Testimonial for Royal London Tours with Image of a Royal Guard

Scarlet and Gold Tour

Packed full of stories of life in the Guards and playing music in for the Royal Family, this is a truly unique tour. Want to know how to spot the different Regiments, what music the Queen likes and definitely doesn't like, and get to try on the bearskin and tunic?? Then this is the tour for you.

And don't worry - this is not a specialized military tour. It is for the visitor who wants to know the facts and be entertained - and amaze your friends when you get home. Watching the queen on television will never be the same.

Tour Overview
Start Around 10amDuration: 3 hrsYou'll be walking 1 mile*

*special needs or requirements? Simply let us know and we'll make the necessary arrangements.

Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
The Royal Family call this the 'Office'. The London residence of the Monarch since the reign of Queen Victoria, it is the setting for many State Ceremonial Occasions held by the Queen.
St James' Palace
St James' Palace
The oldest Royal Palace in London. Built by King Henry the VIII on the site of an old convent. All ambassadors to great Britain are accredited to the COurt of St James. Whilst guarding the the Queen, some of the guards are based at St James's Palace as well as Buckingham Palace.
Changing of the Guard
Changing of the Guard
The ceremony of Changing the Guard originated hundreds of years ago. It is the military parade with music form the Bands., ceremonial drill and precision marching. Come along with us and we'll get you to the very best place to watch the ceremony.
Wellington Barracks
Wellington Barracks
Next door to Buckingham palace, the Barracks date back to 1832 and is home to the Headquarters of the five Regiments of Footguards. A great place for photographs of the Guards on duty.
The Guards Chapel - The Royal Military Chapel
Guards Chapel
Built as part of the Barracks, this beautiful church is one of the undiscovered gems of London. Almost destroyed in 1944, it is a wonderful blend of old and new architecture and was chosen by Princess William and Harry as the venue for the 10th anniversary Memorial Service for Princess Diana.
The Guards Museum and Shop
Toy soldiers in the Guard's Museum
A wonderful and entertaining museum telling the story of the Guards - with a shop packed full of Guards souvenirs and hundred of magnificent toy soldiers.