Guards Museum

ADDRESS
Wellington Barracks, Westminster, Birdcage Walk, London SW1E 6HQ†
TELEPHONE
OPENING TIMES
10am-4pm Daily (last admission 3.30pm) | Closed Dec 16 to Jan 2 | Call ahead on ceremonial days to check opening
PRICES
£4 (Adult), £2 (Concessions), FREE (Under 16s)

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Guards MuseumThe Guards Museum houses a collection of uniforms, colours and artefacts spanning over 300 years of history of the Foot Guards. There are five regiments of Foot Guards: the Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards. Along with the two regiments of Household Cavalry they make up Her Majesty's Household Division. These are the servicemen you see at the changing of the guards at the royal residences including Buckingham Palace. Within the museum is the Guards Chapel where Sunday services, accompanied by a choir and the band of one of the regiments of The Household Division, are open to the public. Functions at the museum and private views can be arranged.

Guards Museum images

Guards Museum† Wellington Barracks Exterior †

Guards Museum - Wellington Barracks Exterior

Guards Museum Wellington Barracks Exterior†

Opening and closing times for Guards Museum

Today (Sunday) Guards Museum closes at 15.30

Monday:

10.00
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15.30

Tuesday:

10.00
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15.30

Wednesday:

10.00
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15.30

Thursday:

10.00
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15.30

Friday:

10.00
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15.30

Saturday:

10.00
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15.30

Sunday:

10.00
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15.30

LondonTown.com - Guards Museum Location Map

Underground Stations

Underground Stations

St James's Park Tube Station
3 minutes walk
Victoria Tube Station
7 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Victoria Railway Station
8 minutes walk
Charing Cross Railway Station
15 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Arlington House Pure Parking
9 minutes walk
Q-Park Westminster
9 minutes walk

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London's Best Events 2014

Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

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Hotels near Guards Museum

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St James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £99† 40% off
45-51 Buckingham Gate, SW1E | 2 minutes from Guards Museum
When it was built in 1897, this gloriously luxurious hotel was the London home for visiting aristocrats from throughout the world. Now, with its location in ... More
Taj 51 Buckingham Gate, Suites and Residences London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £180† 41% off
51 Buckingham Gate, SW1E | 2 minutes from Guards Museum
Located just a few moments away from the famous Buckingham Palace, the Taj 51 Buckingham Gate, Suites and Residences London is a luxurious five star hotel ... More
St Ermin's Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £133† 27% off
2 Caxton Street, SW1H | 3 minutes from Guards Museum
A listed Victorian building, this hotel has kept the old English charm beautifully intact while offering guests comfortable rooms and efficient Italian service. It's located in ... More
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Alternative Museums nearest Guards Museum

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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Churchill War Rooms
London > Attractions > Museums
Clive Steps, King Charles Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 8 minutes from Guards Museum
Winston Churchill directed the troops during World War II from a small warren of underground rooms, which are now open to the public. Visitors to the ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Household Cavalry Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Horse Guards, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 11 minutes from Guards Museum
Visitors to the Household Cavalry Museum can watch troopers working with their horses in the original 18th century stables (via a glazed screen) and hear accounts ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Garden Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 16 minutes from Guards Museum
Situated in the restored church of St Mary-at-Lambeth, adjacent to Lambeth Palace on the banks of the River Thames, the Garden Museum provides an insight into ... More
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Sights and Attractions near Guards Museum

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Guards Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Birdcage Walk, SW1A | 3 minutes from Guards Museum
Once Buckingham Palace's resident chapel, the Queen's Gallery was opened in 1962 and holds regularly changing exhibitions. It allows the general public glimpses of rarely seen ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Buckingham Palace
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Buckingham Palace Road, SW1A | 3 minutes from Guards Museum
England's most famous royal palace, and the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace opens the doors of its State Rooms to the public every ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Clarence House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St James's Palace, St James's, London SW1 | 5 minutes from Guards Museum
The home of the Queen Mother from 1953 to 2002, a tour of Clarence House is an excellent way of experiencing the living history of the ... More
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Near Guards Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wicked
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 1st August 2010 to 21st March 2015 - Various Times
Apollo Victoria Theatre, 17 Wilton Road, Victoria, London SW1V | 7 minutes from Guards Museum
'The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz' introduces us to some very familiar characters, years before they met Dorothy. One of them is a clever, ...More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Richard III
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 1st July to 27th September 2014
Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall, SW1A | 12 minutes from Guards Museum
Sherlock star Martin Freeman stars as Richard III in Jamie Lloyd's production of Shakespeare's history drama, appearing alongside Gina McKee (Di & Viv & Rose, King ...More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The 39 Steps
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 14th September 2006 to 28th March 2015 - Various Times
Criterion Theatre, 218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, St James's, London SW1Y | 13 minutes from Guards Museum
Hitchcock's 1935 movie is a masterpiece of sustained adventure, as the hero - framed for murder - becomes both pursuer and prey for a shadowy international ...More
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Entertainment near Guards Museum

Near Guards Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St James Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
12 Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 4 minutes from Guards Museum
Billed by its operators as 'the first newly built central London theatre in 30 years', St James Theatre opens to ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Victoria Palace Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Victoria Street, Victoria, London SW1E | 6 minutes from Guards Museum
The exterior of the Victoria Palace is among the most impressive of any theatre in London. Before the advent of air travel, the giant arch, dome ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Westminster Cathedral
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
42 Francis Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 7 minutes from Guards Museum
Neo-Byzantine Roman Catholic church. London’s only example of neo-Byzantine architecture and principal Roman Catholic Church, offers a magnificent campanile that emerges 274 feet into the sky. While ... More
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Shopping near Guards Museum

