Horses Past Horses Present – Horsepower in London society

There’s been a riding school at Buckingham Palace for 250 years. You didn’t know? Here’s a real journey of discovery revealing just how important horses were to those in power. From the royal stables, through the vast complex of early 19th century Belgravia mews, to the four horses sculpted atop the arch at Hyde Park corner, the history of horse power is all around. Even Queen Victoria took to an open carriage – you can see just how close her would-be assassins got in their six failed attempts.  Not forgotten are the myriad of coachmen, grooms, and stable hands that supported a coach-owning aristocracy. Horses are still with us – peek into the royal mews, check out the home of the household cavalry and end the trip at the two storied police stables of Great Scotland Yard

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Event details

Tour duration 2 and a quarter hours
Child friendly? Yes
Access friendly? Yes
Meeting point: On the Victoria station forecourt by the steps going into the underground
Finishing at:Scotland Yard near Trafalgar Square

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