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Guided Tour of Buckingham Palace Interiors with Changing of the Guard

Rated 4.6 out of 5.0 from 886 reviews.
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2 hrs 45 mins
Guided tour

See the royal side of London on this guided tour through Buckingham Palace's State Rooms. Witness the iconic Changing of the Guard ceremony for the complete British Royal Experience!


  • Explore Buckingham Palace on this fascinating guided tour with an expert guide, in small groups of no more than 25 people.

  • See the world-renowned Changing of the Guard ceremony at the entrance to Buckingham Palace.

  • Enjoy guaranteed timed entry to the Palace, saving you the hassle of waiting in line.

  • Wander through the lavish State Rooms of Buckingham Palace and learn more about the history of the palace and the British monarchy.

  • Did you know? Buckingham Palace has its own ATM inside the building! The royal family’s bank of choice, Coutts & Co., has installed an ATM in the palace’s basement.


  • Changing of the Guard Ceremony at Buckingham Palace

  • Entry to Buckingham Palace

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide

  • Headsets when appropriate

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Learn more about England’s monarchy and its grand history on this guided tour through Buckingham Palace. Included in these tickets are a chance to witness the famous Changing of the Royal Guard, and a special timed entry to Buckingham Palace.

Witness the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace

Your tour begins at the entrance to Buckingham Palace, where King Charles' Foot Guard will march to the palace alongside a military band, all dressed in snazzy red outfits and bearskin hats. This iconic Changing of the Guard ceremony has been carried out in much the same way since 1660, and you can see history and tradition come to life in a quintessentially British way! Your guide will navigate you to a prime viewing spot, so you can have unobstructed and up-close views of the ceremony.

Gain Entry to the Buckingham Palace with Multimedia Guide

Once the Changing of the Guard ceremony is over, you can step inside the golden gates of the palace and wander through the official residence. Open to visitors for only two months in a year, any chance to visit the Palace is a rare opportunity indeed. With these tickets, your entrance is pre-booked and access is guaranteed. Since admission has been arranged in advance, you can spend more time appreciating the interiors of the Palace. Visit each room with your guide to learn captivating facts and anecdotes about the history of the Palace and the British Monarchy. Get a glimpse into the lives of royalty as you walk through the royal State Rooms, where the royal family holds their many events and receptions, as well as the 47 metre-long Picture Gallery that houses the Royal collection. Ideal for lovers of history and art, this tour will give you the complete Royal British experience!

Don't miss Buckingham Palace's awe-inspiring Summer Opening exhibition featuring King Charles III and Queen Camilla's coronation outfits, including King George VI's 1937 Robe of Estate.

Important Information

  • On the days when the Changing of the Guard ceremony is not available, a visit to the Horseguards Parade will be arranged in its place.

  • Cancellation due to bad weather is not announced before 11am. When this occurs, you will still see a ‘wet change’ during which the guards march but without the usual music or parade.


  • This experience is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Photography is not permitted inside Buckingham Palace.

You will receive an email with your Buckingham Palace State Rooms Tour with Changing of the Guard mobile voucher soon after purchase. Please display this mobile voucher along with a valid photo ID to your tour guide at the meeting point to gain entry.

Meeting Point

Duke of York column, St. James's, London SW1Y 5AJ, UK

Getting There

  • You can reach the meeting point by bus. Catch bus no. 94 to Charles II Street (Stop U). The meeting point is a short walk from here.

  • Alternatively, you can reach the meeting point by Underground. Get down at the Picadilly Circus Station, the meeting point is a short walk from here.


These tickets are valid only for the date chosen while booking.

ratings & reviews

886 Ratings
Stephanie Martin


Sep, 2023
Going to Buckingham Palace has been a dream of mine since 1981 when I saw the Royal Wedding. It was everything I imagined and more! I couldn't recommend it enough. It made our trip to London complete.
Isaac Ackun


Aug, 2023
This was a very great experience with my family. We have seen in photos and videos and now seeing it real. It was amazing to see where the monarchy lives and runs Great Britain. There were many beautiful paintings reflecting the history of England.
Mrs Anna Kingsley-Nyinah


Sep, 2023
Our guide was very knowledgeable and amusing. The pace was very frenetic though.
Jessica Green


Sep, 2023
Jo was an excellent story teller. She really made the whole experience pretty awesome.
Scott Bartlett


Sep, 2023
Mary was pleasant, however as a guide she was subpar with lots of ums and ahs, unclear stories and lack of enthusiasm. A lady next to me said "I don't understand a word this person is saying, is it just me? "My wife and I travel worldwide and I hate to say, I was truly unimpressed with her tour.
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