Royal Mews

A family look at the bright golden state coach being pulled by horse and human figures at the royal mews nearby buckingham palace.
The Gold State Coach. Image courtesy of RHP.
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Visit the Royal Mews, a splendid working stable in central London and the home of the royal family's state vehicles.

About

Get a taste for splendour at the Royal Mews, one of the most elegant working stables in the world.

The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace is where you’ll find the royal family’s state vehicles, including horse-drawn carriages and motor cars

What is there to see at the Royal Mews?

Admire the Gold State Coach, the most beautifully decorated carriage in the Royal Collection. This fairytale-like carriage has been used for every coronation since 1821.

Next, get ready to be awed by the collection of miniature carriages. These adorable creations were designed to be pulled by ponies, goats, sheep or dogs. Make sure to spot the Donkey Barouche, which was made as a Christmas present for Queen Victoria’s children.

A father and son watch an expert of the royal mews as he tends to horse bridles.

And don’t miss the ribbon-covered sleigh used by Father Christmas each year to deliver presents to the children who live at Royal Mews.

Among the collection of state vehicles, you’ll find the Rolls Royce Phantom VI which took Catherine Middleton to Westminster Abbey for her marriage to Prince William.

If you’re lucky, you’ll also get to see the royal horses. The Windsor Greys and Cleveland Bays are not always in the stables, but when they are visitors can spot the names given to each horse by Queen Elizabeth II.

Two children stand in royal uniform costumes next to a pony.

How long does it take to go around the Royal Mews?

There’s plenty to see at the Royal Mews and lots of activities on offer for families, including climbing into a carriage, dressing up and tacking a wooden horse. Give yourself between two and three hours to enjoy it all.

Can I eat at the Royal Mews?

The Royal Mews does not have a cafe, and eating and drinking is not allowed onsite. There are lots of cafes and restaurants nearby.

Are the Royal Mews free to visit?

There is a fee to visit the Royal Mews. Tickets must be booked in advance  book Royal Mews tickets now.

Two people stand next to a gold and black carriage listening to an audio guide.

Where are the Royal Mews?

The Royal Mews are on Buckingham Palace Road, central London. They are directly opposite Buckingham Palace garden.

How do I get to the Royal Mews?

The closest Tube station to the Royal Mews is Victoria (Victoria, and Circle and District lines), which is a seven-minute walk away. Alternatively, use St James's Park (Circle and District lines) which is a 10-minute walk, Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly line) which is a 13-minute walk or Green Park (Victoria line), which is 14 minutes away on foot.

The closest main line station is Victoria, which is a seven-minute walk from the Royal Mews.

Victoria Coach Station is a 10-minute walk from Buckingham Palace.

Several bus routes stop on Buckingham Palace Road, close to the Royal Mews.

Important information

The Royal Mews are closed until 2 March 2023.

The Royal Mews are part of a working royal palace so sometimes closures can happen at short notice.

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Prices and opening times

Child Ticket From £7.50 per ticket
Concession Ticket From £11.80 per ticket
Adult Ticket From £13.00 per ticket

Opening Times

Thursday to Monday: 10am to 5pm

The Royal Mews occasionally closes for state visits, you may wish to check the opening times in advance.

Venue Details & Map

Royal Mews

Address
Buckingham Palace Road
London
SW1W 1QH
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7766 7302
Email
bookinginfo@royalcollection.org.uk
Public transport:
Tube/Rail: Victoria; Tube: Victoria, Green Park, St James’s Park or Hyde Park Corner.

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