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Buckingham Palace Royal Mews
Buckingham Palace Royal Mews Tickets

Buckingham Palace Royal Mews Tickets

London, London

About Buckingham Palace Royal Mews

The Buckingham Palace Royal Mews are one of the world’s finest working stables, housing horses and professional equestrians who transport members of the royal family to and from stately affairs and seminal occasions. Servicing the United Kingdom’s King Charles III and his royal relatives, the mews feature historic coaches, including the resplendent Diamond Jubilee State Coach, which conveyed Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II to the State Opening of Parliament on June 4, 2014. That celebratory day commemorated the 60th anniversary of the queen’s crowning, and no such celebration is complete without splendid fanfare and trained horses!

The Gold State Coach may be the most dazzling of the historical constructions. This legendary coach has been used at every coronation since that of George IV in 1821, making it a living artifact of over 200 years. Located at Buckingham Palace, the tour lasts an hour, is family-friendly, and is free for children under five. Book tickets to The Royal Mews on TodayTix.

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Horses are beautiful creatures, and they deserve a stable and finery as majestic as they are. The Buckingham Palace Royal Mews gives horses the royal treatment: see the magnificent animals and their equestrians at work, and witness the carriages that play significant roles in coronations, jubilees, and more.

Visitors can take guided tours, tack up a wooden horse, check out the livery, snap a photo in a royal carriage, and visit the Royal Mews shop. A popular tourist site for families, visitors, and schools, the stable is part of Buckingham Palace, meaning guests can also see a special part of these royal grounds!

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The Buckingham Palace Royal Mews is home to the horses and carriages transporting kings, queens, and other royals to momentous occasions. A working stable, this tourist attraction gives visitors an inside look at the historied grounds of Buckingham Palace.

  • Don’t miss the Gold State Coach. While the coach isn't made of solid gold (it is actually made of giltwood, a thin layer of gold leaf over wood). It has a golden history: the coach has been used at every coronation since 1831. Weighing four tonnes, it is only ever used at a walking pace.
  • Take a family tour. Children can try tacking up a wooden pony in the State Stables to get it ready to pull a carriage. Then, dress up as a footman in a specially created livery that adheres to its use in the Victorian era. Finally, snap a family photo in a handsome model carriage.
  • Dive into the rich history. King George III bought Buckingham House in 1762, then moved some horses and carriages to the grounds. He commissioned the architect Sir William Chambers to create a riding school. In 1837, Queen Victoria became the first monarch to live in the redesigned Buckingham Palace, at which point the Royal Mews became a much more active place. Today, the stable’s duty holds true: it is responsible for training the Windsor Greys and Cleveland Bays, the horses that pull the royal carriages.

Run time

45 minutes

End date

October 30th, 2023




Buckingham Palace


Children are 5- 17 years. Young Person are 18-24 years. Under 5 are FREE

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