On this walk we will see three royal palaces, a beautiful royal park, the Changing of the Queen’s Life Guard, hidden gaslit alleyways, and elegant garden squares. This royal visit encapsulates the very best that the city has to offer. We start in historic Covent Garden before moving on to Trafalgar Square, and then to view a ceremony that has taken place for over 350 years. This is a truly striking display of British pomp and pageantry known as the Changing of the Queen’s Life Guard. We then walk along the world famous Mall, stopping to see St James’s Palace and Buckingham Palace. We will stroll through beautiful St James’s Park and continue on to the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. There will be plenty of time to take some photographs of all the sights. Along the way, you will hear tales of royalty, love, betrayal, scandal, and murder. Join me on this walk and be captivated by the tradition, history, and colour of the city's royalty.
I’m a historian and an Official London Tour Guide who has been leading visits around royal spots for several years. I love this city with a passion and really enjoy making history come alive with entertaining, informative, and thoroughly gripping tales of the people and places that make it the brilliant place it is. I work with a small group of hugely talented London Guides so it will be either me or one of my colleagues showing you around. Whoever it is, we all go the extra mile to ensure you have a fantastic time here in London.
You’ll have a guided walk of the city's royal spots. We will start at Covent Garden. The walk includes the iconic landmarks of Buckingham Palace, St James’s Park, Horse Guards Parade, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Nelson’s Column, St James’s Palace, and the highlight of the tour, the extraordinary Changing of the Queen’s Life Guard. This is a royal-London-in-a-nutshell tour.
Please wear comfortable shoes. Either join me in the morning at 10 AM or for the afternoon walk at 3 PM, which includes a smaller Queen's Life Guard ceremony.