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 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 ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ over 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 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 2-3 hours to enjoy it all.
Can I eat at 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 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 Queen’s Gallery.
Where are Royal Mews?
The Royal Mews are on Buckingham Palace Road, central London. They are directly opposite Buckingham Palace garden.
How do I get to Royal Mews?
The closest Tube station to 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-minute on foot.
The closest main line station is Victoria, which is a seven-minute walk from 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.
Facilities & Accessibility
- Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Wheelchairs available free of charge
- Attraction Facilities
Audio commentary available
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