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Royal Mews

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Address: Buckingham Palace | Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 1QH, England
Phone Number: +44 303 123 7302
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The Royal Mews is home to the royal collection of historic coaches and...

The Royal Mews is home to the royal collection of historic coaches and carriages and is considered to be one of the finest working stables in existence. The Royal Mews is responsible for all road travel arrangements for The Queen and members of the

Royal Family and is home to the most dazzling display of coaches including the Gold State Coach, which has been used at every coronation since that of George IV in 1821. During your visit, you will be able to see The Diamond Jubilee State Coach.

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A nice look into the royal transport

I visited today with my young children, we enjoyed the visit in general but there was only one of her cats available see. There were 2 white horses and they were beautiful. I did... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the Royal Mews and used our London Pass to gain entry. We were given a warm welcome and issued with a complimentary audio tour which included valuable information on what you were looking at so I would definitely make sure you take these. A lot of people declined, but I think they missed a lot of the history... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited today with my young children, we enjoyed the visit in general but there was only one of her cats available see. There were 2 white horses and they were beautiful. I did find some staff a little over the top, my 8yr old jumped up a couple of steps which said private and they ushered him away this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was fabulous. I love the opportunity to see those incredible coaches up close. As an overseas visitor I am fascinated by the Royal pageantry and history. We do not like walking around with head sets so we opted for one of the guided tours. The guide was wonderful. Told us a lot of interesting facts about what we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An enjoyable visit, with the Royal carriages on display, as well as the horses and footage of various events the carriages had been used in. The grandchildren, aged 3 & 6, enjoyed the visit & the children's corner, where colouring & 'make your own carriage' was available. Well worth a visit, if you are in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an opportunity to see the inside workings of the queens transport- carriages used for famous and regular use. Commentary made it come alive in the mind, as remebering the visions of news clps etc

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went in after just walk me by for 4 days, and were happily surprised! The coaches are magnificent, the horses beautiful, and got love club enough to see 2 coaches getting ready to pick up someone important, with all their horses and people in those red uniforms guiding them, it was fantastic! The audio tour is included, and the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are certainly some very interesting coaches, especially the Coronation coach at the end which is very impressive and, unlike some attractions, the audio was free. Still £9.30 was plenty to pay, especially as so many of the London museums are free and I already pay for this through my taxes! If you live locally or go to London often,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife has wanted to visit Buckingham Palace for years, and when down in London for a long weekend we decided to go along. Unfortunately we were there outside the visiting season, so had to make do with the Royal Mews, which did not please my wife at first, but she was soon gobsmacked and loving it. The official stables... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a quiet day in November. Few visitors. Good security. The experience exceeded my expectations by quite some degree; found myself wishing I had visited years ago! Fantastic being up so close to some beautiful pieces of craftsmanship and history, still in active service, and remembering the state occasions, seen on television, over the years. Very highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Royal Mews is next to Buckingham Palace and well worth taking the tour. The Gold State Coach was built for King George the 1V for his coronation and has been used for each monarch for their coronation since. It is a 8 drawn hours carriage and heaviest of all the royal Coaches. The Diamond Jubilee coach is the newest... More 

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