London - Changing The Queen's Life Guard - Horse Guards Parade

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Changing The Queen's Life Guard - Horse Guards Parade

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Horse Guards Parade, Westminster. London, London, United Kingdom
45 mins

About the tour

Join David for the Cavalry Guard Change on Horse Guards Parade, London. Changing The Queen's Life Guard on Horse Guards Parade is less famous but even more spectacular for some than the Changing of The Guard at Buckingham Palace, especially for horse enthusiasts. This guard change or relief of duties is performed by The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment and is a ceremonial guard change of cavalry soldiers in ceremonial uniforms mounted on their spectacular beasts with polished helmets and glistening breastplates. There are only two regiments in the The Queen's Life Guard Mounted Regiment; The Life Guards, who wear red tunics and white plumed helmets, and The Blues and Royals with blue tunics and red plumed helmets. Every 24 hours the regiment which has been on duty is relieved by the other which goes on duty for the next 24 hours; it’s a hand over of the duties of guarding one of the entrances into Buckingham Palace and St James’s Palace. The Life Guards have stood on guard at Horse Guards since the Restoration of King Charles II in 1660. This is ceremonial duty for these cavalry soldiers who normally ride around in armoured vehicles and tanks when deployed. If men in uniform (still haven’t seen any female soldiers in these regiments), shining armour or horses are your cup of tea then you definitely don’t want to miss this tour! Changing The Queen's Lifeguard has less crowds than the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace and no railings so it’s a perfect opportunity to grab some fabulous postcards and learn a lot more about this military ceremony. The ceremony lasts about half an hour and this tour with a military twist tour will be about 45 minutes long.

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 45 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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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.

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