Royal Mews
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Royal Mews is home to the royal collection of historic coaches and carriages and is considered to be one of the finest working stables in existence. The Royal Mews is responsible for all road travel arrangements for The Queen and members of the Royal Family and is home to the most dazzling display of coaches including the Gold State Coach, which has been used at every coronation since that of George IV in 1821. During your visit, you will be able to see The Diamond Jubilee State Coach.
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Neighborhood: Westminster
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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  • Hyde Park Corner • 10 min walk
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Ian H
Pulborough, UK116 contributions
Mar 2023
We wanted to see the carriages and state coaches before the coronation and see them up close, they are stunning and well worth a trip up. We purchased our tickets online in advance and you choose what time you wish to visit so there are not huge numbers of people all at once. We followed the tour around and the guide was very good and after we went back around taking photos when the coaches had no one around them. Excellent
Written March 17, 2023
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Tim S
Tiptree, UK2 contributions
Mar 2023 • Family
What an amazing hidden gem. The Royal Mews is located just round the corner from the front of Buckingham Palace, and is a real working part of the Palace that you actually get to walk around!
It's cheap for entry, with a really good family deal, and all the staff were so friendly. I cannot fault them, they made our experience all the more enjoyable.

The coaches we saw are absolutely amazing, and you can get close up. You can see the coaches that have pulled the likes of Queen Victoria, and even the ones that will be used by the king at his coronation in a few months.

We met a few characters too. We took the short free tour, which was led by Mandy. She was such a lovely person, and the tour was really interesting and often hilarious. We also got to meet the boss of the mews, and got some tips (for my young daughter) on how you can come to work there!

As it is a working yard, we were lucky enough to see some horses arrive, and some coach pulling practise, for the kings coronation .

It was a fantastic afternoon, and something we just stumbled across by chance. We will definitely go again... in fact the ticket allows you to revisit free for 12 months!

Thank you to all the staff that made us feel welcome, and were especially considerate to my wife who has difficulty walking.

100% recommend, even if horses aren't your thing.
Written March 4, 2023
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sisterbay716
Chicago, IL371 contributions
Aug 2022
The Mews was a highlight of our London visit, in part because it was so easy to see! Just a short walk from the Palace (good to do the two together), there was no line to enter and no real crowd (later that same day we were with hundreds of other people entering the Palace). There is a great audio tour which explains the history and significance of each of the carriages and shows times when each carriage was used for official royal purposes. One walks through the horse stables (we saw just one) and sees the courtyard area around the stables and the residences of the keepers. It doesn't take long, so plan about 30-45 minutes. There's a small gift shop at the end. If it is hot, take a bottle of water as it is quite sunny and hot. Happily, this was the only place in all of London that I encountered a water vending machine (as of Aug '22)!
Written August 31, 2022
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Georgia boy
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Aug 2022 • Couples
Did you know,. That the Royal Mews ticket office does not accept pound sterling from the Royal Bank of Scotland. I thought for sure that Scotland was part of the United Kingdom,.... Oh well
Written August 20, 2022
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JRMADA
United States3,278 contributions
Aug 2022
This an interesting place. The carriages are beautiful, and horses are horses what else can I say. The history and the day to day operation of the Mews are very informative. The staff is lovely (friendly and helpful). Entering the place was quick and well organized. We went as early as possible, so it was not extremely hot during our visit. We recommend this place.
Written August 12, 2022
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karenpammy2016
San Francisco, CA1,097 contributions
Jul 2022
The Royal Mews had been closed due to the pandemic during the past two years and we had purchased a London Pass prior to the pandemic. Fortunately it opened back up the end of this May and we had a chance to utilize our London Pass. Entrance to the Royal Mews did not require an advance online reservation. Upon arrival around 12 p.m., we did not find any long lines and were admitted in immediately.

You can do a self-guided tour to view several of the Queen's horses in the stable, several of Royal coaches including the newest one- Diamond Jubilee State Coach built specifically for Queen Elizabeth II for her 60 years as the Queen of England. The Gold State Coach is housed in its own room-- it has been used for every coronation since 1821-- a sight to see with all the glittering gold, carvings, and detailed work-- not to be missed.
Written August 5, 2022
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Graham W
17 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
Frankly a waste of time and a non event.
Bad start, two admission booths open, despite a very long queue they were operating at a ‘Snails Pace.’
With disinterested stewards busy watching the queue stagnating.

Empty stables and video showing preparation of horses. And a mention of Royal cars etc.
The State Coaches were moderately interesting and the tack room and that’s about it.
We then went to Buckingham Palace which was efficient, speedy and amazing.

Give this Royal Mews a miss, it’s a waste of precious time.
Written August 4, 2022
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James A
675 contributions
Jul 2022
was ok, was expecting something better. the ticketing to get into the mews was unbelievably hard, the women who was organising said she had worked there for 10 years seemed like 10 minutes and it was awful. was expecting a bit more with the mems. spoke to one of the guys on duty who was great and gave a little history. the audio guides are lacking, the carriages need to be more assessable. glad we went, would i recommend yes but not as a first choice to do. takes about an hour to walk around
Written August 1, 2022
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Jo K
Worcester, UK6,525 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
We bought the 3 attractions £55 ticket. Personally I’d book staterooms as early in day as possible plus royal mews 2 to 3 hours later. It was really great to see all the coaches.
Well worth a visit
Written July 28, 2022
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joy p
45 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
12pm guide was fab, informative, friendly. Coaches fab. Very interesting history re coaches and cars..but we assumed there would be lots of horses too in a mews. Only 2 and we could hardly see them in their stables. Hence 4 stars instead of 5.
Written July 9, 2022
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