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Join us for a 5k running tour of the Changing of the Guard –  from a whole new perspective! Thousands of tourists flock to Buckingham Palace to see the Changing of the Guard at 11am four times a week - and barely see a thing. But did you know these troops need to change over at 3 different palaces as well as perform ceremonies at 2 separate barracks?The only way to see all the action? Run between the locations! We trot alongside the horses, get you front row spots at the ceremonies and sweat our way to see the Marching Bands. • Run past the tourist crowds • Don't miss a move • March with the band • Get the best views • Take action-packed pictures This is a group running tour, and we don't leave anyone behind. We can make it to all the locations at a light jog. If you'd like your own guide, we do offer this as a private tour too and can adapt to walkers.

Meet your guide just outside Hyde Park corner tube station, next to the park gates, in plenty of time to for a 10:15am start on Wednesdays and 9:15am start on Sundays.
After a brief intro, you'll head to your first front-row view of the Changing of the Guards at Hyde Park Barracks - here you'll learn all about the history of the Horsehold Calvary and the Changing of the Guard ceremony, as well as the role of the soldiers and the horses.
Then you'll follow your guide and trot alongside the guard through Hyde Park and down Constitution Hill before waving at the crowds at Buckingham Palace. Then you'll run between all the key ceremony locations, to see marching bands, more mounted troops and to find out more about the history of Royal London. You'll see Wellington Arch, Hyde Park, Green Park, Horseguards, St James's Palace, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall, St James's' Park, Admiralty Arch, The Mall and Wellington Barracks.
Our guides are experts on timing, so you'll see the right things at the right time. But as these timings vary from day to day, we can't tell you a specific order for the tour, or where we'll end up, but it's likely to be near Buckingham Palace (St James's Park tube) or Westminster tube station. At the end you'll get a lovely snack from your guide, as they wish you a wonderful afternoon!


    Location: London, United Kingdom

    Duration: 60 to 90 minutes

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      Departure Point:
      Hyde Park Corner underground station SW1X 7LY

      Departure Time: 10:15am Wednesdays 9:15am Sundays 11 April-30 September 2018

      Return Details:
      Horseguards Parade, SW1A 2AX

    • Inclusions:
      • Local guide
      • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
      • Entry/Admission - Buckingham Palace
      • Entry/Admission - St. James's Palace
      • Entry/Admission - Changing of the Guard
      • Entry/Admission - Wellington Arch
      • Entry/Admission - Wellington Barracks
      • Entry/Admission - Secret London Runs
      • Guaranteed to skip the lines

    • Exclusions:
      • Hotel pickup and drop-off

    • Other Information:
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Children aged under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

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