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Royal Mews

#140 of 1,530 things to do in London
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Address: Buckingham Palace | Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 1QH, England
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+44 303 123 7302
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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 27 November 2016
Tracey G
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I quite enjoyed my guided tour of the Royal Mews! It is definitely worth a visit! The Royal Mews was established by King George III shortly after purchasing Buckingham Palace in 1760. This museum is dedicated to Royal transportation. Here you can see Royal coaches including the Diamond Jubilee Coach and the Gold State Coach. Royal Family motorcars are also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was staying near the Palace and the Royal Mews was directly across the street from my hotels front door. I wandered over while my traveling companion was resting and I was so happy I did. I got to see the Royal coaches in all their glory! The horses were also on display which was a treat. Allow an hour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely stroll back in time that outlines the Royal Coaches l time to the present. There are some areas that are cobble stone so walking may be difficult. Royal Mews is included on the London Pass

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Probably never would have found this sightseeing spot if it wasn't right across from the hotel. Very interesting, includes the palace horses, cars, and carriages. Lots of interesting facts throughout the grounds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Excellent Buckingham Palace Royal Carriage Museum. Self-Guided audio tours with 50% outdoors in courtyard. While you won't see more than a handful or horses, you will see all of the Royal Carriages still in use. Well worth the hour or so visit. Bathrooms are near the end of the tour, but well before the gift shop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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 27 November 2016 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 24 November 2016

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 22 November 2016

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 19 November 2016

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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