The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace Walking tours

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London: Changing of the Guard & Buckingham Palace Tour

1. London: Changing of the Guard & Buckingham Palace Tour

Explore the state rooms of Buckingham Palace and see the Changing of the Guard. Gain a deeper understanding of royal protocol from your tour guide and enjoy audio commentary inside the palace. Watch the Changing of the Guards in the company of a guide, who will explain the history and meaning behind the ceremony. See up-close the precision of the Queen’s Foot Guards as they march to the sounds of a military band. Marvel at the mounted Household Cavalry, resplendent on horseback as they change at Horse Guards Parade. If you book your tour on Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday, you’ll get to experience the change of the Household Cavalry. Step inside Buckingham palace and admire the lavish apartments and sparkling chandeliers. View some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection, including exquisite Sèvres porcelain and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world. While inside, enjoy commentary from the official audio guide and learn the history behind the sumptuous furnishings and family history.

London: Changing of the Guard & Westminster Walking Tour

2. London: Changing of the Guard & Westminster Walking Tour

Start your group walking tour with the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Then, continue your tour towards Buckingham Palace, the residence of Queen Elizabeth II. Follow your guide on a crash course in British royal and democratic history by visiting the most important part of London, Westminster City. You’ll take in classic London sites such as 10 Downing Street, Whitehall, the Houses of Parliament, and Big Ben and hear about its construction and how the modern work will safeguard the 167-year-old tower. Greeting you in Parliament Square is Winston Churchill, and you’ll stroll around to meet other famous members of parliament and lawmakers. Hear their stories and learn why they have been honored with a statue in this prominent place. Finish your tour outside the iconic Westminster Abbey where royal weddings and coronations have taken place since 960AD. You’ll see the Jewel Tower and hear about the old Palace of Westminster, where Guy Fawkes and his co-conspirators tried to blow up Parliament, and how he saw his end in Old Palace Yard. See the statue of Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst and hear how one determined woman spent the night in order to be counted as living in the building. See the famous balcony where the royal family appears during major events, and hear stories of intruders and princes scaling the walls both to get inside and out!

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What people are saying about The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace

Ian was a fantastic tour guide - he had great historical knowledge and stories, and prioritized getting our group to the best possible locations to view the changing of the guard and other crowded areas. He was great about accommodating everyone’s needs. Absolutely a great way to get an introduction to London.

Disappointed the palace was still closed and unable to visit inside as previously booked however understandable with the passing of Her Majesty, The Queen. Brendan, the guide we had today was wonderful, and extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend him.

Buckingham Palace is such an amazing, beautiful place. I was absolutely awestruck and brought to tears at the elegance and history behind those amazing gates. The history and grandeur is beyond words. Would highly, highly recommend to everyone!

Was great, our guide Joe was great and gave us background knowledge. Well organized and worth the money!

Brilliant experience overall, the Palace left me absolutely speechless.