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Royal Mews, London

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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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  • If off the beaten path is for you then avoid the crowds and visit the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace. We learned so much. You get a free audioguide when you purchase your ticket. We did this tour at ...  more »
  • I have always wanted to see the Coronation Coach and was not disappointed. I was amazed how big it is and covered in gold leaf. The other carriages on display were also interesting plus the 4 horses i...  more »
  • While a quick visit, our mother/daughter experience at the Royal Mews was enjoyable. The audio guide was well-done and it was fun to see the carriages in person. Downside - lots of younger kiddos on f...  more »
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  • This was way better experience than I expected. My wife purchase tickets in advance, which there was no lines. They had an audio tour, which is self lead. During the tour you got to see the carriages, cars, stable, and riding training area. There were about 6 carriages that we saw, which the history was provided by the audio tour. The stable area didn't have any horses in it and they stated it is rarely used. Overall it was a great experience and I would highly recommend it.
  • It worth the visit. This is not an expansive place where you can see the royal carriages, history of royal transportation an the horses. It's not usually crowded so you can take your time at the spots. Better than I expected.
  • Very interesting tour of the working stables for the Queen. Get up close to the horses and the carriages that are used on state occasions. Well worth a visit.
  • A mews is so called because it was, in bygone times, the place where the Monarch kept their hunting birds (falcons, hawks, eagles etc) when the went through their moulting (shedding old feathers and growing new). They were vulnerable during this time, and a bit of a mess! So they went to the mews for safety - bit of a holiday! In time, horses were stabled there, but the name stuck around. The Royal Mews now has horses, the famous carriages and some of the Royal cars, and is home to some of the staff that care for the Palace, grounds and animals.
  • This was a bit small, but is included with the London pass. Less crowded than the palace, but a limited amount of sites. You still have security checks.

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