Since the reign of Chales I, the Royal Family has amassed a priceless collection of paintings, sculpture, ceramics, furniture and...
Changing of the Guard
This is a London ‘must see’ – if you actually get to see anything from among the crowds. The old guard (Foot Guards of the Household...
Built in 1703 for the Duke of Buckingham, Buckingham Palace replaced St James's Palace as the monarch's official London residence in...
The Sardinian seaside comes to Belgravia in a dazzling white dining room with flavoursome seafood dishes, regional wines and impeccable...
Buckingham Palace Rd · interesting places nearby
Royal Mews information
South of the palace, the Royal Mews (www.royalcollection.org.uk; Buckingham Palace Rd SW1; adult/child £8/5; h10am-5pm Apr-Oct, to 4pm Mon-Sat Nov-Dec) started life as a falconry but is now a working stable looking after the royals’ immaculately groomed horses, along with the opulent vehicles the monarch uses for transport. The Queen is well known for her passion for horses and she names every horse that resides at the mews.
Highlights for visitors include the enormous and opulent gold coach of 1762, which has been used for every coronation since that of George III, the 1910 Glass Coach used for royal weddings (Prince William and Catherine Middleton actually used the 1902 State Landau to make the best of the good weather) and a Rolls-Royce Phantom IV from the royal fleet.