All the Queen's men
British pomp and ceremony at its best
• Witness one of Britain's oldest and best loved traditions
• Discover the secrets of the Royal Family
• Visit Buckingham Palace and other key locations
What Nick says
Nick Boulos is one of Britain’s leading travel writers. Read more
Nick Boulos is a multi award-winning travel writer and editor and the founder of MakeMyDay. He has spent more than ten years writing for the world’s leading publications including the Sunday Times, Washington Post, National Geographic and the Guardian.
"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."
- English speaking guide
Other important info:
Group size: max 15.
There are no audio headsets.
This tour requires brisk walking. Not ideal for those with mobility issues.
This tour runs in all weathers.
Meeting point supplied upon booking.
Refunds and changes: permitted with at least 72 hours notice.
This tour is also available privately at a time and date to suit you. Please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org