Horse Guards Parade

 
 
ADDRESS
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A 2AX
 
 
OPENING TIMES
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.
 
PRICES
FREE
 

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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.

 

Horse Guards Parade events

 
Beating Retreat: Waterloo RememberedBeating Retreat: Waterloo RememberedA pageant of precision drill, horses, cannons and fireworks set to music dating back to the 1690s.10th June 2015Thursday 11th June 2015 Where:
Horse Guards Parade,   Whitehall      SW1A 2AX
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Beating Retreat: Waterloo Remembered
Trooping The ColourTrooping The ColourMembers of the Royal Family, invited guests and the public celebrate The Oueen's official birthday in the company of troops from the Household Division (Foot Guards and Household Cavalry). In 2015, the Colour will be trooped by 1st Battalion Welsh Guards. This military ceremony dates back to the early 18th century and culminates with a fly-past by 13th June 2015Saturday 13th June 2015 Where:
Horse Guards Parade,   Whitehall      SW1A 2AX
Category: event
 
Trooping The Colour
 

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LondonTown.com - Horse Guards Parade Location Map

 
 
 
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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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £145  21% 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 £134  42% 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 £69  36% 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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London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Westminster, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
Whitehall is a historic London street with runs from Parliament Square at Westminster to Trafalgar Square. The street is recognised as the centre of the British ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Leicester Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 8 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
With Trafalgar Square to the south, Piccadilly Circus to the west, China Town to the north and Covent Garden to the east, Leicester Square is right ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Horse Guards Parade

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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
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Admiralty Arch
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
The Mall, SW1A | 3 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 4 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 30th March to 12th April 2015
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 7 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd December 2014 to 8th April 2015
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, South Bank, SE1 | 9 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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Playhouse Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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Haymarket Theatre Royal
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Haymarket, SW1Y | 6 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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Shopping near 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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Tenderproduct
London > Shopping > Art and Design
6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 8 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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Godiva
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
28 Haymarket, Soho, London SW1Y | 8 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
Belgium's finest export, the first Godiva was opened in Brussels approximately 75 years ago by master chocolatier Joseph Draps and named after the legendary Lady Godiva. ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Horse Guards Parade

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The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, 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, SW1A | 2 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
Afternoon Tea... More
 
 
 
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Corinthia Afternoon Tea
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
The Lobby Lounge, Corinthia Hotel London, 10 Whitehall Place, SW1A | 2 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 16 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, W1W | 20 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 21 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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ESPA Life at Corinthia
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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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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Pubs near Horse Guards Parade

The best pubs near London Horse Guards Parade.
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, 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
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Red Lion Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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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
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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
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Meeting venue hire near Horse Guards Parade

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Horse Guards Parade.
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Banqueting House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 1 minute from Horse Guards Parade
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London > Business > Venue Hire
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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