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Horse Guards Building

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Address: Whitehall, London SW1, England
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Beautiful horses

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

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.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would absolutely love to come back one day to see trooping of the colour. The English are marvelously traditional. Stunning building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were strolling along from Westminster to Downing street and walked into two beautiful horses. I immediately realized we stumbled onto something when I saw the guards. While I was busy getting the trusty camera ready I looked past the horses and saw even more. Apparently, I wasn't the only one that didn't realize what was happening so I grabbed... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to be able to experience an uninterrupeted view of Trooping The Colour from this building. Internally, you get a feel of how important these buildings have been.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth visiting. We were fortunate to witness the changing of the guard at noon. Located just down Whitehall from Downing Street.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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 we then walked back through the arch and visited the museum which is to the left of the archway. A beautiful small museum but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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 interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I am sure a lot of people pass by this place and take a few pictures and keep on walking. Please don't as that would be a mistake. This large parade ground is where they troop the color on the Queen's birthday march. Look it up on You Tube. Try to get there a few minutes before 4 PM to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Nice way to spend some of your afternoon, although not a whole lot to see, I must say that I'm glad I did.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

An interesting change from the typical building style found in Westminster and a nice route to St James’s Park after seeing the sites around Whitehall; although there is much not to see.

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