Immerse yourself in the history of one of Britain's most time-honoured traditions with this Visit to the Household Cavalry Museum and Afternoon Tea at the Amba Hotel for Two. A 'living museum' housed in one of London's most historic buildings, Household Cavalry Museum offers a behind-the-scenes perspective on the ceremonial role of HM The Queen's Mounted Bodyguard. Dress like a cavalryman, enjoy interactive displays, listen to gripping personal stories, and watch troopers work with horses in the original 18th Century stables as you learn the history and current mission of the Household Cavalry. Depending on the time you arrive, there's also the chance to watch the Changing of the Guard and see the regiment in action. Included in your booking is a fabulous afternoon tea at Amba Hotel's Terrace Restaurant, with views overlooking the Strand. Delightful finger sandwiches, fresh scones with strawberry preserve and Devonshire clotted cream, decadent cakes and pastries are presented alongside an array of herbal and leaf teas and speciality coffees. It's a truly fitting way to top off a day of celebrating quintessential British culture.
Need to Know
You'll arrive at the museum, where you'll show your voucher for admission. You're then free to discover the Household Cavalry's 'living museum,' with a free audio guide if you wish. You'll have the opportunity to see an incredible array of history, including uniforms (some of which you can try on), and rare objects never shown on public display before. Depending on what time you arrive, you'll be able to see the regiment in action with the Changing of the Guard at 11.00. Once you've had your fill of exploring, you can unwind with a refreshing afternoon tea at the Terrace Restaurant in Amba Hotel. Sandwiches, scones and sweet treats will all be yours to enjoy, plus a choice of herbal or leaf teas and speciality coffees.