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Rachelle 30 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Very interesting tour! Justin is knowledgeable about British history, economy and politics. His anecdotes were very engaging and things I had seldom learned about before . The Christmas lights and displays sprinkled throughout the tour were a welcome bonus. Highly recommend!
Old Money, New Money, Dirty Money in Mayfair & St James's: London's Mega Wealthy at Christmas
Tiffany 26 Nov 2023

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Travelled in family - Nov 2023
Great experience. Ben was a very knowledgeable guide who not only told us the history behind famous landmarks, but he also threw in some obscure facts and trivia.
Little Ben Tours of London Classics
Mykolas 25 Nov 2023

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Travelled in group - Nov 2023
Friendly and professional guide, tour contained interesting facts on London and Greenwich history and insights into architecture. Eugenio also shared recommendations on what to see further in London
Greenwich: The Park, The Market, The Royal Buildings
Vasileios 16 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
The MUST-SEE of London.
John 03 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
I thought I knew plenty about my home city but Justin knows much, much more and shares his knowledge in an entertaining and absorbing way. Pitched at just the right level with plenty of context as well as a stack of little-known facts that paint a revealing picture of London life.
Covent Garden: Theatre Land, Brothels, Bad Behaviour, Birth of Bohemia, Plus Britain's First Police Force
Sonia 31 Oct 2023

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Travelled in family - Oct 2023
Great afternoon with Jill, who is an amazing guide ! She knows plenty of things about London and the Royals, but most of all she’s a vibrant guide who makes us love the story of the city and it’s inhabitants. Thank you for this great time Jill !
Buckingham Palace to Big Ben.
Juan 15 Oct 2023

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Travelled alone - Oct 2023
Awesome! Great tour with Robert, an excellent guide. If you are into culture, history and general topics that keep you curious, this is the tour for you. Robert knows a lot about London and the UK and is very kind, he will be more that happy to tell you what he knows. About the tour, it was great, if you like to walk you will be able to see the main touristic attractions within the 3 hours and even have time for good pics.
London's Heritage Trail: History, Politics, and Architecture
Minja 24 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
The tour was truly great - interesting, informational, and critical! Vincent is a an amazing guide, and through his amazing examples he made the tour very intersectional, covering a wide range of issues, from the tripple oppression of women, to women's representation in arts, to the origins and remains of colonialism. I highly recommend both Vincent and this tour.
Amazing Women in London Free Tour
Helen 12 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
A wonderful informative walk. Vincent really brought the history of the city to life.
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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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