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Royal Mews

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Address: Buckingham Palace | Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 1QH, England
Phone Number: 443031237302
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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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The Royal Mews gives you an insight into some of the pomp and ceremony of the Royal family, seeing the expensive carriages and cars used to convey them around their ceremonial... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We toured the Home of the Royal Vehicles. It was awesome. The head sets were most informative and the staff (who all live there as well) was really a nice touch. The progression of carriages was something to behold. The modern technology of the carriages has certainly change over the years. The Royal Auto's were just as impressive. A must... More 

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Blaxland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Royal Mews gives you an insight into some of the pomp and ceremony of the Royal family, seeing the expensive carriages and cars used to convey them around their ceremonial engagements. You need to go as early as possible to avoid the extreme crowds.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A visit to the Mews gives a fascinating look into one aspect of how the royal household works. This historic building houses horses, coaches, limousines and the staff who care for them. Wardens lead an excellent tour, but visitors can also wander on their own. The magnificent Coronation Coach is the centrepiece and is awesome. Everything is available for close-up... More 

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good place to visit and its mainly inside so ideal if the weather is not so good. The various carriages were well worth seeing. There were only 2 horses in the stables though, it would have been better if more would have been there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Took our 6 year old daughter here as we felt it would be more interesting than the palace for her. It was a good call, she enjoyed having her own headset for the tour and seeing the coaches up close and of course the horses.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited again yesterday this time with family including 4 x twenty somethings. (No set time allocations for this attraction.) Everyone really enjoyed the visit & marvelled at the incredible carriages. However, we would have liked to have seen the hooded Landaus with hoods down. The Gold State Coach is obviously the centre piece & is displayed superbly. It is interesting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent an enjoyable afternoon admiring the beautiful carriages and cars. The staff were pleasant and helpful, and the audio guides provided good narration. We were surprised to see only two horses in the stable near the end of our tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A view behind the scenes of the Queen's carriages, cars, and stables. The audio guide is invaluable and provides a great commentary to the vehicles on show. Brings to life things that we have seen on tv over the years.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were treated to our visit here, it was excellent and well worth it, staff were very helpful. The cars, carriages and the horses were fantastic, certainly a proud to be British today :-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I first visited this location because it was near Buckingham Palace and was included in the London Pass. However, I visited it again on my own. The cost is very low and the royal cars and carriages are really nice to see. The huge gold state coach is worth it alone. There are two horses in their stable box as... More 

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