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Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace and Changing the Guard

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    Stop At: St. James's Park, Horse Guards Road The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ England

    Begin your day with a relaxing stroll through St James Park where your guide will reveal the captivating history of the royal family and the origins of the Changing the Guard ceremony.
    From here you will head to Buckingham Palace to witness one of its oldest tradition- The Changing the Guard. Your guide will get you up close and personal with the sound of trotting hooves and the call of the Guards. See the Queen’s Foot Guards, with their red tunics and unmistakable bearskin hats, march to Buckingham Palace together with the military band, or the Household Cavalry to change the Guard at Horse Guards parade.


    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 1QH England

    Then it is time to visit The Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace, one of the finest working stables in existence. Here you’ll be provided with a bespoke multimedia guide, so you don't miss a moment. Discover for yourself all the different royal coaches and cars that are still used by the Royal Family to this day, as well as the royal horses in their stables. Watch as the stablemen take precious care of the Queens Windsor Greys and Cleveland Bays; if you’re lucky you might even see them in the exercise ring!
    In the State Stables, check out the royal liveries and get the opportunity to play dress up and take some fun photos in specially-created livery. You can even step into a royal carriage, sit down and practice your regal wave just like Queen Victoria did in 1897 with the replica Semi-State Landau.
    See the famous Diamond Jubilee Coach that was built to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012 and other royal treasures like the Gold State coach commissioned by George III in 1762, which has been used at every coronation since that of George IV in 1821; the Glass Coach; and the replica of The Semi-State Landau which the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge traveled in after their wedding.
    Immerse yourself in London’s most cherished traditions with the knowledge of a local guide on our Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace Tour with the Changing the Guards.


    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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    Reviewed July 9, 2019 via mobile

    Thoroughly enjoyed it...Our guide Nathan was very informative and took us to the best spots to watch the changing of the guard...

    Thank WendyWhoo
    Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

    The whole family loved this. Great guide, Rosie. She was very fun and knowledgeable. The Mews were very enjoyable. Definite must see.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank nicole n
    Reviewed May 20, 2019

    We thoroughToudenjoyed our tour with our guide, Nathan. Very informative and well planned. It was more than we expected and we highly recommend this tour.

    Date of experience: May 2019
    2  Thank Karen H
    Reviewed April 25, 2019 via mobile

    We really enjoyed our visit, highly recommend it. The audio guide is great, my 11 year old was hooked and found the whole experience intriguing. We most enjoyed seeing the Queen’s horses, it would have been great to see more, there were just 4 there...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank andymonetwo
    Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

    Really enjoyed our visit last week. Headphone tour very good and well thought out interactive activities for children. Staff helpful and wecolming.

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank annM7883GY
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    Response from 901ChristineT | Reviewed this property |
    To be honest, we only watched the Changing of the Horse guards at St. James palace, well worth doing as roped off area, so you get up very close. At Buckingham palace if you want to watch the guards changing, you would need... More
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