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.
 
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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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Underground Stations

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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 £117  38% 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 St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £179  29% 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 £108  22% 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
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Westminster, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 8 minutes from 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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Downing Street, SW1A | 2 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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Heathers The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 3rd September to 24th November 2018
Horse Guards Parade, Haymarket, SW1Y | 6 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
For '80s film fans who love the Winona Ryder and Christian Slater the West End transfers of smash Off-Broadway show Heathers the Musical is welcome news. ...More
 
 
 
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The Phantom of the Opera
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 9th January - 2nd March 2019
Horse Guards Parade, Haymarket, St James's, London SW1Y | 6 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
Andrew Lloyd Webber's most enduring hit has been running since 1984 and is still as popular with audiences and critics as it ever was. Phantom of ...More
 
 
 
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BP Portrait Award 2018
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 14th June to 23rd September 2018
Horse Guards Parade, St Martin's Place, WC2H | 6 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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Boat Show Comedy Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Tattershall Castle, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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Haymarket Theatre Royal
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Haymarket, SW1Y | 6 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
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Dover Street Market
London > Shopping > Department Stores
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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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The Clarence
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53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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Corinthia Afternoon Tea
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The Lobby Lounge, Corinthia Hotel London, 10 Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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Pret A Manger
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1 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 12 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 12 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
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1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 15 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
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
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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Red Lion Pub
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48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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Walkers Of Whitehall
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15 Craig's Court, St James's, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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Bassoon Bar
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Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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Institute of Contemporary Art Bar & Cafe
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12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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Banqueting House
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Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 1 minute from Horse Guards Parade
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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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116 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from Horse Guards Parade
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