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Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall

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Horse Guards Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX, England
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Built in 1745 to house the old palace guards, this is London's largest single open space that is used for the changing of the guards.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Horse Guards Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX, England
Westminster
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Walked through St James Park from the palace and came across the Horse Guards Parade. How on earth do they keep all that brass so spick and span? There is a lot of work gone into that. The horses are so well behaved. No matter...More

Thank AngusR56
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Watching this was like stepping back in time. The parade was awesome and watching it and knowing this is how its been done for years and years was very inspiring.

Thank Rebecca K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't know anything about this and was walking about and then got asked to move to the side whilst 20 odd horses trotted past. Amazing to see!

Thank JTclarke
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a first class place full of history, quiet and somewhat peaceful for London and close to St James park.

Thank Steve57C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went by Horse Guard Parade grounds during the Commonwealth Nations Heads of State meeting last week and unfortunately many things were consumed by the security for that. We walked by on both Horse Guards Road and Whitehall St and there was heavy security on...More

Thank Mike C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The elegant frontage has the guards to view. Walking through the building, reveals the large parade ground in a sea of tranquillity, in contrast to the traffic and people on Whitehall. To the right is the spectacular Admiralty building, beyond which is the WWII operations...More

Thank SRossC
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

A very grand building and parade ground. The household cavalry soldiers on their horses in all their finery, on sentry duty outside. An excellent photo opportunity. A sign warns you that the horses may bite. It may be in a busy part of London but...More

2  Thank scallywagme35
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

My husband and I literally stumbled into the Horseguards Parade and the changing of the guard. There were all these people standing around in a circle. I asked someone what was going on and they told me. It was the 11:00 am changing of the...More

3  Thank Valerie C
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

This is a very serene area in the middle of London. There are usually horses around, although they sometimes look a little stressed with all the people bustling for photos next to them (I’d advise leaving them to it and not bothering with a ‘selfie’!!)....More

Thank European-Bookworm
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

I’ve wanted to see the changing of the Horse Guards for ever and the ceremony did not disappoint. The pomp and ceremony was incredible to witness. You stand right beside these large highly trained horses. The guards uniforms and gear are immaculate. A real credit...More

1  Thank Kmmeee
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pjones962
21 May 2018|
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Response from Eyal A | Reviewed this property |
I am sure you can find an answer on the website of the royal house ... or of the site itself .... in which all events and times are listed ...
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cmcdevit
25 February 2017|
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Response from Kloffusjohn | Reviewed this property |
Every time i have gone into London to see Horse guards in the process of the changing of there guard it has always been free... sometimes the guards will allow people into a different area but that is entity up to them as... More
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sanmerle
24 May 2016|
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Response from igu04366 | Reviewed this property |
In response to your most recent question, I am fairly certain this is a daily ceremony so it should be on at 4pm tomorrow. We got some fantastic photos of this on our most recent trip to London and you are able to get very... More
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