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London-A Royal Treasure

Do not underestimate the impression this stately residence of Her Majesty, The Queen, will leave. It’s sheer magnitude of architectural design, opulent enough for Monarchy-but not “over-the-top” and the commanding position makes Buckingham Palace one of the most-visited, London landmarks during its opening season. You may have visited once-but we guarantee your second, or third visit will be different!

                                                         

And whilst there, around the corner is the Royal Mews is an interesting and short stop. It’s displays of jewelled Queen’s carriages, her stables (which house selected horses when they are not on duty) and original film footage of the Coronation complements your visit to Buckingham Palace. Round this off with the pomp and ceremony of the daily ritual Changing of the Guard, which never fails to please-and it’s the perfect morning.

A hidden gem in London, and often forgotten, is the Horse Guards Museum. Located at Horse Guards Parade where The Mall meets Whitehall, the museum is dedicated to the five regiments who serve and protect The Queen. An impressive display of artefacts from the Household Cavalry is aimed at educating visitors on regimental history and promoting their lives in combat and ceremonial duties.