I invite you to join me to see Royal palaces and other iconic royal sites, hear personal stories of my experiences with members of the Royal Family and even get to see a piece of Prince William's and Kate's wedding cake! We will start at Trafalgar Square and hear about its history and then move on to see the pomp and pageantry of the Changing of the Queen's Life Guard. We then walk along The Mall to St James' Palace and Clarence House where I will tell you tales of Princes William and Harry the night before William's wedding. Next is a short walk to Buckingham Palace where you will have more opportunities to take photos and hear stories of the Royal household. We then walk into picturesque St James' Park where there is a chance to pause (kiosk available for drinks) and look at gifts presented to me by members of the Royal family. On the way to Parliament Square I will tell you all about the Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament and Big Ben). The final part of the walk takes us along Whitehall, past Downing Street (home of the Prime Minister) and then to the spot where King Charles 1st was executed. We will finish back at Trafalgar Square
Hi, I'm David and a retired Police Inspector from the London Metropolitan Police. I spent the last 9 years in the Royalty Protection Squad serving at Buckingham Palace, St James' Palace and Kensington Palace. I also spent 4 years at Windsor Castle. I have been to Balmoral numerous times accompanying the Royal family on their holidays. I have a History Honours Degree and a diploma in European history which combined with my Royalty protection career makes me an ideal guide to lead your tour. I am a born and bred Londoner so can offer advice on other activities whilst you are in London.
Trafalgar Square Whitehall Guard change Horseguards Parade The Mall Duke of York Statue George 6th/Queen Mother Statue St James' Palace Clarence House Buckingham Palace St James' Park Churchill's wartime bunker Parliament Square Houses of Parliament Big Ben Westminster Abbey Downing Street Banqueting House Scotland Yard Benjamin Franklin's house Trafalgar Square.
If on the 2pm walk we will see a shortened Guard change at 4pm. We will have an opportunity on the way for a short stop for you to buy drinks and visit a toilet.
Retired Royal Guard Central London Walk