The Royal Mews | Day Out With The Kids

The Royal Mews

5 star Rating 5 / 5 1 reviews

Belgravia, Greater London, England

  • Guard by Diamond Jubilee State Coach at The Royal Mews in London
  • Horse with driver at The Royal Mews in London
  • Diamond Jubilee State Coach at The Royal Mews in London
  • Guards marching outside Buckingham Palace at The Royal Mews in London

Attraction Information

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Ages: 9+

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

The Royal Mews is all about travelling in style with some the finest working stables in existence, and as a home to vehicles used for royal engagements - including a GOLD carriage. Cue up some serious Disney-themed fantasies!

You’ll get a behind-the-scenes peek into the department of the Royal Household which provides carriages, cars etc. for The Queen and Royal Family. See spectacular and historical vehicles like the famous Gold State Coach which was last used during The Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002. In fact, it’s been a centrepiece at every coronation since that of George IV in 1821!

The Royal Mews are home to The Queen’s horses who have the proud responsibility of drawing the official coaches and carriages. If you’re lucky you may be able to spot them on your visit. Kids will also love the family activity trails or a trip to the learning room which offers up fun activities at weekends and during school holidays.

  • See historical state vehicles - including a gold carriage!
  • Visit the royal stables 
  • Family trails and a learning room

*Image credits: Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017, and Pawel Libera.


  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Buckingham Palace Road, London, Greater London, SW1W 1QH, England


Click here to visit The Royal Mews's website
030 3123 7300

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

1st February – 24th March
Monday to Saturday 10:00 – 16:00

25th March – 31st October
Monday to Sunday 10:00 – 17:00

1st – 30th November
Monday to Saturday 10:00 – 16:00


General Admission
Adults from £12.00
Kids (5-17) from £6.80
Under 5's from Free
Family from £30.80

Last Entry

45 minutes before attraction closes

More Information


Fascinating, Interactive and fun!

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by CazBud . 25.09.17

It was fascinating to get an inside view of the working part of the Palace. A must see are the Ceremonial coaches, especially the Gold Coronation Coach. We saw the Royal horses being put through their paces too in the riding school. Kids can get involved in the tack room by dressing up as groomsmen and attempting to bridle and saddle a horse! Not a real one of course! Informative Audio guides are available for Adults and the Kids get their own fun version too. Plenty of photo opportunities.