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Horse Guards Building, London

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Home to gorgeous equines and stately guards, Horse Guards Building serves as the perfect spot to soak up some English pomp and royal history. The 17th-century Palladian-style structure marks the formal entrance to St. James' Palace, and only the country's monarch or those with a special pass can drive through its central archway. Stoic guards atop their horses keep watch at the entrance, providing one of London's best photo opportunities. If you're lucky, you may get to see the changing of the guards on the adjoining parade ground. Inside the structure is, appropriately, the Household Cavalry Museum. Add Horse Guards Building and other attractions to your London trip itinerary using our London tour planner.
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  • A fun visit to see the Queens Horseguards and to watch the changing of the Guards. The changing is a tradition rich event and is beautiful to watch. The event does take some time. 
  • The Horse Guards Parade is a really nice place. Behind the main building you can see the London Eye and opposite is the entrance to the beautiful St James's Park. I haven't had a chance to witness the changing of the guard ceremony in full, but I will soon. I highly recommend visiting this place!
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  • This is recommended if you're tempted by the guard changing ceremony close up horse and was taken from the front of the Palace, easy to read and think
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  • If you are in London it is a must see and do! Sometimes there are events on such as the rifles retreat. Keep an eye out on things going on in London. Worth a visit as it is next to everything else! :D
  • Fantastic! The Horse Guards standing as sentries were very impressive! The museum, stables and parade ground makes this a don't miss for visitors!
  • Go to see the magnificent buildings and the horse guards. If you time it right you'll see a parade here or at Buckingham Palace five minutes walk away
  • Simply a wow moment to watch the horse parade.. the music, fireworks etc were amazing...
  • Lovely place, although make sure you don't book to go during the marathon