This day out includes a visit to parts of a working palace, so do check online to make sure its open before you go.
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About This Day
This full day out on your family trip to London offers something for everyone. Along the way you'll witness English tradition and customs, see royal fairytale carriages and the horses that pull them in the Royal Mews. Plus, eat unique and delicious treats at every stop. And enjoy some shopping in Camden Town's eclectic market. Begin your day in Soho by grabbing some yummy doughnuts and coffee at Crosstown Doughnuts. Next, check out the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. A family trip to London isn't complete without this experience. Then, see how her Highness gets around town at The Royal Mews. Afterward, a trip to London wouldn't be complete without seeing Camden Market. While at Camden Market, pop in to Poppie's Fish and Chips for a British staple. Wash it down with ice cream or other sweet treats at Chin Chin Labs. Lastly, after all the fun, food and sights, make your way back to Soho. Finish the day off with a great meal at Dozo Sushi. This is a perfect way to spend a day in London with kids, hitting some memorable sights, while treating yourself to excellent fare.
Start off your day with a viewing of the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. A must-see while visiting London with kids.
DIRECTIONS St. James Park is the closest Underground station to Buckingham Palace.
TIP If you or your little ones don't have the patience to line up in front of the palace gates, consider arriving just in time to see the Queen’s soldiers marching down the street on their way back to the barracks.
The Royal Mews is responsible for the transport of the Queen and other members of the royal family via horse-drawn carriage and motor car. During the visit, you are able to view many of the carriages including the Scottish and Irish State coaches, the Diamond Jubilee Coach and the Gold State Coach. You'll also see some motor cars and even some of the Queen's horses.
DIRECTIONS The Royal Mews is located on Buckingham Palace Road, and is walking distance from the palace.
TIP There is a free guided tour as well as a self-guided audio tour. The children's activity room is complete with games and craft activities.
Camden Town is a fun, quirky and popular North London neighborhood. Shops filled with everything imaginable line the streets, from mainstream brands to vintage treasures. In Camden Town you'll find Camden Market, a maze of wonderful stalls and shops filled to the brim with tasty treats, funky art, clothing, toys, housewares and so much more. Somehow this popular neighborhood has managed to keep it’s off-the-beaten path feel, while at the same time making itself completely accessible to everyone.
DIRECTIONS Take the Tube to the Westminster stop, a three-minute walk from the Royal Mews, and get off at Camden Town. It will be a four-minute walk to Camden Market from the tube station.