Royal Mews

sights / Architecture

Royal Mews information

London , United Kingdom
Address
Street Buckingham Palace Rd
Extras SW1
More information
www.royalcollection.org.uk
Prices
adult/child £8/5, with Queen's Gallery £16.25/9.10
Opening hours
10am-5pm Apr-Oct, to 4pm Mon-Sat Nov-Dec
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Lonely Planet review

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.