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Don’t fall into the easy trap of standing outside the gates of Buckingham Palace to see the Changing the Guard ceremony, a spectacle rooted in over 520 years of history. Most of the action actually takes place elsewhere. This high-energy tour not only explains the origins of this historic ritual but gets you within touching distance of the emblematic furry-hat-wearing guards, allowing you to march alongside the band ahead of the inspection. Best of all, some of the Royal Family’s most shocking secrets are revealed, including one about a boy who stole Queen Victoria’s underwear.
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Cancellations with full refunds are not permitted within 72 hours of the tour. Requests for date changes will be accommodated, where possible, with at least 72 hours notice required. This policy comes directly from the tour operator. Other important bits • This tour is in English • This tour runs rain or shine • Parts of this tour require brisk walking. Not ideal for those with mobility issues.