The best shops and markets near Guards Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
William Curley, Harrods
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, SW1X | 5 minutes from Guards Museum
The William Curley chocolate empire continues to swell with the opening of the patissier and chocolatier's latest concession in Harrods. Curley has worked with ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lock & Co
London > Shopping > Clothing
6 St James's Street, St James's, London SW1A | 7 minutes from Guards Museum
Founded in 1676, for centuries Lock & Co. has been the place to shop for a top hat if you're off to Ascot. The quaint shop ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
John Lobb
London > Shopping > Shoes
9 St James's Street, St James's, London SW1A | 7 minutes from Guards Museum
This historic bootmakers in St James's, set up in 1849, may be steeped in history but it's still the place to go for top quality tailor-made ... More
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Restaurants near Guards Museum

What are the best dining options near Guards Museum London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Royal Quarter Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Wellington House, 72-73 Buckingham Gate, SW1E | 1 minute from Guards Museum
The Royal Quarter Cafe opens on 24th June 2013. The Royal Quarter Cafe occupies the ground floor of Wellington House, a striking ten storey mixed use ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bank Westminster and Zander Bar
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
45 Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1E | 2 minutes from Guards Museum
The tranquil dining room at Bank Westminster exudes class and sophistication, set within an airy conservatory which overlooks a outdoor courtyard complete with fountain. Regulars ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Library at St Ermin's Hotel
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
2 Caxton Street, Westminster, SW1H | 2 minutes from Guards Museum
In a stunning Regency-style setting, The Library at St Ermin's Hotel offers a cosmopolitan take on the great British tradition of afternoon tea. In a bright, ... More
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Education near Guards Museum

Near Guards Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, W1W | 23 minutes from Guards Museum
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, W1U | 23 minutes from Guards Museum
Whether you're a Nigella or not in the kitchen, the L'atelier des Chefs cookery school can teach you something. Classes are given in the basement kitchens ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 25 minutes from Guards Museum
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
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Leisure near Guards Museum

Guards Museum gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Urban Retreat at Harrods
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
5th Floor, Harrods, Westminster, London SW1X | 5 minutes from Guards Museum
Surely one of the most desirable places to spoil yourself rotten - the Urban Retreat flagship spa sits ever so prettily on the top floor of ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Green Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 8 minutes from Guards Museum
Although many of the parks in London are officially owned by the sovereign, it is the four central London parks (one of which is Green Park) ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Catalyst Health and Fitness Ltd
London > Leisure > Fitness
30 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 9 minutes from Guards Museum
Catalyst personal trainers are among the best in London. Get fit without doing yourself an injury, lose weight with a specially devised programme or build your ... More
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Pubs near Guards Museum

The best pubs near London Guards Museum.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Two Chairmen Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Dartmouth Street, SW1H | 5 minutes from Guards Museum
Two minutes away from Parliament Square and the Cabinet warm rooms, the Two Chairmen Public House is an olde worlde pub that retains a number of ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Reform Club
London > Nightlife > Pubs
104 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 10 minutes from Guards Museum
Located in the heart of London's traditional Clubland in Pall Mall,†The Reform Club was founded in 1836 and was membership was initially restricted to those who ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Red Lion Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 10 minutes from Guards Museum
Right across the street from the Houses of Parliament, the Red Lion is perfectly positioned for politicos to pop in for a pint after a heated ... More
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Nightlife near Guards Museum

Guards Museum clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Tapster
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
3 Brewers Green, Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 3 minutes from Guards Museum
Wine Bar ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cask & Glass
London > Nightlife > Bars
39 - 41 Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 3 minutes from Guards Museum
... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Leopard Champagne & Cocktail Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
41 Hotel London, 41 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W | 5 minutes from Guards Museum
A private bar for discerning guests at the five star 41 hotel and adjoining sister property The Rubens at the Palace, the Leopard Champagne & Cocktail ... More
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Meeting venue hire near Guards Museum

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Guards Museum.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Central Hall Westminster
London > Business > Venue Hire
Storey's Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 6 minutes from Guards Museum
Central London's largest conference and events venue has welcomed an array of illustrious speakers through the ages - including Gandhi, Churchill and the Prince of Wales. ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P | 7 minutes from Guards Museum
Seven floors of purpose-built meeting space in the heart of Westminster, the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre (QEIICC) is a well known permanent conference space situated ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Spencer House
London > Business > Venue Hire
27 St James's Place, St James's, London SW1A | 7 minutes from Guards Museum
Spencer family's 18th London residence. The ancestral home of Diana, Princess of Wales, the Spencer family hasn’t lived in this, their London residence, since 1926. Following ... More
 
 

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Every summer inquisitive visitors get the chance to look round Buckingham Palace and admire the interiors of the principal royal ...More

 
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The musician Benjamin Scheuer presents his solo show, developed from an album composed by Scheuer. Directed by Sean Daniels....More

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Inspect five ground floor rooms of the official residence of TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, ...More

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A unique collection of miniature Coronation chairs, including gold and silver replicas, jewellery charms, music boxes and money boxes....More

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