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Royal Mews

  • Buckingham Palace Rd. Map It
  • St. James's

Published 08/20/2030

Fodor's Review

Fairy-tale gold-and-glass coaches and sleek Rolls-Royce state cars emanate from the Royal Mews, next door to the Queen's Gallery. Designed by John Nash, the Mews serves as the headquarters for Her Majesty's travel department (so beware of closures for state visits), complete with the Queen's own special breed of horses, ridden by wigged postilions decked in red-and-gold regalia. Between the stables and the riding school arena are exhibits of polished saddlery and riding tack. The highlight of the Mews is the splendid Gold State Coach, a piece of art on wheels, with its sculpted tritons and sea gods. There are activities for children, and free guided tours are available April through October (daily at 10:15, then hourly 11–4).

Sight Information


Buckingham Palace, Buckingham Palace Rd., London, Greater London, SW1A 1AA, England

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Sight Details:

  • £11; joint ticket with Queen's Gallery £19
  • Closed Dec.–Jan. and Sun. in Nov.

Published 08/20/2030


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