London - Changing of the Guard in London

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Changing of the Guard in London

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Westminster, London, United Kingdom
60 mins

About the tour

Join David for London's world-famous Changing of the Guard Ceremony near Buckingham Palace. In reality, the ceremony is split into three venues: Buckingham Palace, St James's Palace, and the Wellington Barracks. The Guard Change is when the New Guard (which leaves from the Wellington Barracks) relieves the Old Guard who have been on duty at the royal palaces; basically, it's a handing over of duties with the pageantry, ceremony, tradition, and pomp that we Brits do so well. On occasions, the ceremony has marching military bands and is instantly recognizable by the soldier's ceremonial red tunics and bearskin caps. There are five Foot Guards Regiments of the Household Division who are normally in charge of the security of the Royal Palaces and Residences these are: Coldstream, Grenadiers, Scots, Irish or Welsh Guards. On occasions, there are also guest regiments from different forces from around The Commonwealth too. The guard change ceremony has been taking place for centuries as groups of elite soldiers have historically been in charge of the security of the Royal Palaces and Residences. We will also be able to see if the Queen is in residence at Buckingham Palace too and David will tell you much, much more about this London highlight. Quick march, on the double!

Meet David Garcia

David Garcia

David is a professional London guide with more years of experience than he cares to remember. A born and bred Londoner you'll see this wonderful city through the eyes of a local who has wandered around London's streets since childhood. David's tours are informative, educational but above all entertaining with lots of quirky facts, anecdotes and best kept secrets. David is the founder and owner of Bespoke England Tours, a high-end London tour company specialised in private car tours.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to London with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from London. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

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