Royal Mews
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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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  • nowpacking
    Dallas, Texas3,230 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Royal Mews
    Where else can you see a historic collection of the finest carriages and coaches that have been used by kings and queens for hundreds of years?! We really enjoyed our visit and it was full of historic details and well informed staff. Would have been better to have just a few more than two horses that we could not really see since they are such a pivotal part of the exhibit. The Gold State Coach, at over 260 years old is the star of the collection. The immense size and overall shining gold captures the attention of all. The details are incredible - so take you time to focus on each one and the history it represents.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 10, 2023
  • jayem76
    Leeds, United Kingdom118 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A while since my last visit
    I had visited the Royal Mews before, but as a child, and didn't really remember much, so I made a repeat visit. It's not huge, and doesn't require a full day like some London attractions might, but it could quite easily be combined with a visit to the neighbouring Buckingham Palace. The carriages are the highlight, especially the magnificent Gold State Coach, which I didn't get a good photo of on my previous trip. I was disappointed about the lack of horses in residence, but I was reliably informed by an extremely friendly and knowledgeable guide that they were away on holiday. Well we all need one don't we, and I guess they've had a busy few months, so I'll let them off!! I opted to buy a guide book, rather than take the audio guide, as I can use it to add information to all the photos I took to replace the older ones I have in my album from my previous visit
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 30, 2023
  • jilliano672
    Horsham District, United Kingdom163 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Family Day in London
    We booked in advance & on arrival joined a guided tour of the Royal Mews. Our guide Ruth was very informative & helped make the whole experience a memorable one. We did not feel rushed in anyway & were allowed to take photographs of the Gold Coronation Coach & State Coaches. It was very interesting & I would recommend to others.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 13, 2023
  • Katherine B
    Rothesay, Canada340 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Everything You'd Expect of a Royal Barn!
    Loved our visit to the Mews! Being July many of the horses were on holiday in the pastures of Windsor Castle but we did get to see a few of the Windsor Greys and the newest addition, George, a gift from the RCMP to the Queen last year. Being Canadian this was important to me and actually got to watch them exercising George in the indoor arena. George is related through bloodlines to the Queens favorite horse of all time, Bermese, another gift from the RCMP in 1969. Bermese is the one she rode side saddle in the Trouping of the Color Parades. The mews is spotless and can hold 100 horses, right next door to the palace. The Royal coaches are on display in all their magnificence! Loved this visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 13, 2023
  • danielgraham1989
    Chandler’s Ford, United Kingdom243 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible to see the Gold State Coach up close!
    Really interesting to visit the Royal Mews and see the stunning carriages used by the Royal Family. The Gold State Coach was simply stunning to see and walk around. Audio guide useful and not overload of information. A really enjoyable visit
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 20, 2023
  • pferrelli
    Somerville, Massachusetts216 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Royal View of the State Coaches
    Took a self guided tour of the Royal Mews. While we were given audio guides to play as we went along, we chose not to use them and just read the descriptions hanging up at each coach. It was very impressive to see each one, especially the Gold State Coach that was used only the month before at King Charles' coronation! It was a nice take in and we learned quite a lot about the royal family and their history.
    Visited June 2023
    Written August 20, 2023
  • Steve D
    Divonne-les-Bains, France818 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Special place which could be overlooked
    It was pleasure to walk round the Mews although we only saw 2 of the Greys. Assume the rest were out exercising in Hyde Park. There is a wonderful collection of state coaches and the final Golden carriage is amazing. Seemed to us much bigger than we expected and covered head to toe in leaf gold. Amazing to see and most weigh many tons.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 18, 2023
  • Taylor
    Laurel, Maryland164 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique History of the Royal Family
    So cool and interesting to learn about the royal carriages and royal horses of Buckingham Palace and the Royal Family! Each carriage was on display with detailed information about the history and purpose of each one. Of course, the main attraction was the Gold State Coach - breathtaking! Also neat to see the Riding School arena!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 25, 2023
  • Lisa P
    Katy, Texas150 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s NOT just about the horses
    Crowded but worth a visit. We were there the first week of September and there were only two horses. This is typical when the RF removes to Balmoral during the summer and the horses to Hampton Court for refresher training and relaxation. This is not listed on their website, and there were many, many complaints from other tourists that their trip was ruined because they just wanted to see the horses. Ungrateful. A few minutes on the official Royal Mews website details just what is on display and what you can expect. I was absolutely enthralled by the magnificence and opulence of the coaches. It was a spectacular privilege to be able to see them in person and I think a visit is definitely worth the time.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 14, 2023
  • mjc_travels
    Lexington, Massachusetts414 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous carriages!
    I enjoyed visiting the Royal Mews - the craftsmanship of the carriages are amazing. I was disappointed by the fact that we didn’t really get to see any horses. There were two horses in a stall but they were barely visible. Thus, if you want to see horses, I would skip this place.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 25, 2024
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Tim S
Tiptree, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Wendy S
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
My daughter and I were prepared to take a self guided audio tour when we were welcomed to Mandy’s tour which was just beginning. We promptly returned our headsets and enjoyed every minute of our wonderful guide. The carriages are remarkable and it was so nice to see them up close and snap a few photos. The history of the Mews is amazing and it astounds me to think that some of the people here have been working for the crown for generations. The golden state coach is a sight to be seen and a definite highlight! Mandy was witty, generous with her knowledge and clearly loves what she does as evidenced by her energy and personality. Highly recommend a visit if you’re in London!
Written June 20, 2022
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jayem76
Leeds, UK118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
I had visited the Royal Mews before, but as a child, and didn't really remember much, so I made a repeat visit. It's not huge, and doesn't require a full day like some London attractions might, but it could quite easily be combined with a visit to the neighbouring Buckingham Palace. The carriages are the highlight, especially the magnificent Gold State Coach, which I didn't get a good photo of on my previous trip. I was disappointed about the lack of horses in residence, but I was reliably informed by an extremely friendly and knowledgeable guide that they were away on holiday. Well we all need one don't we, and I guess they've had a busy few months, so I'll let them off!! I opted to buy a guide book, rather than take the audio guide, as I can use it to add information to all the photos I took to replace the older ones I have in my album from my previous visit
Written July 30, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

