Buckingham Palace Road, SW1
Nearest Tube: Victoria
Just along the road from Buckingham Palace you will find the Royal Mews. These were built in 1824, originally as a home for falcons - the name comes from the word "mewing" which means feather shedding. Today it is where you can see the cars, carriages and even the horses that are used to transport the royal family around during ceremonial occasions.
The highlight of the display is the Gold State Coach, which is used for coronations - it was made in 1761 for George III (1760-1820), weighs four tons, is covered with 22 carat gold gilding and needs eight horses to pull it!
The Royal Mews are open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons during the summer, and on Wednesdays only during the winter. It is closed on ceremonial occasions and during Royal Ascot week in June.
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