Every Sunday at 9:15am

April - September

Want to see Changing of the Guard? Don't want to get caught up in the crowds? Love a running tour? Hate standing around while nothing happens?

 

Join us for a souped-up tour around London's fascinating royal pageant.

Jog alongside the mounted guards. Listen to the marching band and follow it back to barracks. See everything. Miss nothing.

Join us as we run alongside the new guard, the old guard and the big changeover on a 5km jog around Royal Westminster.

WHERE IS IT?

DISTANCE

5

kilometres

STARTS AT

ENDS AT

Wellington Barracks

START TIME

9:15am

Sundays

THEMES

Royal pageantry

SPEED

CHILLED

No-one gets left behind

TICKETS

£20

Junior tickets available for £12

TIME

1.5 hours, approx

STOPS

9

Short breaks to learn about the guards, their history and witness grand ceremony. 

BAG DROP

No

Pack light

Who's involved?
The Life Guards

The Blues and Royals

The Grenadier guards

The Coldstream Guards

The Scots Guards

The Irish Guards

The Welsh Guards

A history-loving running guide

... and You!

FAQs

How fast do I have to be?
Not very! We've especially designed this tour to suit abilities of runner. The run regularly stops to watch ceremony and learn about royal history. So you're never far from a breather. Our guides are trained to never leave anyone behind. If you are looking for a higher running-to-sightseeing ratio, please look at our other sightseeing tours.

Will there be time for photos? 

Of course!

 

Are children allowed? Aged 12-18 year olds are welcome if accompanied by an adult.

The Chasing of the Guard

Get set for a running tour of royal London's most iconic ceremony

What you'll see
 

Hyde Park Barracks, Rotten Row, Buckingham Palace, The Mall, St James's Palace, St James's Park, Wellington Barracks, Horseguards Parade, Whitehall and more...

 

Can't make Sunday at 9:15am?

Book your own private tour on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:15am or Sundays at 9:15am. Your own private guide will go at your pace as you track down the guards.

Price (per person):

1 person.....£70
2 people.....£45
3 people.....£40
4 people.....£35
5 people.....£31
6 people.....£29

Please fill in the contact form at the bottom of the page to organise a date and time.

"I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting London who wants to see the changing of the guards but doesn't want to stand outside Buckingham Palace for over an hour to get a good spot." Tory, Michigan, 5* TripAdvisor review

"My husband and I had absolutely the best time on the Chasing the Guards Run. It was 5k and even though I’m a very slow runner it was fine because there were plenty of stops and the pace was manageable. Lizzie was really knowledgeable and we learned lots of interesting facts. Highly recommended.

Debbie, Kent, 5* TripAdvisor review
 

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Please note that very occasionally the Changing of the Guard ceremony is cancelled with little notice. In that case, we'll give you a running tour of Royal London and we'll still have an awesome time!

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