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The Chasing of the Guard 5k London Running Tour

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    Stop At: Hyde Park, London W2 2UH England

    We'll run through Hyde Park on our way to find our first set of guards.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Wellington Arch, 1 Apsley Way Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner Roundabout, London W2 2UH England

    We'll pause here to explore famous horses from London's history and get some amazing photos of the Guard passing under Wellington Arch.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: Buckingham Palace, Spur Road, London SW1A 1AA England

    We'll run past the crowds of Buckingham Palace who won't get a very good view of the ceremony as we run on to the next location for close-up action. There will be time for photos of course.

    Stop At: St. James's Palace, London England

    Discover the history of this lesser-known palace as we wait for the marching band to proceed.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Wellington Barracks Birdcage Walk, London SW1E 6HQ England

    Get a good spot for the rehearsals of the new marching band at Wellington Barracks and see them progress to Buckingham Palace.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: St. James's Park, Horse Guards Road The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ England

    We'll run through the park to learn about this Royal oasis and its relation to the Changing of the Guards.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Whitehall, Government London, London SW1A 2BX England

    Learn about the origins of the Chasing of the Guard ceremony at Whitehall.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall, Horse Guards Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX England

    We'll see the beginning of the Changing of the Guard at Horse Guards between the Blues & Royals and Queen's Lifeguard.

    Duration: 10 minutes
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    Reviewed 5 weeks ago

    We went on this run the day after we arrived in London and had a blast with Eleanor. My partner and I were the only ones on the run hat day. We ran between the various staging zones of the larger ceremony at Buckinham Palace,...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    VanessaC3993, Owner at Secret London Runs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    The Chasing of the Guard Tour is certainly the best way to see all the pomp and ceremony with none of the crowds we are so glad you enjoyed it!! Hopefully we can run with you again next time your in London!

    Reviewed 23 June 2019 via mobile

    Thoroughly enjoyed this run. Most would be able to manage as lots of stops to watch the Guards and hear great historical facts. Very nice friendly run guide well informed and interesting. Took in lots of London sights and especially enjoyed running through the parks....More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    VanessaC3993, Owner at Secret London Runs, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2019

    So glad you enjoyed your tour it certainly is one of our favourites!

    Reviewed 23 June 2019 via mobile

    What a great way to see this classic London spectacle! We met Vikki in Hyde Park and then ran down to our first stop to see the mounted guards step out on their path to Buckingham Palace. We then ran to the Horse Guard Building...More

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    VanessaC3993, Owner at Secret London Runs, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2019

    Thank you so much for leaving us such a lovely review! This tour is a great way of seeing all the ceremony- we’re glad you enjoyed it! Hope to see you soon for your next tour!

    Reviewed 6 May 2019

    Met with Vikki and went on a memorable run. I have done changing of the guard 3 times and this was by far the best. They have the schedules at different locales impeccably timed. Started at Hyde Park Barracks then to Wellington Arch staying ahead...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    VanessaC3993, Owner at Secret London Runs, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2019

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! Extremely glad you enjoyed Chasing of the Guard! Looking forward to running with you again soon!

    Reviewed 11 September 2018

    I did the Chasing of the Guard tour on Sunday, Sep 9 with Vanessa and it was a great morning! Vanessa provided a lot of details and commentary about the ceremony and had everything timed perfectly as the ceremony could allow. It was a great...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
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    SecretLondonRuns, Owner at Secret London Runs, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

    Thank you for the lovely review Tory, I really enjoyed running with you. All the best with baby coming soon and I look forward to seeing you again - maybe a buggy run?! Vanessa

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