Royal London walking tour

London, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Caroline

  1. 2.5 hours
  2. 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…

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 709 reviews.

Lynn
November 2021
Caroline’s tour was such a treat. We appreciated her expert knowledge and personalized touch. We saw everything we had hoped to see—including very close-up views of the Changing of the Guard!
Jay
October 2021
Absolutely fantastic tour!!! Our guide Phil was incredibly knowledgeable on everything. Can not recommend this tour enough. Great day!!! We were also very grateful for Caroline reaching out to make sure we were going on the right day for the changing of the guard. Great communication and helpful.
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.
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.
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!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 10 and up can attend, up to 10 guests in total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

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!

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.