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The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace

Home to historic royal carriages and one of the finest working stables in existence.

The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace is responsible for all road travel arrangements for The King and members of the Royal Family, from horse-and-carriage to car and from livery to harness.

See behind the scenes at a real working stables in the heart of London, steeped in royal history, and marvel at the iconic 260-year-old Gold State Coach, used at State occasions such as Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation in 1953, the Platinum Jubilee in 2022 and King Charles III Coronation in 2023.

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What's on

Shopping and eating

Royal Mews shop

Discover a delightful range inspired by coaches, carriages and horses used by members of the Royal Family.

Opening times


Eating and drinking are not permitted inside the Royal Mews, except for bottled water. You will be asked to place drinks and food in closed bags before being admitted. Food and drink are not available for purchase at the Mews, but there are many cafés and restaurants in the local area. 

Children and families

Things to do with children

Pick up a family multimedia guide or try a guided tour.

Top things to look out for

Try and spot the horses' name plates on your visit.

Explore our interactive map

Discover what there is to see at the Royal Mews.

Drawing activities and trails

Download educational resources to use during your visit or at home.

About the Mews


History of the Royal Mews

The current Royal Mews was built in the gardens of Buckingham Palace in 1825.


The Gold State Coach

6 fascinating facts about the magnificent coach.


Bring the curriculum to life with a visit to the Royal Mews. We offer a range of interactive workshops, tours, learning activities and resources for nursery, primary and secondary pupils. Our school visit information will help teachers and organisers plan their visit.


Group prices

We offer a groups discount for bookings of 15 people or more.

Group bookings

It is essential to pre-book your group visit. Buy your tickets online or over the telephone.

Coach parking

We can advise on the nearest coach set down and pick up points. Unfortunately there is no coach parking near the Royal Mews.


London Blue Badge Guides are allowed to guide at two points in the Main Quadrangle. Visitors can also enjoy a free multimedia tour.

Access and mobility

The Royal Mews is fully accessible. Concessionary rates are available if you have a disability and we offer a free access companion ticket which can be booked online.

An accessible toilet, a Changing Space and seating are available.

Registered assistance dogs are welcome.

The multimedia guide is available in British Sign Language (BSL) and with subtitles, and an audio-descriptive guide is available for blind or partially-sighted visitors.

A number of Wardens are Dementia Friends, please ask staff for any assistance. You can also download a sensory map (PDF).

The Mews visitor route is mostly outdoors but mostly covered, taking in several stable and coach-house areas. You may wish to download a photo journey (PDF) to help you plan your visit.

There is no café or parking available at the Royal Mews, but both are available nearby.

General information on visiting is available on our Practical Information page.

For detailed access information, please select one of the options below. For any other information, you can contact the Specialist Sales team on +44 (0)303 123 7324 or by emailing [email protected].


Buckingham Palace

Open daily

Windsor Castle

Open Thursday - Monday

The income from your ticket contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Royal Collection Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.