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Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall

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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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Horse Guards Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you get there around 10 am, chances are you will be very close and unless Japanese tourists elbow their way before you, you will see everything from very very close. At 10:30 the guards arrive, yell at each other, some go in the building...More

Thank inorbi
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to see something special in London, go to Whitehall and watch the Horse Guard Parade. It’s the Changing of the Guard, but on horseback! What a spectacular display seeing the guards on these beautiful horses go through their paces. Many tourists are...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was advised by a friend who lived in London for five years that I absolutely have to include the Royal Horseguards Palace on my London itinerary. She was so right . The changing of the guards at 11 am was absolutely gorgeous. I loved...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If in London you should take time to see the Horse Guards with all their pomp and ceremony. Be at the Hyde Park Barracks around ten as they leave around 10.30 and there are usually good crowds.On Sundays it is an hour earlier.

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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

We went to see Beating Retreat. Very enjoyable. Great bands and beautiful horses. Sam Bailey sang. She was good. Lovely choir. Bit of royalty with Prince Andrew and his daughters. Fireworks were really good. Though I would have liked there to be some at the...More

1  Thank mecat14
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Superb evening which made you feel proud to be British. Military bands, horses and fireworks what more could you want. The whole atmosphere was brilliant. Security was obvious which again made you feel safe and everyone smiled. Highly recommended.

Thank ToppyHertfordshire
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Nobody can do pageants like the horse guards whether they are the blues or royals. Who cannot be amazed at the splendour of man and beast.

Thank David W
Reviewed 4 June 2018

The musicians are so amazing - they are always in time and in tune even when marching at opposite sides of the arena. Absolutely loved the fanfare trumpets - such an evocative sound. A varied and wonderful programme of music and a poignant honouring of...More

Thank glinettewoods
Reviewed 3 June 2018

WOW WOW WOW !! A Bi - Yearly extravaganza of Military music by the Massed Band of the Royal Marines. An hour and a half on the Square and a March both down and up the Mall. . The Kids loved it, with large TV...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

I was so pleased to come across this spectacular event. The display of pomp and splendor is what makes the UK! The sight and sound together with being close up to everything is an experience not to be missed. Please, please do NOT touch the...More

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If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a
grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to
start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster
Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square,
and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham
Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just
up the road as well. As captivating as the
architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are
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6 June 2018|
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Response from adywoo | Reviewed this property |
Its an Hour and a Half ... every 2 Years ..Plus you can watch the Band March up and down the Mall ..
21 May 2018|
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 ...
25 February 2017|
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Response from Jon W |
Yes they are and what a truly fantastic spectacle it was ! I bought my tickets in advance albeit there are normally tickets available on the day. I believe tickets for next years Beating Retreat (2018) are due to go on... More