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Visit the Royal Mews for a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Buckingham Palace

Published: Tuesday 31st of July 2012

With all the attention currently on the royal family, people who are looking for things to do in London might want to get behind the scenes of all the pomp and circumstance at the Royal Mews.

To this day, the Royal Mews is still in charge of the day-to-day travel of Her Majesty The Queen and her family, and as such, holds a fantastic collection of vehicles as well as the carriages, coaches and horses seen at official occasions.

Avid royal-followers may even spot a few of the more famous vehicles held at the Mews, as they are likely to have seen them at royal events before.

Highlights of the collection include the Glass Coach which is typically used by royal brides, the luxurious Australian State Coach and the stunning Gold State Coach, which has been used at every coronation since 1821.

The prestigious institution, which is situated at Buckingham Palace, has a lengthy history with the royals, having being the location of the sovereign’s road transport since George III’s reign in 1760.

The King moved into Buckingham Palace and desired to move his carriage collection closer to his new home, installing it in the grounds of the historic building.

Discover more for less with a London sightseeing pass.

Posted by Georgina Black

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