Horse Guards Parade

 
 
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Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A 2AX
 
 
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Mon to Sat 11am-11am, Sun 10am-10am | Times refer to Changing of Guard. Mounted sentries (who change every hour) are on duty each day 10am-4pm.
 
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Horse Guards ParadeHorse Guards Parade is the setting for various military ceremonies throughout the year including the Trooping the Colour which marks the Queen's official birthday. At the heart of Whitehall, it was the traditional entrance to the Royal Palaces and is still guarded by mounted sentries from the Queen's Household Cavalry. Changing the Guard takes place here every morning - 11am Monday to Saturday and 10am on Sundays - and lasts 30 minutes. It is at this time that twelve mounted troops in traditional costume arrive from their Hyde Park Barracks. At the Guard Changing ceremony, the Old Guard forms up on the north side of the Horse Guards Parade enclosure and the New Guard on the south side. During the London 2012 Olympics Games Horse Guards Parade was the striking - and popular - venue for the Olympic beach volleyball competition.

 

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The Rifles Sounding Retreat On Horse GuardsThe Rifles Sounding Retreat On Horse GuardsAn evening of both music and history, celebrating Riflemen, past and present, as well as the heritage of the Regiment. Those performing will include officers and soldiers, who will have seen active service both in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past nine years.2016-06-01T20:00:00+01002016-06-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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The Rifles Sounding Retreat On Horse Guards
Beating RetreatBeating Retreat A fabulous floodlit evening of military music with fireworks including the ceremony of Beating Retreat in which a drum was used to order troops to break off fighting, a tradition dating back to the reign of James II. The Queen usually attends one of t hese annual concerts performed on Horse Guards Parade , set against the beautiful backdro2016-06-08T00:00:00+01002016-06-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Horse Guards Parade,   Whitehall      SW1A 2AX
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event > Kids Events
PRICING  From £15
DATES  Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th June 2016
A fabulous floodlit evening of military music with fireworks including the ceremony of Beating Retreat in which a drum was used to order troops to break off fighting, a tradition dating back to the reign of James II. The Queen usually attends one of t hese annual concerts performed on Horse Guards Parade , set against the beautiful backdro... More about this event
Trooping the ColourTrooping the ColourTrooping the ColourA vibrant display of ceremony and military history, Trooping the Colour, also known as The Queen's Birthday Parade, marks the second of the Queen's two birthdays (this is the official one, her actual birthday is on 21st April). It's a spectacular piece of pageantry but also a timely reminder of the role of the armed forces who are - in theory, at l2016-06-11T00:00:00+01002016-06-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Horse Guards Parade,   Whitehall      SW1A 2AX
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event > Exhibitions
PRICING  Free to watch from the Mall
DATES  Saturday 11th June 2016
A vibrant display of ceremony and military history, Trooping the Colour, also known as The Queen's Birthday Parade, marks the second of the Queen's two birthdays (this is the official one, her actual birthday is on 21st April). It's a spectacular piece of pageantry but also a timely reminder of the role of the armed forces who are - in theory, at l... More about this event
 
 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Charing Cross Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Westminster Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
19 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Trafalgar
 
3 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Masterpark
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Royal Horseguards - A Guoman Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £136  27% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 3 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
Emulating the style of a French chateau, this grand Victorian residence, built in 1884, occupies a prime location within Westminster. It's worth staying at the Grade ... More
 
 
 
The Trafalgar Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £122  31% off
2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 3 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
Almost in the shadow of Nelson's Column, and with the Palaces of Whitehall looming behind it, this hotel is at the heart of the Capital. ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters Trafalgar Square
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £59  37% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 3 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
A fantastic nineteenth century exterior hides a thoroughly modern hotel, with clean, minimalist design in the rooms. The biggest draw is the location, in the very ... More
 
 
 
 
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Whitehall
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Westminster, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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Trafalgar Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
Lord Nelson, Britain's greatest military hero, and the mighty lions that surround him, pay testament to the position of Trafalgar Square at the heart of the ... More
 
 
 
Hungerford Bridge
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Victoria Embankment, WC2N | 6 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
The steel Hungerford railway bridge which enables trains to pass from Waterloo to Charing Cross is flanked by two cable pedestrian bridges. Built in 2002, the ... More
 
 
 
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Household Cavalry Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Horse Guards, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | Same location as Horse Guards Parade
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
 
 
 
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Cenotaph
London > Attractions > Sights
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
Standing solemnly in the middle of Whitehall, visitors could be forgiven for passing the Cenotaph by unnoticed. But every November it becomes the focus of Britain's ... More
 
 
 
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Admiralty Arch
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
The Mall, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
Admiralty Arch, a grade I listed building just off Trafalgar Square, was commissioned by Edward VII in memory of his mother, Queen Victoria. The inscription reads ... More
 
