Walking Tours

Royal Mews

The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace Buckingham Palace Road London SW1W 0QH
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The Royal Mews or Kings Mews were originally kept in Charing Cross from 1377. Royal Hawks were kept at the Charing Cross Site, the name mews arises from the fact they were kept in the building at their ‘mewing’ or moulting time.

During the reign of Queen Victoria (1819-1901) Buckingham Palace became both the home and official residence of the Monarch, which meant more use for the Royal Mews. The Royal Mews expanded during the reign of Queen Victoria, who had as many as 200 horses there at one time.

Open: February to March Monday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm (last admission 3:15 pm). March to October 10 am – 5 pm (last admission 4:15). November Monday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm (last admission 3:15).

Price: Adult £10, Child £5.80, Under 5 Free, Concession £9.20, Family (2 adults, 3 under 17s) £25.80.

Where is the Royal Mews? It is a 4 minute walk from Victoria Station in zone 1. Victoria serves the Victoria, District, Circle lines.

What is nearby on foot? Trafalgar Square 21 mins, Buckingham Palace 6 mins, The Guards Museum 5 mins, St James Palace 7 mins, Kensington Palace 40 mins.

Did you know? The Royal Mews houses the Royal Carriage’s including the Gold State Coach, horses and State Cars.