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Horse Guards Building, London
(4.1/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This building is beautiful and the parade ground so big you can't imagine until you see it for yourself. We walked through and watch the changing of the Royal Horse Guards which happens each day and w...  more »
  • If you walk up from Westminster you will come to the Horse Guards Building which is special because of the guards outside. Out the back you have the mounting and ceremonial yards which is more interes...  more »
  • The building is a surprise because it almost goes unnoticed and the encounter with the Knights in their input, which is where the horsemen responsible for Exchange of Royal Guard. Worth in!
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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