Castle & palace tours

Royal Mews and Changing of the Guard guided tour

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Availability: Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Enjoy Buckingham Palace even when State Apartments are closed
  • Marvel at the Royal Family stables and the magnificent Diamond Jubilee and Golden State Coaches
  • Experience the fantastic Changing of the Guard ceremony
  • Take the fascinating guided tour inside the Royal Mews
What to expect

Your tour begins by walking through St James Park where your guide will tell you many stories about the history and legends of this former marshland area that Henry VII purchased in order to turn York Palace, subsequently renamed Whitehall, into a dwelling fit for a king.

Then you will head to watch the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace, the world-famous ceremony which is the oldest tradition at Buckingham Palace and is held either here or at Horse Guards Parade, depending on the day. After the breath-taking ceremony, The Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace welcomes you with their glory and splendour.

You will see the famous Diamond Jubilee Coach that was built to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The other treasure of The Royal Mews is the Gold State Coach commissioned by George III in 1762, which has been used at every coronation since that of George IV in 1821.

Immerse yourself in London’s most cherished traditions with the precious knowledge and expertise of a local guide.

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What's included
  • Entrance ticket and audio-guided visit of The Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Join the 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)
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
Reduced price
  • Child (5-14 years)
  • Infants (0-4 years): free
Where

Duke of York Column, Waterloo Place, 9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AJ

Meeting point:

Please meet at the Duke of York Column. If you arrive by tube to Piccadilly Circus and take exit No. 3 onto Regent Street/St James. Walk south down Regent Street towards St James Park (do not walk north towards Oxford Street). Waterloo Place is at the end of Regent Street. You will see the tall column with a statue on top. If you arrive from Charing Cross Station, walk down the Mall towards Buckingham Palace, the statue will be on your right at the top of some steps.

What to remember
  • The local tour provider is unable to accommodate visitors with wheelchairs or with walking disabilities
  • Photography is permitted throughout the tour
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When
  • This tour departs on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10.30am
  • This tour departs on Sundays at 9.45am
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Provider
City Wonders
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.
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