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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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  • An amazing experience! Not sure it is worth the £11 per adult (horses aren't cheap to up keep!) but it is certainly worth a visit to see the horse carriages/coaches. Not something most of us see up close! The hand crafted detail is phenomenal to say the least. You get to see one or two of the horses too and the old stables etc. Interesting reading info as you walk round and through. See one of the old cars too that is used by Royals still.
  • Nice museum. Impressive coaches. Very good tour guide from a free tour. Not very expensive but neither takes too much time. In 45 minutes to an hour you have seen all. But lot of nice background information and for us an addition to the trip.
  • Excellent guides, super for children and very accommodating staff. Good value when you can convert your entry ticket to a yearly pass without any additional cost. The only negative is that you have no way if knowing if/ when which horses will be present.
  • Somewhere I hadn't thought about visiting til we were actually walking past it. I'm glad we did visit. Got to see the amazing carriages and some of the horses. Very interactive in many languages and child friendly.
  • Very nice place and a lot of interesting things you can hear about the place and usage of carriages till nowadays. Well organised and very nice guide tours. I had nice chat with people working there and for sure I will visit again.
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