JRMADA
United States3,326 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Jean-Paul B
Leeds, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Best acknowledge about Royal family transport.
First I would thank the entirety royal staff mews for the job they do with a smile on their face. Made all of us welcome to the land of the British monarchy. I was even invited to take and film how long it take with my go pro black 10. We were introduced to the different horses used by the Royals, the different carriages for different event and of course the Wonderful Golden Coach with some story about of the making of it.
My fiance and I. "my husband and I" accordingly her Majesty had a remarkable moment .
Worth a visit.
Ps: the British royal family is down to earth with their private life style but very protocolared for the safeguard of the Monarchy.
Written July 4, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

nowpacking
Dallas, TX3,230 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Where else can you see a historic collection of the finest carriages and coaches that have been used by kings and queens for hundreds of years?!
We really enjoyed our visit and it was full of historic details and well informed staff. Would have been better to have just a few more than two horses that we could not really see since they are such a pivotal part of the exhibit.
The Gold State Coach, at over 260 years old is the star of the collection.
The immense size and overall shining gold captures the attention of all.
The details are incredible - so take you time to focus on each one and the history it represents.
Written July 10, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Katherine B
Rothesay, Canada340 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Loved our visit to the Mews! Being July many of the horses were on holiday in the pastures of Windsor Castle but we did get to see a few of the Windsor Greys and the newest addition, George, a gift from the RCMP to the Queen last year. Being Canadian this was important to me and actually got to watch them exercising George in the indoor arena. George is related through bloodlines to the Queens favorite horse of all time, Bermese, another gift from the RCMP in 1969. Bermese is the one she rode side saddle in the Trouping of the Color Parades. The mews is spotless and can hold 100 horses, right next door to the palace. The Royal coaches are on display in all their magnificence! Loved this visit.
Written August 13, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ian H
Pulborough, UK124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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pferrelli
Somerville, MA216 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Took a self guided tour of the Royal Mews. While we were given audio guides to play as we went along, we chose not to use them and just read the descriptions hanging up at each coach.
It was very impressive to see each one, especially the Gold State Coach that was used only the month before at King Charles' coronation! It was a nice take in and we learned quite a lot about the royal family and their history.
Written August 20, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

golouis99
Jerusalem, Israel592 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Visited the Royal Mews after watching changing of the guard (only 5 minutes walks between the two attractions). The coaches are very impressive as was the information supplied by our guide. All the staff were very friendly. However, we only saw two horses but were told there were more on site. The whole visit lasted about 45 minutes and is quite expensive for what you get.
Written June 28, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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