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Royal Mews, London

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Landmark
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A vital part of royal life since the reign of Richard II, Royal Mews houses the cars, carriages, and horses used by the monarchy on royal and state occasions. It is considered one of the finest working stables in existence. Marvel at the ornate detail of the carriages, including the particularly lavish Gold State Coach. It has been used at every coronation since that of George IV in 1921. You can also admire the some of the fine livery worn by the Queen’s coachmen, which has remained largely unchanged since Victorian times. Be sure to pick up a headset for a free audio tour outlining the history of the Royal Mews and giving insights into how it operates today. Guided tours are also available during peak tourist season. On arrival, you and your belongings will be subjected to airport-style security checks. Try to bring as little as possible with you to get through the security screening more quickly. Using our custom trip planner, London attractions like Royal Mews can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Visited the Royal Mews on their first day of opening after the 2 year Covid Hiatus. The guided tour is a must and our guide Mandy was brilliant. She offered wonderful insights and stories that... 
    Visited the Royal Mews on their first day of opening after the 2 year Covid Hiatus. The guided tour is a must and our guide Mandy was brilliant. She offered wonderful insights and stories that...  more »
  • We had a brilliant time at the Royal Mews. Everyone we met who works there were really helpful and welcoming. The audio sets are designed for families and fun for children. Covid measures meant we....  more
    We had a brilliant time at the Royal Mews. Everyone we met who works there were really helpful and welcoming. The audio sets are designed for families and fun for children. Covid measures meant we....  more »
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  • Beautiful horses and State Coaches within the grounds of Buckingham Palace. Opens to the public. Jolly good. The audio guide is available in several languages. The staff are knowledgeable and helpful. Please bring your family and friends. This is a ticketed event. Enjoy the Gold State Coach as Her Majesty and members of the Royal Family ride along the Mall to Buckingham Palace.All that glitters is gold on the State Coach.Enjoy the pomp and ceremony along the Mall.Thank you.
  • This was a great experience. I would suggest taking the short, guided tour. Our guide, Mandy, was awesome. Great energy, and information. It's amazing the size and work that goes into these horses and the grounds.

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