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Mariano 26 May 2023

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Travelled in family - May 2023
Si tienes poco tiempo, este es el tour ideal! Dayan es muy atento, simpático y divertido, y va directo a lo importante, con buena información y siempre un toque de humor.
VANESA 20 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Una gran profesional
Free tour of Westminster- Essential London
Karina 18 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Alexis was a great tour guide. He told us the historic facts in a fun and absolutely not boring way. The tour led us to some places we would not have found on our own. We would book another tour with him any time.
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Fabi... 11 May 2023

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Travelled alone - May 2023
I had a good time discovering soho with justin. He knows a lot about sohos history. I learnt a lot about communism and migration.
Soho & Covent Garden: A Tale of Refugees, Radicals, Revolutionaries and Social Rebels
Suwen 08 May 2023

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Travelled in group - May 2023
This was such a great and fun tour. I walked away with so much more knowledge and history about the area. Justin is a lively story tellers that made the tour very enjoyable. We plan on booking another tour soon.
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Jose 04 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Patrick is an outstanding guide! Absolutely brilliant. Very knowledgeable and went above and beyond when we had follow up questions. We would love more tours with him when we are back in London!
Westminster Highlights: The Procession To Power - A Wander Down Whitehall
Jon 02 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2023
Top entertainment - great fun, very informative and funny in it's own right too. Brilliant commentary and info from JJ - Well done matey
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Fiona 26 Apr 2023

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Travelled alone - Apr 2023
I enjoyed the informative walking tour with Darrell. He is very knowledgeable and kept us entertained with lots of quirky facts.
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Rossato 25 Apr 2023

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2023
Giulia è stata disponibile, cordiale e molto preparata.Il tour di Harry Potter svolto con passione ci ha fatto emozionare.
Free Harry Potter Tour with a wizard tricks expert!

The Changing of the Guard is a ceremony in the UK that symbolises royal authority. It is a tradition that has been practised for centuries and will continue to be practised for centuries to come, but with more tourists coming to London, it is an excellent time to visit.
The Changing of the Guard was originally held every day at 11:30am from May 1901 until July 1917. In 1919 it was changed to every other day, but now there are only two guards on duty. On these days the ceremony starts at 11:00 am and lasts until 2:00 pm.
The most famous Changing of the Guard takes place in London, at Buckingham Palace.
But keep in mind that the palace is located in the Westminster district, which has a lot to offer tourists, as many Free Tours we have to offer you here at GuruWalk, so that you don't miss out on all that this experience can bring to you.
Buckingham Palace is one of London's most visited tourist attractions and has a long history.
The building we know today as Buckingham Palace was commissioned by King George III in 1763, and was the last great royal palace to be built in Europe. Its original purpose was to provide a grand ceremonial centre for a monarch who saw himself at the head of an empire that stretched across Europe and North America.
The site for this new palace had to be large enough to accommodate both the king's residence and the office of his prime minister, which is why it was built in this location on the outskirts of London, close to Parliament.
Consequently, it was to be not only a palace but also an important government building with space for ministers, clerks, messengers, cells and stables.
It is here that the Changing of the Guard takes place.
As mentioned above, we are in the heart of the Westminster district, in the centre of London. In addition to the palace itself, there are also many other government institutions, and other tourist attractions such as Westminster Abbey and the famous Big Ben.

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