 
 
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The Maids
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th February to 21st May 2016
Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall, SW1A | 2 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
Jean Genet's tense 1947 drama The Maids is given a starry revival in 2016, with Orange is the New ...More
 
 
 
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The End of Longing
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 2nd February to 14th May 2016
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 4 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
Perhaps in an attempt to shake off his association with Chandler forever (unlikely), Friends star Matthew Perry has written his first ever play. ...More
 
 
 
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Sunny Afternoon
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th October 2014 to 16th April 2016
Harold Pinter Theatre, 6 Panton Street, SW1Y | 7 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
Winner of four Olivier Awards in 2015 including Best New Musical, Sunny Afternoon uses music and lyrics by The Kinks' lead singer and songwriter ...More
 
 
 
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Playhouse Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
A short step away from the main strip of West End theatres, the Playhouse's stylish curved facade is rather lost among the towering architecture of Charing ... More
 
 
 
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Boat Show Comedy Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Tattershall Castle, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
The Boat Show Comedy Club aboard the Tattershall Castle has consistently good line-ups and has played host to some of the finest comedy acts on the ... More
 
 
 
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Haymarket Theatre Royal
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Haymarket, SW1Y | 6 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
The Haymarket Theatre was built by John Potter on the site of the King's Head Inn and the Gun Smith shop in 1702. It has had ... More
 
 
 
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Ocean Leisure
London > Shopping > Sporting Goods
11 Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
From budding Harry Potters and bumbling Tommy Coopers to dynamic David Copperfields, Davenports is a haven for magicians of every level and ability. Non-magicians too are ... More
 
 
 
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Lillywhite's
London > Shopping > Sporting Goods
24 Lower Regent Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 8 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
Lillywhite’s probably owes its landmark sport shop status to its position in Piccadilly Circus more than anything, but this would be ignoring its remarkable heritage. Its founders, ... More
 
 
 
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The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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The Lobby Lounge, Corinthia Hotel London
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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Corinthia Afternoon Tea
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
The Lobby Lounge, Corinthia Hotel London, 10 Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
Served in the grand Lobby Lounge, afternoon tea at the Corinthia is a classy affair. Diners are initially greeted by the magnificent site of the 'Full ... More
 
 
 
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Royal College of Pathologists
London > Education > Professional Training
2 Carlton House Terrace, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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Institution of Civil Engineers
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 5 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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Regent London
London > Education > English Language Courses
12 Buckingham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
Under £200 per week. Maximum group size 15. Wide variety of courses.... More
 
 
 
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ESPA Life at Corinthia
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
The people at Espa take grooming pretty seriously, and quite rightly, when it comes to appearances it's often best to leave it to the experts. You'll ... More
 
 
 
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So SPA Sofitel St James
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
Opened in July 2009, So SPA by Sofitel is a stunning relaxation space - all marble and modern design - housed within the Sofitel St James ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
 
 
 
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The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
 
 
 
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Red Lion Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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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Rockwell
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Trafalgar, 2 Spring Gardens, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
Hotel bar on Trafalgar Square with public roof terrace. This bar is all about location, location, location. Just a few steps from Nelson's Column, the Trafalgar Hotel ... More
 
 
 
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Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
The cocktails in the Bassoon Bar are very good, expensive, yes, but very, very good. Not only that but the bar has a piano which is ... More
 
 
 
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Institute of Contemporary Art Bar & Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
The Institute of Contemporary Art on The Mall (just down the road from the Queen's pad) is a great place for a trendy drink after taking ... More
 
 
 
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Banqueting House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 1 minute from Horse Guards Parade
The only surviving section of Whitehall Palace. In its heyday the largest royal palace in Europe, this historic venue is the only surviving section of Whitehall Palace ... More
 
 
 
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Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms
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King Charles Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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Institute of Directors - IOD
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116 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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L'Etoile
Concerts | Until 24th February 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Horse Guards Parade

French director Mariame Clement gets her Royal Opera House debut with L'Etoile this February. ...More

Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Horse Guards Parade

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
Wednesday at Roadhouse
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 10th February 2016 

The Roadhouse 1 minute walk from Horse Guards Parade

Resident DJ Elle Tiyo spins indie and pop music....More

Night Shift
Night Shift
Exhibitions | Until 10th April 2016 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade

Opening on the first weekend of what was meant to be the first weekend of the night tube - before ...More

 
The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 30th July 2016 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade

One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 4th June 2016 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 24th September 2016 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 
Hand to God
Theatre | Until 11th June 2016 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade

Taking into account its favour with the critics and several Tony nominations, irreverent puppet comedy ...More

Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 29th May 2016 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 3rd July 2016 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
 
 
 
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