Get a taste for splendour at The Royal Mews, one of the most elegant working stables anywhere 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. It's also where the royal horses live.
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.
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 when she married 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 the Queen.
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 café, and eating and drinking is not allowed onsite. There are lots of cafés and restaurants nearby.
Are the Royal Mews free to visit?
There is a fee to visit the Royal Mews and tickets can be booked online in advance.
Discounts are available if you buy a Royal Day Out ticket which gives access to Buckingham Palace, the Royal Mews and the Queen’s Gallery.
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 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.
Royal Mews is closed until 19 May, 2022.
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|
The Royal Mews and The Queen's Gallery: Adult £20.70 Over 60/ Student (with valid ID) £18.70 Under 17/ Disabled £11.20 Family £52.60 A Royal Day Out ticket is also available and gives admission to The State Rooms, The Royal Mews and The Queen's Gal
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
The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace, WestminsterLondonSW1W 1QH
- +44 (0)30 3123 7321
- Public transport:
- Tube/Rail: Victoria; Tube: Victoria, Green Park, St James’s Park or Hyde Park Corner.
Facilities & Accessibility
- Accessible Venue Facilities
- Assistance dogs welcome
- Wheelchairs available free of charge
- Attraction Facilities
- Audio commentary available
- Gift shop
- Tours available in Chinese
- Tours available in French
- Tours available in German
- Tours available in Italian
- Tours available in Spanish
- Event Facilities
- Trade vehicle access