Sights and Attractions near Horse Guards Parade  

 
 
ADDRESS
, 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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Household Cavalry Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Horse Guards, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | At 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... More
 
 
 
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Whitehall
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Westminster, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes walk 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... More
 
 
 
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Cenotaph
London > Attractions > Sights
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes walk 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... More
 
 
 
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Admiralty Arch
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
The Mall, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes walk 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... More
 
 
 
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Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade
The Institute of Contemporary Arts boasts three galleries (with exhibitions changing approximately every six weeks), two cinemas, a theatre, restaurant, bookshop, late bar and cafe.... More
 
 
 
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Trafalgar Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | 4 minutes walk 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... More
 
 
 
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British Optical Association Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
42 Craven Street, WC2N | 4 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade
Run by the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers the British Optical Association Museum in Charing Cross features historic examples of London-made spectacles... More
 
 
 
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The Fourth Plinth
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 4 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade
The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square remained empty after its completion in 1841 - it was designed for an equestrian statue of one of Britain's... More
 
 
 
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Nelson's Column
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1Y | 4 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade
Master tactician, inspirational leader, patriotic martyr, Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson is one of England's great heroes. His Nelson's Column statue is at the very heart... More
 
 
 
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Churchill War Rooms
London > Attractions > Museums
Clive Steps, King Charles Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade
Winston Churchill directed the troops during World War II from a small warren of underground rooms, which are now open to the public.... More
 
 
 
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The Royal Society
London > Attractions > Venue Hire
6-9 Carlton House Terrace, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade
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Westminster Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade
Westminster Bridge lies on the Thames between the Houses of Parliament and County Hall with the delights of the Southbank Centre and the National Theatre... More
 
 
 
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St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade
This historic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields overlooking Trafalgar Square was built in 1726 and is the best known work of Scottish architect James Gibbs... More
 
 
 
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National Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 6 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade
The National Gallery dominates London's Trafalgar Square with its neo-classical columns and portico designed by William Wilkins adjoining the square on its east side where... More
 
 
 
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Stephen Wiltshire Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
5 Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 6 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade
Stephen Wiltshire's art work would be impressive even if you didn't know who he is. But his intricate and architecturally accurate pen and ink sketches... More
 
 
 
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The Strand Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
32 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade
Part of the Proud Galleries family, Proud Central became The Strand Gallery in 2010 expanding from a photography gallery to an exhibition space for all... More
 
 
 
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National Portrait Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, WC2H | 6 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade
The National Portrait Gallery houses portraits of significant figures from the late 15th century to the present day. This isn't the place to come for... More
 
 
 
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London Eye
London > Attractions > Sights
Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade
The London Eye elbowed its way onto the capital's tourist scene as one of the statement pieces to mark the turn of the... More
 
 
 
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The Supreme Court
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 6 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade
The Supreme Court, the highest court in the United Kingdom, is housed in the former Middlesex Guildhall, an impressive Portland stone building by Scottish architect... More
 
 
 
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St Margaret's Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St Margaret's Church, Westminster, London SW1P | 7 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade
Standing between Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, St Margaret's Church is commonly called "the parish church of the House of Commons". A fine... More
 
 
 
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Central Hall Westminster
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Storey's Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 7 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade
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... More
 
 
 
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House of Lords
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 7 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade
The Upper House of the British Parliament, the House of Lords is part of the Palace of Westminster, more commonly known as the Houses of... More
 
 
 
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Houses of Parliament
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, St Margaret's Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 7 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade
Now more commonly known as the Houses of Parliament, the Palace of Westminster began life in 1042 as a royal residence under Edward the Confessor.... More
 
 
 
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Big Ben
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, St Margaret Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 7 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade
Sir Charles Barry sought advice from Benjamin Lewis Vuillamy - clockmaker to the Queen - and Augustus Pugin when it came to designing the... More
 
 
 
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London Dungeon
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade
The London Dungeon closed its doors on its old Tooley Street home on 31st January 2013 (while London Bridge station is being redeveloped) and the... More
 
 
 
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Sea Life London Aquarium
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade
The Sea Life London Aquarium features hundreds of varieties of fish and sea life from around the world. Here you'll come face-to-face with sharks and... More
 
 
 
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Shrek's Adventure
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade
Having already been the subject of a West End musical back in 2011, the Shrek saga is now the inspiration behind a new London attraction.... More
 
