The Royal Mews Tickets Buckingham Palace
- Explore the Royal Mews, one of the finest working stables on the planet.
- See the stables and wave at the horses that draw the royal coaches and carriages.
- Learn about the livery worn by The Queen's coachmen.
- Step into a replica of the royal carriage used by Queen Victoria.
Purchase Royal Mews tickets to witness class and luxury
The Royal Mews is considered to be among the finest working stables to ever exist. It is a mews of the British Royal Family and an important part of the Office of Lord Chamberlain. The stables occupy two primary sites in London – the first at Charing Cross, and the latest at Buckingham Palace since the 1820s. The Royal Mews provides by-road transportation services to the Queen and members of the Royal Family. The means include not only horse-drawn carriages but also motor car and extends beyond just the decorative aspect.
The entire establishment of stables was moved to Buckingham Palace in the 1820s when George IV turned the Palace into the primary royal residence. The famous Trafalgar Square is where the original Mews used to be once.
Marvel at the different regal carriages during the Royal Mews tour
The Royal Mews is a popular tourist attraction. Various carriages along with the State Coaches are kept here. There are approximately 30 horses in the Mews, accompanied by their new-age siblings, the State Motor Cars. With your Royal Mews tickets, Catch sight of the majestic Gold State Coach; the grandest of all with a size of 7m long and 3m tall. It weighs approximately 4 tonnes and requires 8 horses to draw it. It has been used for coronations for almost 200 years ever since the coronation ceremony of George IV in 1821. See the Irish State Coach and the awe-inspiring Diamond Jubilee State Coach, the newest addition to the fleet. In 2014, this coach took the Queen to the State Opening of Parliament in 2014. You will also see the carriage used by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to go through the streets of Windsor after their wedding.
Apart from that, you will also be able to see Queen Alexandra’s State Coach, the Australian State Coach, the Scottish State Coach, King Edward VII’s Town Coach and the Glass Coach among various others.
Meet the regal horses
Stay on the lookout for horses with your Royal Mews tickets. Two types of horses pull the royal carriages – Cleveland Bays and Windsor Greys. The Cleveland horses are usually used to pick up ambassadors and commissioners who come to present their credentials to Her Highness. They also come in handy as workhorses and during everyday activities. Windsor Greys are used for regal transports and draw the carriages of The Queen and members of the Royal Family, as well as their guests. These horses are called Windsor Greys because they were kept at Windsor in the Victorian Era. They would draw the Royal Family’s private carriages. The horses are 1.65m tall, have a calm temperament and good stamina.
Before you end your tour, step into a replica of the royal Semi-State Landau carriage and pose like royalty for memorable photos. The Royal Mews tickets allow you to experience the lifestyle of the royals. See the best example of working stables in the world and learn many interesting facts on this tour.
- Royal Mews entry
- Multimedia audio guide in multiple languages
25th March – 31st October: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (last admission at 4:15 PM)
1st November – 30th November: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (last admission at 3:15 PM)
Guided tours begin every day at 10:15 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM.
Please arrive twenty minutes before the start of your tour.
How to get to The Royal Mews
London Underground: Victoria, Green Park, and St. James are the nearest stations. The Royal Mews is a 7-minute walk away.
Bus: Victoria Bus Station (stop C) is the closest bus stop. Take routes C1, C10, 11, or 211. The Royal Mews is a 7-minute walk away.
Getting your tickets
You will receive your tickets via email shortly after booking. Please display them on your mobile device along with valid photo ID.
Children under 17, students with valid student ID and senior citizens enjoy discounted tickets.
Upon arrival, visitors will pass through an airport-like security check.
Photography, food and drinks are not permitted inside The Royal Mews.
Flexible Cancellation Policy
You may cancel your tickets up to 24 hours in advance and receive a full refund.