Hyde Park Barracks Exclusive London Tour

Visit behind the scenes of one of the most famous Barracks in the world

Hyde Park Barracks Exclusive London Tour

Ever wondered what happens before the changing of the guards in London?

Intrigued as to the history and tradition of a morning at Hyde Park Barracks?

Unlock a London that the general public don’t have the keys to…

We will take you to visit the Royal Household calvary right before their duty of changing of the guards. See history being made and repeated, in a location that you would never be able to access alone. Meet the nation’s most treasured royal horses, and be at the centre of the time-honoured rituals.

Hyde Park Barracks Exclusive London Tour
Hyde Park Barracks Exclusive London Tour
Hyde Park Barracks Exclusive London Tour
Hyde Park Barracks Exclusive London Tour
Hyde Park Barracks Exclusive London Tour
Hyde Park Barracks Exclusive London Tour

About our Hyde Park Barracks Exclusive London Tour

The Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace occurs when the New Guard takes over from the Old Guard and is one of the most quiescently British traditions that people from all of the world visit to see.

You may see them in your mind’s eye already, the long-established red tunics and bearskin hats are worn by the guards who stand proudly outside the palace. These guards are protecting Buckingham Palace are called The King’s Guard, and they are soldiers on active duty.

The changing of the guards is a formal ceremony that takes place outside Buckingham Palace every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday accompanied by ceremonial music and plenty of excited onlookers.

The ceremony is free to attend outside the palace, however, viewing what happens behind the public ceremony is strictly prohibited. Unless you book this private tour with A La Carte Tours & Events where we have exclusive access to witness behind the scenes at Hyde Park barracks before the changing of the guards. You will be in the privileged position to have a close proximity to the guards, their horses, and private traditions.

What’s included…

Before the changing of the guards there is an inspection in the Barracks, and you will be able to have exclusive access to see this happen from a balcony above.

Before the ceremony, the horses and guards are lined up, checked and inspected before making their way down towards Buckingham Palace in a unified march.

Whilst everyone else is awaiting the guard’s arrival, you will then go into the stables, and meet the horses.

Depending on the day, you may also meet the farriers (specialist in equine hoof care), or even the saddlery where you can see the drum horse. 

You may even have the chance to watch a farrier at work, a blacksmith who specialises in shoeing horses and has the ability to clean, trim, and shape a horse’s hooves, in order to shape and fit horseshoes.

Hyde Park Barracks Exclusive London Tour

Where : Hyde Park Barracks
When : Various days, in the morning: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Duration : 2 hours
Schedule :

Note: Great for the whole family: children, teens and young adults too.


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