All the Queen's Horses: Buckingham Palace Royal Mews Tour and Afternoon Tea for Two

All the Queen's Horses: Buckingham Palace Royal Mews Tour and Afternoon Tea for Two

Various Locations, London

£100

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Why we love it

Get a taste for the life of English royalty on a day out in London. Tour one of the finest working stables at Buckingham Palace’s Royal Mews, seeing the carriages that have transported kings and queens for centuries. Afterwards, enjoy a regal afternoon tea at the 5-star Capital Hotel in Knightsbridge, which has hosted Her Majesty for tea.

What's Included?

  • See England's royal horse-drawn carriages, and enjoy regal afternoon tea for two
  • Gain access to the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace, with a one-hour multimedia tour
  • Enjoy champagne afternoon tea at the 5-star Capital Hotel in Knightsbridge

Exclusive to TRULY

  • This experience is unique to TRULY guests

Description

The royal family moved into the Duke of Buckingham's old residence in 1837 – Queen Victoria was the first sovereign to reside there – and it was finally opened to the public just two decades ago. Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty The Queen, and is one of only a handful of working royal palaces in the world today.

The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace evolved from the King’s Mews, an institution that goes as far back as the reign of Richard II at the end of the 14th century. It is the private transport provider of The Queen and members of the Royal Family, with both horse-drawn carriages and motor cars. It is also one of the finest working stables in existence, responsible for the training of the Windsor Greys and Cleveland Bays, the horses that pull the royal carriages.

On a tour of The Royal Mews, you will have the unique chance to view The Queen’s carriages and coaches, including the latest coach to join the collection; The Diamond Jubilee Stage Coach. The coach conveyed Her Majesty The Queen to the State Opening of Parliament on her Diamond Jubilee. Perhaps most dazzling of all, though, is the Gold Stage Coach which has attended every coronation since George IV's in 1821.

Afterwards, relax in the sitting room at the 5-star Capital Hotel in Knightsbridge. The luxurious setting, which is familiar with members of royalty, heads of state, and international celebrities, has one of the best afternoon tea services in London. Expect classic favourites; Victoria Sponge, Lemon Drizzle Cake and Blackberry Bakewell Tart, served alongside scones and delicious jams all made in house by the resident pastry chef. The savoury selection of classic sandwiches and Salmon Crumpets, quiches and pâtés are all made by the Michelin-starred team at Outlaw’s at The Capital.

Description

The royal family moved into the Duke of Buckingham's old residence in 1837 – Queen Victoria was the first sovereign to reside there – and it was finally opened to the public just two decades ago. Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty The Queen, and is one of only a handful of working royal palaces in the world today.

The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace evolved from the King’s Mews, an institution that goes as far back as the reign of Richard II at the end of the 14th century. It is the private transport provider of The Queen and members of the Royal Family, with both horse-drawn carriages and motor cars. It is also one of the finest working stables in existence, responsible for the training of the Windsor Greys and Cleveland Bays, the horses that pull the royal carriages.

On a tour of The Royal Mews, you will have the unique chance to view The Queen’s carriages and coaches, including the latest coach to join the collection; The Diamond Jubilee Stage Coach. The coach conveyed Her Majesty The Queen to the State Opening of Parliament on her Diamond Jubilee. Perhaps most dazzling of all, though, is the Gold Stage Coach which has attended every coronation since George IV's in 1821.

Afterwards, relax in the sitting room at the 5-star Capital Hotel in Knightsbridge. The luxurious setting, which is familiar with members of royalty, heads of state, and international celebrities, has one of the best afternoon tea services in London. Expect classic favourites; Victoria Sponge, Lemon Drizzle Cake and Blackberry Bakewell Tart, served alongside scones and delicious jams all made in house by the resident pastry chef. The savoury selection of classic sandwiches and Salmon Crumpets, quiches and pâtés are all made by the Michelin-starred team at Outlaw’s at The Capital.

We Also Recommend

  • Witness the Changing of the Guard on the Palace forecourt, before your visit, at 11.30am
  • Visit the Capital Bar for a Champagne Cocktail to round off the experience
  • Shop the beautifully crafted Royal Collection Trust tea sets at iconic Harrods

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue.

The Royal Mews is open daily from 26 March to 31 October, 10am to 4.15pm, and Monday to Saturday from 1 February to 24 March and 1 November to 30 November, 10am to 3.15pm.

Tours of the Royal Mews last approximately one hour.

Champagne Afternoon Tea at the Capital Hotel is served in The Sitting Room between 2.00pm and 5.30pm.

Note that at least 24 hours' notice is required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least two weeks in advance to guarantee desired dates and times.

We Also Recommend

  • Witness the Changing of the Guard on the Palace forecourt, before your visit, at 11.30am
  • Visit the Capital Bar for a Champagne Cocktail to round off the experience
  • Shop the beautifully crafted Royal Collection Trust tea sets at iconic Harrods

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue.

The Royal Mews is open daily from 26 March to 31 October, 10am to 4.15pm, and Monday to Saturday from 1 February to 24 March and 1 November to 30 November, 10am to 3.15pm.

Tours of the Royal Mews last approximately one hour.

Champagne Afternoon Tea at the Capital Hotel is served in The Sitting Room between 2.00pm and 5.30pm.

Note that at least 24 hours' notice is required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least two weeks in advance to guarantee desired dates and times.

How it works

  • Choose your experience

    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Location

Buckingham Palace, London SW1W 0QH

22-24 Basil St, Knightsbridge, London SW3 1AT

The Royal Mews Buckingham Palace, London SW1W 0QH

The Capital Hotel 22-24 Basil St, Knightsbridge, London SW3 1AT

Allow 20-30 minutes for travel between venues (either on foot, or via London Underground from Victoria to Knightsbridge via South Kensington).

All the Queen's Horses: Buckingham Palace Royal Mews Tour and Afternoon Tea for Two

Reviews

  • Truly wonderful day out

    Truly fantastic birthday gift from the children to their Dad, my husband and I found the tour of the Buckibgham Palace Royal Mews extremely interesting and the Champagne afternoon tea at The Capital Hotel, London was superb! A 'truly' wonderful day out!

    Excellent tour

    It was a fascinating tour and we loved it. The tour guide was amazing and it was lovely to hear the historical facts

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