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Royal Mews

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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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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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Cool working stable

I come from a horse family so this was quite interesting to me. As they emphasize, this is a working royal department and not a museum. And so they have you follow a cordoned... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Second visit in 6 months mainly due to when you pay for the entrance and have your ticket stamped you are able to visit again within 12 months free. Could spend 90 mins here with audio guide viewing historical carriages that cannot be repeated anywhere in the world.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I come from a horse family so this was quite interesting to me. As they emphasize, this is a working royal department and not a museum. And so they have you follow a cordoned off path as you make your way through the self-guided audio tour. I was able to see 4 horses in their stalls toward the entrance and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really informative interactive visit t inside the news at Buckingham Palace. Amazingly simple to get around and highlights some of the most common carriages used by the royal family on precessions including the state coach and the cars used by the royal family Only a short museum but well priced at just £10 per adult

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour of the Royal Mews was included with our admission ticket to view Buckingham Palace. We had put aside the entire day to spend at the Palace, the Gallery and the Mews and we were glad that we did. We were able to take our time and view everything without rushing. The Royal Mews was splendid. The coaches were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to see the Royal Mews after seeing the changing of the guards. It was not worth seeing the changing of the guards but it is worth seeing the Royal Mews. It has lots of the Royal Stage Coaches including the Golden Stage Coach. We enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a very cool experience to come into the Mews and see all of the Royal Carriages and learn about how they were crafted and what they were used for. Most importantly, they are so ornate and elegant that it is truly breathtaking. I really enjoyed coming to see the Mews and would recommend it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

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 31 December 2016 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 26 December 2016

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 11 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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