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Westminster City Tour with Changing of the Guard | Private


Private
2 hrs 45 mins
Covent Garden
Refundable booking

Livtours Private Westminster City and Changing of the Guard tour is the best way to see all the highlights of London with its most iconic ceremony all in one morning. With a private tour, you are not only guaranteed fascinating information but you can personalize your tour and get the most out of your visit to London. With a local expert at your side, you are ensuring you will see the best of the Changing of the Guard and will dodge the crowds who so often find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time for this unique and majestic parade.

Avoid the panic and stress of the crowds and march alongside the band with ease as all is taken care of for you on this royal tour of London. It is an easy mistake that so many visitors make in rushing to the front of the palace gates, hoping for the best view. Yet your guide will position you to make sure you are not swarmed, mobbed, and unable to see as so many big group tours, or independent travelers find themselves. Not only visiting the royal district by starting in Covent Garden and ending outside Westminster’s Big Ben, but this all-encompassing tour will also give you the best taste of London with your very own London guide.

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  • Beat the crowds with your private expert guide for the best views and photos
  • Witness the magic royal splendor at one of most iconic military parades
  • Uncover fascinating history of the Kings and Queens past and present
  • Ensure you don’t miss a moment, with expert knowledge and planning
  • Stare in wonder at the most famous monuments learning the stories behind them
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Your Livtours Private Westminster and Changing of the Guard tour is the best way to see what Royal London has to offer. Starting in lively Covent Garden just aside London’s Theater filled West End, monument after monument awaits you as your private London guide leads you towards the Royal district of Saint James. Sneak past the famous Gentlemen’s clubs for Lords, dukes and politicians alike to find yourself in the best spot to witness the marvelous pomp and ceremony of the Changing of the Guard. A historic and iconic military parade, that is known across the world. Follow the marching band and know your Scots regiment from your Irish with your expert guide, leading you through hundreds of years of royal history.

Hearing fascinating stories not only of British history but Royal and military you will have a real VIP experience as you make your way to the climactic and often overlooked end of the ceremony,  finishing in true royal pageantry. From here your private guide will take you to Westminster the heart of British Politics for postcard-perfect views of Westminster Abbey, the location for Royal Weddings, Coronations, and burials for over 1000 years. Uncover the fascinating and often confusing world of British Politics at The Houses of Parliament, with the prime minister’s house around the corner and Big Ben attached you will feel you have seen all that London has to offer in one visit. With your private guide at your side, learn more about how Westminster once ruled a third of the world, how England once beheaded a king, tales of treacherous gunpowder plots, and Big Ben’s real name.

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  • Covent garden
  • Trafalgar square
  • Westminster city
  • Changing of the Guard ceremony
  • Buckingham palace (from outside)
  • Westminster Abbey (from outside)
  • Churchills war rooms (from outside)
  • 10 Downing St (from outside)
  • Big Ben (from outside)
  • Skip the line Westminster Abbey tickets (optional)
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  • Due to these unprecedented times and ongoing safety and regulation changes, some sites may have limited accessibility if the venue can not guarantee social distancing which may lead to unforeseen tour modifications. Thank you for your understanding.
  • LivTours’ is and always has been based on sustainable travel and especially in these new times, we are proud to be at the forefront of innovation, change, and challenges that are presented to us during this post-pandemic time. At the moment, due to Covid-19 safety regulations, museums and sites visited on this tour require wearing a mask while on site. Please bring one for every participant over 6 years of age.
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When you book a LivTours Private Tour or Experience, you are guaranteed a dedicated, expert guide that allows you the flexibility to start your tour at a time which is convenient for you, making planning easy. Our private tours ensure that you will get a tailored experience to meet all your needs so we go at your pace, perfect for families with younger children, elderly, or individuals with accessibility needs. Please be advised that all private tours begin at a base price starting at two people*. Prices are inclusive of entry tickets where applicable.

*Our Tuscan motorcycle tour and some Ferrari private experiences are inclusive of one person only.

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Make your day even more unique and comfortable by upgrading your tour with a customizable LivTours optional add on!

Select your Pickup Option
With the one way pick you up service, your driver will pick you up directly from your accommodation and drive you to the meeting point where you will be greeted by your tour guide. Guaranteed stress-free. One way only.
starting from 75 €
Add Skip the Line Westminster Abbey Tickets
Add pre-reserved skip the line entrance to Westminster Abbey to enjoy at the end of your guided tour at your leisure.
35 €
per person
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Must show Vaccination or Negative test for Italy & France Tours

For all France and Italy tours that include an indoor activity, a museum or an archeological park visit, it is now National Law in both countries, to present a covid-19 vaccination card OR negative covid-19 test result from the past 48 hrs accompanied by your personal ID to the local authorities for all adults over the age of 12. Lack of ability to present such documentation may result in loss of tour and funds lifting LivTours from all responsibilities.
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Excellent tour and tour guide

"My wife and I didn't want to miss the changing of the guard ceremony so we were happy to book this tour which included a walking tour of the Westminster center of the city as well as the ceremony. We ended the morning feeling like we had just received a wonderfully entertaining look at British history and traditions and had, at the same time, made friends with our lovely guide, Mary, whom we will always remember. We can strongly recommend this tour to you."

NicolasG. - Sweden


London's Westminster area

"On this tour, we learned about the importance that the Westminster area has to London, both past and present. Watching the changing of the guard is the perfect example of tradition holding strong over the centuries. Loved every minute of this tour."

Ella Jones - USA


Westminster city center

"Excellent walking tour of the Westminster area of the city. So much history and so much to learn. Had a great guide who knew it all and was funny as well. "

Leo - USA


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