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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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  • The visit is almost exclusively on the Royal carriages. The visible stables are obviously unused for a long time, you can really see the horses. The rate is relatively higher for objects belonging to the people. We also found a little indecent this opulence of gold after seeing many homeless sleep cold and moisture in the street.
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  • Royal Mews are hidden on a side of Buckingham Palace and many people simply turn around at the palace gates and miss this great place. The display of coaches, carriages and cars is just stunning and I...  more »
  • I went in the afternoon on a Sunday before my Buckingham Palace tour and it was pretty much empty. Easy to wonder around and take some pictures without crowds. It was amazing to see some of the coache...  more »
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  • The Royal Mews gets ignored due to overwhelming focus on next door Buckingham palace. Yet I strongly recommend you to pay a visit to enjoy up close the Royal transport options.. beautiful carriages and vintage cars. This part of the visit is very easy to explore within a hour or so and is just a stone's throw from the palace. The shop is having some great authentic options and the Royal Mews staff(mostly women) were very courteous and eager to help. Kids would love this visit. Great for pics too. Go for it
  • Took my little girl here and she absolutely love it, it's was free for her which is very good. You can see all the royal coaches and horses and get to dress up, do drawing and have a go in a pretend coach. What's more is if you gift aid your ticket you can go back again free for 12 months!
  • Not sure about this. On the London tourist trail. Lovely carriages on show but a bit cramped. A couple of superb horses kept well back from potentially adoring public - quite understandably. Visited in August perhaps better at other times of year.
  • It was very very interesting. There is such a lot of work goes into keeping the horses, carriages and uniforms up to perfection. The horses are looked after so well. Keeping all the pageantry of the great British tradition alive.
  • The royal mews is a very interesting place to visit. All the horses over there are gentle and in there stables. There are allot of things to do. The art section is incredible. It has lots of things to do. In my opinion the royal mews is a great place...
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