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Opening hours

The Royal Mews is open from 10am until 4pm from the 1st of February until the 24th of March and during the month of November. The last admission during this time is at 3.15pm.

From the 25th of March until the 31st of October it is open from 10am until 5pm every day with the last admission at 4.15pm.

The Royal Mews are closed during December and January in addition to State Visits and any royal events.

How to get there

Train- the nearest over ground train station is Victoria. It is then a 10 minute walk from the Railway Station.

Coach- Victoria Coach Station is just a 10 minute walk from Buckingham Palace.

Walk- this area of London is easy to walk with several parks to keep away from the busy streets.

Underground- the closest underground stations are at Victoria, St. James’s Park, Green Park and Hyde Park Corner.

Bus- routes 11, 211, C1 and C10 all stop along Buckingham Palace Road.

FAQ

How much do tickets to the Royal Mews cost?
Adult tickets (aged from 17-59) cost £12, children’s tickets (5-16) cost £6.80 with under fives free. There are concessions tickets available for those aged 60+ or students in possession of a valid ID card costing £11.
Can I buy tickets online?
Yes, if you buy your tickets in advance online then you will receive an e-voucher through your email. This should be printed and brought with you. E-vouchers are valid for one year although they are cannot be exchanged, cancelled or refunded.
How long does a visit last?
The average time taken over a visit is about one hour. You will be given a multimedia self-guided device to guide you around the tour. This lasts for about 45 minutes.
Are there any guided tours available?
There are free 45 minute guided tours available only in English from April until October. These tours start at the security area at 10.15am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.
Are there security checks?
Before you begin your tour every visitor must go through an airport style security check. You should arrive with as few bags as possible as there are no cloakrooms to store any bulky items you may be carrying.
Are there any restricted items I should not bring with me?
There are several items that are deemed inappropriate for a visit here including large items of baggage and any sharp items such as pen-knives or scissors. Smoking, including the use of electronic e-cigarettes is also forbidden.
Is there anything to keep the children occupied?
During the weekends there are a range of fun activities for all the family in the Education Room.
Can I bring refreshments in with me?
Eating and drinking are not permitted within the Royal Mews. Before you can be admitted you will have to place any food and drink items inside closed bags. There are no facilities on site for buying food and drink except for bottled water which is available at the shop.

Must Know

Gold State Coach
The Gold State Coach has been in use for conducting coronations for almost 200 years. It is drawn by 8 horses and has been in use since the 1821 coronation of King George IV. Other beautiful State Coaches include the Irish State Coach and the newest addition to the fleet, the Diamond Jubilee State Coach. This newest royal coach is smaller and was built for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012. It was only the second royal coach to be built in more than a century. Although it looks very traditional it has interior heating and electric windows.
Visit the working stables
A visit to the stables can be an educational experience as you will learn why different breeds of horse work on different occasions.
Free multimedia guide
This free guide is available in 9 languages including English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and Russian.
The horses
The horses are the engines to the coaches and two breeds are housed at the stables to complete this task. The horses are all Cleveland Bays or Windsor Greys. Each horse is exquisitely dressed when used on a royal occasion.
Motorised modes of transport
Not every journey taken by the Royal Family requires horse drawn transport and for the occasions when motorised transport id required there are cars for this purpose. The cars are very special and on a visit here you can see the two Bentley state limousines owned by the Queen in addition to the Rolls Royce Phantom IV, this is the rarest Rolls Royce made by the company throughout its history.
Other fascinating aspects of the tour
During the tour of the Royal Mews you will be introduced to the fascinating history of the building and its function today. Staff members that live and work at the Royal Mews describe their roles within the Royal Household. You can also watch behind the scenes footage on how the horses are trained, the care taken of the carriages and cars as they are prepared for a royal occasion as well as learning about the history of the Royal Mews and its residents.

Places Nearby

The London Noses
London has several secrets and mysteries not universally known by the majority of its visitors. The London Noses is one of these strange attractions often unseen to the unsuspecting eye. These small objects are scattered about Soho, they are life-sized noses made of bronze and attached to several buildings in the area as a protest by British artist Rick Buckley. Some of the noses are difficult to spot, high above the ground; others are at eye-level. They began appearing in 1997 as a protest to the high number of CCTV cameras that were appearing across the city. The easiest one to find is located at Admiralty Arch.
London’s Last Sewer Lamp
Located next to the 5 star Savoy Hotel is the last remaining sewer lamp in London. It was powered by the methane produced from the sewerage beneath the streets. The lamps were originally installed to burn off the smell created in London of the 19th century. The lamps were a low cost way of producing light and they operated 24 hours each day as there was no way to switch the lamps off.
The Royal Cockpit
Located next to St. James’s Park, the Royal Cockpit or the cockpit-on-court was a theatre used for cockfighting. People would come in and place bets on which bird they thought would win in these fights to the death. Cockfighting was banned in both England and Scotland in the 19th century and little remains of the original fighting arena although the steps where spectators would sit remain in place.