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Horse Guards Building

#225 of 1,558 things to do in London
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Address: Whitehall, London SW1, England

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For the changing of the guard!

Part and parcel of the pagentry of royal London. An interesting building and horse stables too. I enjoyed watching the Horse Guard parades as part of changing of the guard... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Part and parcel of the pagentry of royal London. An interesting building and horse stables too. I enjoyed watching the Horse Guard parades as part of changing of the guard Please note that on the side of the building is a museum describing not only all the details of the horses but also other aspects of British military life and... More 

Thank Buc_Haish
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

A fun visit to see the Queens Horseguards and to watch the changing of the Guards. The changing is a tradition rich event and is beautiful to watch. The event does take some time.

Thank Snowgod101
Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Would absolutely love to come back one day to see trooping of the colour. The English are marvelously traditional. Stunning building.

Thank Marelize_Schoeman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We were strolling along from Westminster to Downing street and walked into two beautiful horses. I immediately realized we stumbled onto something when I saw the guards. While I was busy getting the trusty camera ready I looked past the horses and saw even more. Apparently, I wasn't the only one that didn't realize what was happening so I grabbed... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I was lucky enough to be able to experience an uninterrupeted view of Trooping The Colour from this building. Internally, you get a feel of how important these buildings have been.

Thank hospitalman
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Well worth visiting. We were fortunate to witness the changing of the guard at noon. Located just down Whitehall from Downing Street.

Thank woody_clare
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This building is beautiful and the parade ground so big you can't imagine until you see it for yourself. We walked through and watch the changing of the Royal Horse Guards which happens each day and we then walked back through the arch and visited the museum which is to the left of the archway. A beautiful small museum but... More 

Thank Wendy G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

If you walk up from Westminster you will come to the Horse Guards Building which is special because of the guards outside. Out the back you have the mounting and ceremonial yards which is more interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I am sure a lot of people pass by this place and take a few pictures and keep on walking. Please don't as that would be a mistake. This large parade ground is where they troop the color on the Queen's birthday march. Look it up on You Tube. Try to get there a few minutes before 4 PM to... More 

Thank Timothy B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Nice way to spend some of your afternoon, although not a whole lot to see, I must say that I'm glad I did.

Thank superdupersammi

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