The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace TicketsOur Royal Mews London tickets take you to one of the finest stables in existence, located within the Buckingham Palace complex. Discover the spectacular vehicles used by the Royal Family, and you’ll even
Our Royal Mews London tickets take you to one of the finest stables in existence, located within the Buckingham Palace complex. Discover the spectacular vehicles used by the Royal Family, and you’ll even get to try out a Royal Carriage! Be transported through royal history by historic coaches and carriages from the dazzling Gold State Coach to the Diamond Jubilee State Coach. You’ll discover the working stables, learn new skills, sit in a coach, dress up and more!
Royal Mews Tickets
- See the Gold Stage Coach, which is the grandest of the coaches on display at the Royal Mews. This extraordinary piece of construction was commissioned by King George III and has been the stagecoach used at every coronation since George IV, including when the late Queen Elizabeth 11 was coronated in 1953! It will be used at the Coronation of King Charles 111.
- Try out a Royal Carriage fit for a King or Queen! Get a taste of royal life by sitting in a replica of the Semi-State Landau, the carriage popular with Queen Victoria.
- Explore the newest coach to be added to the Royal Mews, the one built for Queen Elizabeth 11 Diamond Jubilee in 2014. A breathtakingly beautiful coach that brings together objects donated from over 100 different sites, including Canterbury Cathedral, 10 Downing Street, and event Antarctic exploration bases!
- See the traditional uniform that the King’s coachmen use, with different outfits being worn for different occasions. Children and adults can even dress up in some specially created costumes
- Other highlights include The Sleigh, which is the carriage driven by Father Christmas, The Rolls Royce Phantom VI which was used to bring Kate Middleton on her wedding day to Westminster Abbey, and Donkey Barouche, a present gifted to Queen Victoria’s children
- Browse the Royal Mews gift shop to find your perfect royal souvenir to remember your visit by!
Why Visit the Royal Mews?
The Royal Mews is more than just a museum; it’s a working and breathing part of royal life. This place plays an important role in many ceremonies and day-to-day activities of the Royal Household. Visitors can get a feel of 21st Century royal living, along with that of bygone centuries.
The Royal Mews houses many of the carriages and motorcars that are used for official state occasions, both at Buckingham Palace and nearby Windsor Castle. Many of the horses, carriages and vehicles that you’ll see during the visit would have been used on important occasions. This includes the wedding of Prince William & Kate Middleton, Queen Elizabeth 11’s Coronation, the opening of Parliament, the funerals of Queen Elizabeth 11 and Prince Philip and much more.
When you enter the Royal Mews, you’ll first visit the riding school, which is the oldest part and where royals practise their equestrianism. The nearby quadrangle with the clock tower is the point of entry for horses that enter from Buckingham Palace Road. To the right lies the coach houses with impressive carriages and automobiles that are still used today for ceremonies. You’ll also pass by the state stables, where the horses are kept, each one named by the late Queen Elizabeth 11. And at the end of your visit, you’ll pass arguably the highlight of the trip, the Gold State Coach. This is the most impressive of the coaches and requires 8 horses to pull it!
A typical visit lasts around 45 minutes and is a wonderful way to get a glimpse of the ceremonial aspects of life at Buckingham Palace and the royal family.
When is the Royal Mews open?
The Royal Mews opens from 2nd March until 30 October 2023. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Can you see Horses at the Royal Mews?
Yes! You can see the horses which are used to pull the carriages. There are two types of horses used for these official duties. Windsor Greys are used for royal occasions, whilst Cleveland Bays pick up Ambassadors, High Commissioners and are used for day-to-day activities.
- Address: The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace, London, SW1W 1QH
- Your ticket includes a free multimedia guide. It’s available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian and Mandarin
- There is a free family multimedia tour, with games, videos and facts aimed at kids aged 7-11. There’s also a Little Trekkers activity trail for children under 5. The multimedia tour lasts 45 minutes.
- After booking, you must print your ticket in order to enter the Royal Mews
- Certain items such as large pieces of luggage, or share objects are not allowed to be brought into the Royal Mews as there are no cloakroom facilities available. Pushchairs are allowed.
terms and conditions
Booking is subject to terms and conditions of the tour operator. All passengers are advised to arrange travel insurance.