Enjoy a visit to The Royal Mews and Afternoon Tea at The Royal Horseguards Hotel.
The Royal Mews is one of the finest working stables anywhere in the world and home to the royal collection of historic coaches and carriages and the Windsor Greys and Cleveland Bays, the horses that pull the carriages.
To this day, the stables are still responsible for all road travel arrangements for His Majesty The King and other members of the Royal Family.
The Royal Mews has been the location of the sovereign’s road transport since 1760 when George III moved his carriage collection closer to his new home at Buckingham Palace – since then it has been updated by several monarchs in keeping with their changing transport needs.
Among the historic coaches and carriages on display are the spectacular Diamond Jubilee State Coach, and the Australian State Coach, which was given to Queen Elizabeth II as a gift from the Australian people, and even includes central heating!
The most dazzling of all is the Gold State Coach, which has been used at every coronation since that of George IV in 1821, and which played a starring role in the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022.
After your visit you can talk a stroll along The Mall to The Royal Horseguards Hotel to enjoy a relaxing dining experience. An impressive historic building in London, The Royal Horseguards Hotel is situated on the River Thames at the Embankment.
It encompasses two iconic buildings: The National Liberal Club which has played host to historical icons including Churchill, Gladstone and Lloyd-George; and the club’s magnificent apartments which were previously the home of the first chief of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service.
Inside you’ll find Victorian grandeur combined with elegant, first-class contemporary comfort which sets The Royal Horseguards Hotel apart as one of the finest hotels near Westminster.
The sample menu is as follows, this is subject to seasonal changes.
Lemon meringue pie
Gin and lime pebble
Cucumber and cream cheese fingers
Egg mayo and cress fingers
Smoked salmon fingers
Ham and English mustard fingers
Fruit scone or plain scone
with strawberry & raspberry jam and Cornish clotted cream
Choice of Tea:
English, Breakfast, Strawberry & Cream (The Royal Horseguards’ unique blend)
Earl Grey, Darjeeling, Mint, Green, Fruit, Chamomile
Please note the opening times and dates are subject to close due to short notice.