Royal London

(7 customer reviews)

St. James's Park Tube, Broadway/Westminster Abbey exit

Guided by Anne-Marie or Claire or Delianne or Jan

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
Wednesday Weekly 10.15 am 12.30 pm Winter Summer Reserve Online

N.B. this walk will not take place on the following dates:


Walk alongside the Guards and their band. Check.

Watch the old Guard march off. Check. Cut through to Wellington Barracks to watch the new Guard march out. Check. Buckingham Palace and the Mall. Check. The balcony – see what’s behind it. Check.

Clarence House to see the Guards march through. Check.

The Sentry Box ceremony. Check. Horse Guards for the ceremonial climax and the parade to Hyde Park. Check. Horse Guards history. Check. Parade ground and its history. Check. Downing Street and its history. Check. War Rooms and its history. Check. Westminster Abbey and its history.

Check. Glory, pomp and ceremony. Check. Best vantage points. Check. Photo-ops to die for. Check. Royal iconography. Check. Landmark London. Check. Up close, right there, intimate. Check.

The London Walks hallmark of Big Ticket stuff and an astonishing degree of granularity. Check. Elite, professionally qualified guides who know what they’re doing. Check. Timed* to perfection. Check. *Has to be to fit all of the above together. Revealed by Anne-Marie, Jan, Claire or Delianne

Short read: A royal walkabout, a refulgence, a red carpeting, a roll call of Royal London – Palaces, Pomp, Pageantry, Panorama & the Royal Flush of Guard Changes

Short listen: Guide Claire on “the balcony”


The Royal Walkabout takes place every Wednesday at 10.15 am. The meeting point is just outside St. James’ Park  Tube, the Broadway/Westminster Abbey Exit opposite 40 Broadway 



“Best Tourism Experience in London”  Gold Medal Winner, Visit London

“the best is London Walks”  Let’s Go Europe


If you can’t make the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public Royal Walkabout do think about booking one as a private tour. If you go private you can have the Royal Walkabout – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We’ll tailor it to your requirements. And – always with private London Walks and tours – we go to great lengths to make sure the guide-walker(s) “fit” is well-nigh perfect. Ring Fiona or Peter or Niahm or Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at [email protected] and we’ll set it up and make it happen for you. A private London Walk – they’re good value for an individual or couple and sensational value for a group – makes an ideal group or educational or birthday party or office (team-building) or club outing.


A private London Walk makes a very special, indeed, unique gift – be it a birthday or anniversary or Christmas present or whatever. Merchandise schmerchandise (gift wrapped or not) – but giving someone an experience, now that’s special. Memories make us rich.


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7 reviews for Royal London

  1. Rachel Fielhauer

    Claire was a delight (and quite fast!) as she guided us to see several changings of the guard. Her explanations added so much to the tour experience!

  2. Rosemary

    I grabbed this walk at short notice on a crisp, sunny London morning in midwinter, and what a treat it turned out to be! Claire is an excellent guide, and really cares that her detailed knowledge & passion are shared with everyone in the group. We had St James’ Park almost to ourselves on this icy February morning, so this enabled us to stake out all the best viewing points. And as if pre-arranged, right on cue came Charles & Camilla from Clarence House, waving to us as they whizzed by. Then off we trotted to Westminster for all the atmosphere & bustle of State visits amongst those iconic London landmarks. It was truly a wonderful way to spend the morning.

  3. Mark Ferris

    Had an amazing time with Claire! She was knowledgeable and knew all the right spots to be in. We saw everything that one could ask for and more. It was off season so we were able to get a great view and even got to see the Canada Gates. This tour is a must!

  4. Joanne Rasdell

    I took this walk with Claire, on my first day back in London after some time. She is fabulously knowledgeable and also gave great tips on best locations for viewing the Jubilee celebrations, as well as superb views of changing of the guards.

  5. Art Bauereiss

    We took the tour in April, 2022 and we were glad that we did. Our guide explained many things about English history, the places, the ceremonies and a lot more. It was a delightful way to see the pomp and circumstance that is the changing of the guard.

  6. Joanna

    This tour took place on a beautiful and sunny morning on 20 October, and if you are in the least interested in all things Britain and the ceremony of the Guards then this tour is a must. Because there were very few visitors on the streets we were able to witness close up and personal every aspect of the Changing of the guards, at Buckingham, at St James and at the barracks. Walking or sprinting down the Mall to keep up made this tour even more exciting. There is so much more to this ceremony that a visitor can’t help but be impressed and there is no way you could check the activity at each location on your own unless you really did your homework.

  7. Tatiana Goldberg

    We had a great tour with Claire!!! She knew all the best spots to see the real action behind the guard change instead of staying still seeing no action at all.!!! She is very knowledgeable about the monarchy residences and rules and we learned a lot!

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