Clarence House has been a favourite home for many generations of senior royals. It was, perhaps most famously, the London home of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother from 1953 until 2002 and was also the home of the Queen, then Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh following their marriage in 1947. Today Clarence House is the official London residence of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. Visitors enjoy a guided tour of the five rooms and adjoining spaces on the ground floor, home to a fine collection of 20th century paintings, furniture and treasures, which remain largely as they were in The Queen Mother's time.
The Royal Mews provides road transport for The Queen and membersof the Royal Family by both horse-drawn carriage and motor car. It is also one of the finest working stables still in existence, responsible for the training of the Windsor Greys and Cleveland Bays, the horses that pull the roual carriages. See the stables and the state vehicles which are housed and maintained at the Royal Mews, including the carriages used for royal and State occasions, the most dazzling of which is the Gold State Coach used at every coronation since that of George 1V in 1821. Also on view is the daily messenger Brougham which has set out from the Royal Mews to collect and deliver post between Buckingham Palace and St James's Palace since 1843.
Add in an overnight stay in a 4 star hotel with 3 course dinner, full English breakfast and some free time for shopping or sightseeing in our sparkling capital city, and you are sure to have a right royal time on this superb value 2 day Omega weekend break!
Saturday: From a morning pick up in your local area we travel by comfortable coach into central London for some enjoyable free time in the capital. You'll have most of the afternoon to shop or see the sights before we rejoin the coach and make our way to our 4 star hotel in time for our 3 course dinner, followed by our overnight stay.
Sunday: After a full English breakfast, make your way to the Royal Mews (Buckingham Palace) for your morning tour. Your visit to Clarence House will take place around midday / early afternoon and then later we will rejoin the coach for the journey home.
Please note that the order of the visits may be reversed.