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Horse Guards Building, London

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Historic Site
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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  • If you have time, or if this is on the way between other sites you are going to, then it is worth stopping. Don't go out of your way.  more »
  • The Horse Guards Building stands between Whitehall and Horse Guards Parade. There is a museum on-site where 18th Century stables can be viewed with exhibits of history and training of regiment and the...  more »
  • If u have some time go and see this place Especially guard changing is the keyword! I wouldn't say this is a must see but still if u have some time go and see it  more »
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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