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Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace and Changing of the Guard

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  • Duration
    2.5 h.
  • Start time
    10:00 & 10:30
  • Meeting Point
    Duke of York column at Waterloo Place (Details at Booking)
  • Operating Days
    Sun, Wed, Fri
  • Language
    English
Fancy being a footman for a day or practicing your royal wave from inside a replica royal carriage? The Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace complete with bespoke audio guide will bring it all to life. Experience more of London on this unique tour of The Royal Mews and the Changing of the Guard.

Tour Highlights

  • Witness first hand the iconic Changing of the Guard
  • See the Queens stables and coaches with an official audio-guide at the Royal Mews
  • Discover the beauty and history of St James’s Park
  • Spot where the Royal Family live and work today
  • Enjoy the company of a passionate local guide
The Diamond Jubilee State Coach

Wave like a Queen or walk Like a Royal Footman

Visit the Royal family’s stables and coaches where you’ll be able to climb into a replica of Queen Victoria’s Semi-State Landau or try on the Royal Liveries worn by Royal Footman

The Royal Changing of the Guard

Experience one of the most iconic London Traditions

Enjoy a front row seat at the Changing of the Guard Ceremony

St James’s Park in a sunny morning day

Stroll through the oldest Royal Park in London

Walk through St James’s Park where your guide will tell you of its colorful history and intriguing myths

Description

No visit to London is complete until you have witnessed some quintessential British traditions: The Changing of the Guard and a glimpse into the lives of the Royal Family. Begin your day with a stroll through St James Park where your guide will reveal the history and legends of the park, originally bought by Henry VII to build York Palace.

Then you’ll head to Buckingham where your guide will get you up close and personal to the sound of the horse’s hooves and calling Guards as they carry out the world-famous tradition of the Changing of the Guard. Enjoy commentary of the history and pageantry behind the ceremony – where the Queen’s easy-to-spot Foot Guards, with their red tunics and unmistakable bearskin hats, march to Buckingham Palace together with the military band or where the Household Cavalry Change the Guard at Horse Guards parade.

After the unforgettable ceremony of the Changing of the Guard you’ll visit The Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace, one of the finest working stables in existence. You’ll have a bespoke audio-guide with you so you don't miss a moment. Discover for yourself all the coaches and cars used by the Royal Family throughout history and still to this day, as well as the royal horses in their stables.

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.

You will see the famous Diamond Jubilee Coach that was built to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012; the Glass coach; the State Landau which Kate and William traveled in after their wedding; and the Gold State coach which has been used at every coronation since that of George IV in 1821.

Immerse yourself in London’s most cherished traditions with the knowledge and expertise of a local guide on our The Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace Tour with the Changing of the Guards.

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What's included

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 25 people or fewer
  • Entrance Ticket and audio-guided visit of The Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace
  • Headsets when appropriate, so that you can always hear your guide

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off

Meeting Point

Important notes

  • Changing of the Guard will not operate in rain and will be replaced with an extended walking tour. On occasional Sundays the changing of the guards may be rescheduled to early morning, meaning that we will not be able to see it.

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  • How far in advance should I book my tour?

    Our tours are very popular amongst visitors to Italy, Paris and London, so we suggest booking your place on them at your earliest convenience. If you are not ready to book yet and have some questions, we would be happy to help over the phone, via email and Live Chat. It is our mission to ensure that you get the most out of your visit!

  • When will I receive confirmation of my booking?

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