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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Neighbourhood: 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.
How to get there
  • Hyde Park Corner • 10 min walk
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  • nowpacking
    Dallas, Texas3,240 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 July 2023
  • jayem76
    Leeds, United Kingdom128 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 30 July 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
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 August 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 13 August 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 August 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 20 August 2023
  • Steve D
    Divonne-les-Bains, France817 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 September 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 September 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 October 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 May 2024
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R Schild
Cincinnati, OH2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Amazing to view the carriages and learn more about them. If you are in the area worth taking an hour to audio tour. Not overly crowed. Keep in mind you likely will not see but one or two hours this time of year there.

Go to the Horse Guard Parade grounds to see guards chasing.
Written 24 June 2024
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BigJeff L
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May 2024 • Couples
The only let down was the fact that there was only one horse to see. The Windsor Greys and Cleveland Bays are not always in the stables, but surely they could have stretched to a couple more.
The highlight is the magnificent Gold State Coach, the most beautifully decorated carriage in the Royal Collection. This fairytale-like carriage has been used for every coronation since 1821.
Give yourself between two and three hours to enjoy it all. It is well laid out and easy to get around.
Multimedia guides are available in multiple languages.
The Royal Mews does not have a cafe, and eating and drinking is not allowed onsite. There are lots of cafes and restaurants nearby.
Written 11 June 2024
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Faren A
Durham, NC18 contributions
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A must do! We thoroughly enjoyed our time here! Staff were very helpful! The carriages were beautiful and the facility was well kept! Nice gift shop as well. Definitely recommend this to anyone who is interested in the royal family and history.
Written 10 June 2024
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Philsfan105
79 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked the self guided tour. Provided alot of information. Only took about 45-60 minutes. I really enjoyed seeing all the state carriages and hearing the background.
Written 10 June 2024
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mjc_travels
Lexington, MA414 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
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.
Written 25 May 2024
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Larina P
North Carolina13 contributions
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This was our least favorite hour of an otherwise exceptional 10-day trip to London. The place was depressing… there were two horses… have no idea what we paid for. Skip it and take a horse ride through Hyde Park!
Written 17 May 2024
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Megan R
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable but he did not go to every exhibit, so you will tour some of it solo or you can grab an audio guide!
Written 13 May 2024
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C888
United Kingdom23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Absolutely lovely couple of hours spent here and in gift shop.
Horses, carriages, cars.
Even a dressing up area to try on uniforms.
Friendly staff.
Audio guide included in price.
Gift Aid admission price and you get option at Box Office to have your ticket changed to an annual admission ticket...at no extra charge (only £2 admin charge for future visits within the year)
Written 12 May 2024
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Dream40493858846
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Fantastic experience!!!! 5 Stars. Highly recommended. super friendly staff and very well organized. Will visit again.
Written 11 May 2024
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1966girl
Chichester, UK266 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Really glad I visited The Royal Mews - definitely recommended. This is a visit that takes less than an hour so should be paired with The Kings Gallery and perhaps afternoon tea at The Reubens Hotel just across the road.

There was an excellent and knowledgeable guided tour of the coaches & cars when I was there - I’m not sure if this is a permanent offering but it was really worthwhile. Seeing such iconic coaches such as The Jubilee State Coach, the Gold Coach and The Glass Coach and thinking of the historic moments they have been a part of was really lovely
Written 31 March 2024
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