Royal Mews

Historic Building in The West End

Southwest of the palace, the Royal Mews started life as a falconry but is now a working stable looking after the Royal Family's 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. Nash's 1820 stables are stunning.

Highlights for visitors include the enormous and opulent Gold State Coach of 1762, which has been used for every coronation since that of George IV in 1821; the 1911 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 VI from the royal fleet.