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The Household Cavalry Museum

Horse Guards Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX, England
+44 20 7930 3070
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Situated at Horse Guards, Whitehall between Trafalgar Square and Westminster Abbey the Museum lies at the heart of historic London in magnificent mid 18th century vaulted stables. Dazzling displays of uniforms, weaponry and other prized exhibits present a celebration and history of the British Army's senior regiments the Life Guards and the Blues and Royals, who uniquely form Her Majesty The Queen's mounted bodyguard. Open daily from 10am.
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Horse Guards Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX, England
+44 20 7930 3070
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Full of history and a chance to view the stables of active troopers and their horses. Trying on the uniforms has to be done. Incredibly hot and heavy. Hats off to the boys on parade!

Thank jax454
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent about an hour here learning about the unit and there function in history and how it has evolved to todays modern warfare, make sure you do the audio tour, it's free when you've purchased your entry ticket, there are also...More

Thank Pat D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting little museum. Timed it right to watch the changing of the guard and bringing the horses in. Fascinating little place.

1  Thank HolidayCaro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an hour spare during our recent trip to London and as we had a £10 days our Tesco voucher we decided to use it here. The museum isn't very big however if you tie the visit in with the changing of the guard...More

1  Thank Daveygrohl
Reviewed 18 May 2017

It was late at night and I couldn't go inside (it was closed, of course), but I managed to take a photo of the front, what made my visit really worth, because it is a nice place with beautiful architecture outside.

1  Thank Paula L
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

I really wanted to see the horses in the Changing of the Guard but the timing just didn't work for us. But we really enjoyed the museum: the collection of uniforms & shiny equipment, and the history of how they came to be. There is...More

1  Thank itchfoot
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend visited on a weekend away in London. We were hesitant whether to go inside for £7 each however did anyway. we were greeted by a lovely lady who definitely knew her stuff! She explained all the history and we were lucky...More

1  Thank Kayleigh F
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Well organised, participative museum, good fun and lots to learn! The staff were lovely and we learned a lot the audio was also helpful and easy to use.

1  Thank Sue B
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Came across this museum by chance and went in for a look around... pretty impressive! Beautifully laid out with some excellent exhibits. It's in part of the old stables at Horse Guards so in places the floor is actually cobble stones! The uniforms on display...More

1  Thank Barbara A
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

A very unique place in London. Very nice and interesting. The Gards stand still without movement! Just amazing!

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If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a
grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to
start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster
Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square,
and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham
Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just
up the road as well. As captivating as the
architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are
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18 December 2016|
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Response from mary c | Reviewed this property |
If you time it with the horse parade at St James 1 hr plus. If you love horses and English history 45 min. You can buzz through in 20. Costumes to try on. Lots to see. Audio tour available. Really nice. Near by pub... More