Houses of Parliament and the venue for the Royal Wedding, Westminster Abbey.
- Drive past Kensington Palace, once home to Princess Diana, the Royal Albert Hall and Trafalgar Square
- Enjoy a Changing of the Guard tour outside Buckingham Palace
- Pickup from selected central London hotels
This Royal Tour of London takes in many of the royal highlights of London, including Westminster Abbey where Prince William and Kate Middleton, where married on April 29, 2011. You will also see Kensington Palace, where Diana, Princess of Wales, lived. Finally, you will experience the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace, then spend the afternoon exploring London at your leisure.
Your morning tour of London begins with a panoramic drive up to Kensington Palace, once home to Princess Diana. Nearby you will see the stunning Royal Albert Hall - where famous London concerts are hosted, and the historic Albert Memorial. Continue through London to Trafalgar Square, passing Whitehall and the Prime Minister’s residence on Downing Street. On arrival at Parliament Square you’ll see more top London attractions including the Big Ben clock, the Houses of Parliament and the magnificent Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Kate Middleton were married by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Your morning tour will then head to St. James’ Park and Buckingham Palace to see the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. Accompanied by a military band, soldiers from the Queen’s Foot Guard march to Buckingham Palace in their familiar red tunics and bearskin hats. This the oldest ceremony linked to Buckingham Palace, and it is truly representative of the colorful pomp and ceremony that make the British Royal Family so fascinating..
Your tour finishes in Trafalgar Square, conveniently located in the heart of central London so you can continue your afternoon sightseeing independently.