 
 
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St James's Market
London > Attractions
St James's, SW1Y | 7 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade
An impressive 450 million pound development in the heart of London, St James's Market is home to a sizeable ... More
 
 
 
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Clarence House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St James's Palace, St James's, London SW1 | 8 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade
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... More
 
 
 
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Westminster Abbey
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Dean's Yard, Westminster, London SW1P | 8 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade
Most famous nowadays as the venue for royal weddings - including the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in 2011 - Westminster Abbey is... More
 
 
 
 
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Belmont Ensemble Of London: Mozart, Vivaldi And Handel By Candlelight
Concerts | On 29th June 2017 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 5 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade

Peter Dyson conducts the ensemble in a candlelit performance of works by Mozart, Vivaldi and Handel....More

Giovanni Da Rimini
Exhibitions | Until 8th October 2017 

National Gallery 6 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade

Giovanni da Rimini: An Early 14th-Century Masterpiece Reunited at the National Gallery invites visitors to learn about a key moment ...More

Chris Ofili: Weaving Magic
Chris Ofili: Weaving Magic
Exhibitions | Until 28th August 2017 

National Gallery 6 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade

Chris Ofili, the artist who famously won the Turner Prize in 1998 using elephant dung on his paintings, unveils ...More

 
The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera
Theatre | Until 14th October 2017 

Her Majesty's Theatre 6 minutes walk 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 ...More

 
The Best In Stand Up
Comedy | On 29th June 2017 

Comedy Store 8 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade

Exhilarating stand-up from Stephen Grant, Sean Collins, Stuart Goldsmith, Paul McCaffrey and MC Charlie Baker....More

99 Club Leicester Square
Comedy | On 29th June 2017 

Ruby Blue 8 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade

Top stand-up from TV regulars Steve Williams, Bob Mills and Jarlath Regan....More

Salome
Salome
Theatre | Until 15th July 2017 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 9 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade

This charged story turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salome at the centre ...More

 
The Bach Choir
Concerts | On 29th June 2017 

Southbank Centre 9 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade

The world premiere of James Macmillan's Blow The Trumpet In The New Moon, Elgar's Cello Concerto and Vaughan Williams's Symphony ...More

The Bach Choir: Best Of British
Concerts | On 29th June 2017 

Southbank Centre 9 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade

David Hill conducts the choir for a performance of James MacMillan's Blow The Trumpet In The New Moon, Elgar's Cello ...More

Wandsworth WCET Music Festival
Concerts | On 29th June 2017 

Southbank Centre 9 minutes walk from Horse Guards Parade

Over 700 children from various schools across Wandsworth, who participate in the Whole Class Ensemble teaching programme, perform three concerts ...More

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Saatchi Gallery

Tatler magazine is brought to thrilling life with portraits, behind the scenes video and an interactive disco booth featuring works by the acclaimed photographer David Burton....More

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Greenwich Park

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Archbishop's Park

Zip through the skies at up to 50 miles per hour on the fastest zip ...More

 
Archbishop's Park
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Immaculate 10 acre park, once part of Lambeth Palaces private gardens, is the largest green space on the Southbank....More

Oasis Farm Waterloo
Leisure 

Half-acre farm transforms a strip of wasteland in Waterloo into a garden and a haven for nature....More

Leake Street Pocket Park
Leisure 

An urban oasis of shrubs, perennials, grasses, climbers and trees at the entrance to one of the most well known graffiti hotspots in London....More

Lower Marsh Market
Shopping 

Weekday food market. Add arts and crafts stalls on a Saturday....More

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Dining 

Bringing all-day dining to Lambeth, Florentine is ideal for everything from breakfast and brunch through ...More

 
Rockwell Bar and Restaurant
Dining 

Hotel bar on Trafalgar Square with public roof terrace offering views over the bronze lions and Nelson's Column....More

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The Trafalgar Square hotel has a major upgrade in 2017 becoming the Trafalgar St. James, ...More

 
The Green Man
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A previously run down neighbourhood pub in Paddington has been preserved by PubLove, adding a ...More

 
Nine Lives
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The founders of Sweet&Chilli, experts in cocktail research and creation, are behind this late night ...More

 
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JW3

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Waiting for Godot
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