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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 4 days ago

Go down Whitehall from Trafalgar Square and where you see the crowd is the place to be. Two beautiful horses with riders stand guard to Horseguards Parade. Beware - they are placid and beautiful but they can bite! The changing of the guard here is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Horse Guards Parade last year with a group of kids ,we came to watch the Trooping The Colour and every one enjoyed the visit and i would recommend a trip to anyone.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the good things about London is that a lot of the "must see" historical places are close together and walkable. See Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, then walk up Whitehall to Downing Street on your way to Trafalgar Square. Here you'll also...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I happen to be at the right time to witness the parade. It was an interesting parade with the horses moving under commands. And there were tourists who took photos with the horses when the horses were on duty. It seems to me the horses...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lowbk
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

It's really fun to watch the change of guard here at the Horse Guards Parade grounds but do not miss the museum about the history of this regiment. Most fun bit is to try out the different uniforms of the cavalry. My kid enjoyed it....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 11 November 2018

We were able to see the Horse Guard parade up close and personal and then head over to the Changing of the Guard at the palace since we were there on a Sunday. Totally worth it since we didn't feel like standing to see the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

I’ve seen full parades in former visits, so the changing of the horse guards was not awe inspiring as the parades are, but they still provide a glimpse into the majesty of British tradition. The crowd came and went between the changing, so we were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank lwwinkle
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

For someone coming from a country that we rarely see horses, this is really an interesting sight. We didn’t bother to book any tour as we made our way there before 11am and waited for the horse guards to turn out. Enjoy!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Oscarsee
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Included with the London Pass, otherwise would not pay to see it. See some horses and the guard museum. That's it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bob Z
Reviewed 21 October 2018

We were walking to Horse Guards and Whitehall when the Household Cavalry passed us and rode into Horse Guards Parade. What a treat - we just happened to be there! Well worth a walk down here to see what’s going on. Great to see this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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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16 November 2018|
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Response from PiperTricia | Reviewed this property |
No ticket required
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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 ..