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Royal London walking tour

London, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Caroline

2.5 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

On this walk we will see three royal palaces, a beautiful royal park, the Changing of the Queen’s Life Guard, hidden gaslit alleyways, and elegant garden squares. This royal visit encapsulates the very best that the city has to offer. We start in historic Covent Garden before moving on to Trafalgar Square, and then to view a ceremony that has taken place for over 350 years. This is a truly striking display of British pomp and pageantry known as the Changing of the Queen’s Life Guard. We then walk along the world famous Mall, stopping to see St James’s Palace and Buckingham Palace. We will stroll through beautiful St James’s Park and continue on to the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. There will be plenty of time to take some photographs of all the sights. Along the way, you will hear tales of royalty, love, betrayal, scandal, and murder. Join me on this walk and be captivated by the tradition, history, and colour of the city's royalty.
Other things to note
Please wear comfortable shoes. Either join me in the morning at 10 AM or for the afternoon walk at 3 PM, which includes a smaller Queen's Life Guard ceremony.
On this walk we will see three royal palaces, a beautiful royal park, the Changing of the Queen’s Life Guard, hidden gaslit alleyways, and elegant garden squares. This royal visit encapsulates the very best that the city has to offer. We start in historic Covent Garden before moving on to Trafalgar Square, and then to view a ceremony that has taken place for over 350 years. This is a truly striking display of British pomp and pageantry known as t…

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Meet your host, Caroline

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I’m a historian and an Official London Tour Guide who has been leading visits around royal spots for several years. I love this city with a passion and really enjoy making history come alive with entertaining, informative, and thoroughly gripping tales of the people and places that make it the brilliant place it is.

I work with a small group of hugely talented London Guides so it will be either me or one of my colleagues showing you around. Whoever it is, we all go the extra mile to ensure you have a fantastic time here in London.
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Where you'll be

You’ll have a guided walk of the city's royal spots. We will start at Covent Garden. The walk includes the iconic landmarks of Buckingham Palace, St James’s Park, Horse Guards Parade, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Nelson’s Column, St James’s Palace, and the highlight of the tour, the extraordinary Changing of the Queen’s Life Guard. This is a royal-London-in-a-nutshell tour.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 706 reviews.

Dorothy
February 2020
Great walking tour. Our guide Caroline shared her knowledge with the group. We saw not only the changing of the guard but a number Royal residences, parks and quirky unseen on usual tourist trail extras. We recommend this tour wholeheartedly.
Great walking tour. Our guide Caroline shared her knowledge with the group. We saw not only the changing of the guard but a number Royal residences, parks and quirky unseen on usua…
Alexandra
February 2020
If you enjoy something Even though it‘s a rainy day - the guide Must be amazing! 😊 Caroline was very friendly with our Kids and she enjoyed what she was doing!
Stephanie
January 2020
I had work in London so sent my children (ages 12 and 16) and mother-in-law on this tour. It was wonderful! Caroline was highly communicative, and Philip was their guide. He's an amazing historian and a great storyteller! I can't recommend this experience enough to anyone whose interested in learning more about the royal history of London.
I had work in London so sent my children (ages 12 and 16) and mother-in-law on this tour. It was wonderful! Caroline was highly communicative, and Philip was their guide. He's an a…
Lyndall
January 2020
We loved our Royal Walking Tour of London with Chris. He was very friendly and expertly knowledgeable with plenty of interesting stories to share. There was plenty of time to take photos and take in the sights. We enjoyed it immensely, thank you!
We loved our Royal Walking Tour of London with Chris. He was very friendly and expertly knowledgeable with plenty of interesting stories to share. There was plenty of time to take…
Ryan
December 2019
The tour was very well structured with great information and stories regarding each attraction that we stopped at. It is great that the group is limited to a smaller size, making it easier to hear what is being said as well as asking anyone questions one may have.
The tour was very well structured with great information and stories regarding each attraction that we stopped at. It is great that the group is limited to a smaller size, making i…
Mary
December 2019
Alex was a great. He obviously is very passionate about what he is presenting. Very articulate speaker with good sense of humour. Moved things along well on the tour.

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

    What to bring

    Please wear comfy shoes, bring a camera to make some amazing memories, water and suntan cream and a brolly (umbrella), as although we are usually blessed with wonderful weather it does rain now and again!