Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace and Changing the Guard

Cultural & Theme Tours in Kensington & Hyde Park

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Fancy practicing your royal wave from inside a replica royal carriage or being a footman for a day? The Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace complete with bespoke multimedia guide will bring it all to life. See the Changing the Guard from the best possible vantage point.
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.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.

What’s included

  • Small groups of 25 people or fewer
  • Complimentary guided tour inside the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace (Please note that this guided tour is subject to last minute cancellation by the venue)
  • Headsets when appropriate, so that you can always hear your guide

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off