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A Quick Overview of Royal Mews
A Royal Mews is a mews (i.e. combined stables, carriage house and in recent times also the garage) of the British Royal Family. In London the Royal Mews has occupied two main sites, formerly at Charing Cross, and since the 1820s at Buckingham Palace.
- The site is open to the public throughout much of the year.
- The first set of stables to be referred to as a mews was at Charing Cross at the western end of The Strand.
- The royal hawks were kept at this site from 1377 and the name derives from the fact that they were confined there at moulting (or "mew") time.