Step inside Britain's most famous palace on a fantastic tour of the grand State Rooms that lie at the heart of Buckingham Palace. Plus, start by exploring the Royal Mews, Queen Elizabeth II's 'garage', and see just what it takes to keep Britain's Royal Family on the move.
At the Royal Mews, or stables, you'll have the chance to explore the world's most impressive working stable. Highlights include the huge (7m long and 3m tall) gilded Gold State Coach, the grandest coach at the Royal Mews. Commissioned by George III in 1762, it has been used at every coronation since that of George IV in 1821. Weighing almost 4 tonnes, the coach needs 8 horses to draw it and never moves faster than walking speed. The three cherubs on the roof represent the genii, or guardian spirits, of England, Scotland and Ireland. They support models of the Royal Crown and hold the Sceptre, the Sword of State, and the Ensign of Knighthood in their hands..
Suggested duration 3-5 hours
A multilingual audio guide is included in your admission price
Please ensure that you have valid identification with you on the day
Explore the history of Britain's most famous palace
See important rooms, including the Throne Room and White Drawing Room
Entrance to the Royal Mews the world's most impressive working stable
25th July - 2nd October 2022, Monday, Thursday and Friday 10:15 am Royal Mews entry followed by 11:15 am Buckingham Palace entry
25th July - 2nd October 2022, Saturday and Sunday 12:15 pm Royal Mews entry followed by 1:15 pm Buckingham Palace entry