Horse Guards Parade

Stables, Historic Site, and Other Great Outdoors · Westminster
The Household Division (Horse Guards Rd), London, Greater London, SW1A 2AX, United Kingdom
Closed until 10:00 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
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Learn about the Household Cavalry and see their working stables through a large glass screen. Visit our website for opening times and our online shop.


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    "military ceremonies throughout the year."(8 Tips)
    Carl G.
    "Great place to watch traditional British pageantry."(3 Tips)
    Morgans Hotel Group M.
    "Posing with the mounted troopers on Whitehall is a tourist's love"(3 Tips)
    Brian S.
    "beautiful parade ground for English cavalry."(2 Tips)
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  • Carl G.

    Great place to watch traditional British pageantry.

    Carl Griffin · 2 days ago
  • KelloKitteh

    Looks gorgeous!

    KelloKitteh · 2 weeks ago
  • Brian S.

    I cannot name a better, or more beautiful parade ground for English cavalry.

    Brian Strauss · 2 weeks ago
  • Rafal W.

    Palladian composition at the heart of Whitehall, for a hundred years HQ of the British Army. Duke of Wellington's office as it was c1842.

    Rafal Wieczorek · September 19
  • Dave M.

    The stables and ceremonial home of the Queen's Guards. Access from whitehall is availabl onto the Till's yard

    Dave Marshall · September 12
  • Chris H.

    You can see horses and fancy ceremonies here.

    Chris Haines · September 7
  • Kevin M.

    A bit dull if nothing's on but quite picturesque when in full pomp.

    Kevin McCulley · August 20
  • Gagan S.

    It was a nice surprise to visit this place.

    Gagan Singh · August 5
  • Faith W.

    Those horses are gorgeous.

    Faith Wong · July 28
  • Yarn L.

    Along the middle path from the main archway it is lined with square stones. Stand along this line behind the stones and you will get a good view of the guards cantering past after change of guards.

    Yarn Lam · April 1
  • Bhan L.

    Guards have winter and summer uniforms. They change to the summer uniform when UK adopts daylight saving time or British summer time.

    Bhan Lam · March 31
  • Joey C.

    There's a horse-changing ceremony at 11. They march in, play the trumpet, and stare at each other for at least 15 minutes. Then we left.

    Joey Carmello · February 22
  • Lana T.

    Wonderful great place

    Lana Tsy · February 17
  • Axel

    Nice place to visit!

    Axel · December 7, 2014
  • Jimmy Y.

    Catch both blue and red regiments

    Jimmy Y · October 25, 2014
  • Angela R.

    See guard change over a half-hour starting 11-ish.

    Angela Rawlings · September 6, 2014
  • JT

    Lovely London setting

    JT · August 8, 2014
  • Clmedi

    Free to watch

    Clmedi · July 29, 2014
  • The British Monarchy

    The Household Cavalry with the new Standards (flags) which were presented to them by their Colonel-in-Chief, The Queen, on Horse Guards Parade, 28 May 2014. Read more

    The British Monarchy · May 28, 2014
  • Richard C.

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG ceremony but worth it.

    Richard Costigan III · January 5, 2014

    Traditionally, this was the entrance to the Royal Palaces and now the Parade ground is the setting for military ceremonies throughout the year. Read more · December 22, 2013
  • The British Monarchy

    The Duke of Edinburgh on Horse Guards Parade for the official welcome ceremony for the President of the Republic of Korea, Her Excellency Park Geun-hye, 5 November 2013. Read more

    The British Monarchy · November 5, 2013
  • The British Monarchy

    The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh meet dignitaries including Prime Minister David Cameron prior to the official welcome ceremony for the President of the Republic of Korea, Her Excellency Park ... Read more

    The British Monarchy · November 5, 2013
  • The British Monarchy

    The President of the Republic of Korea, Her Excellency Park Geun-hye, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, inspects the Guard of Honour on Horse Guards Parade during the official wecome ceremony ... Read more

    The British Monarchy · November 5, 2013
  • FIVB

    At the 2012 London Olympics, the Horse Guards Parade became a focal point around the world, and the biggest stars in beach volleyball and volleyball made their mark in history.

    FIVB · August 9, 2013
  • Rashid K.

    The walk around the back of Downing St. and on towards Buckingham Palace is very nice. But only if the gates are open. On this day, they were closed to the public.

    Rashid Khan · July 6, 2013
  • Keith W.

    Horses may kick or bite :)

    Keith Whelan · May 5, 2013
  • Rosa M.

    Beautiful horses!

    Rosa Mendes · December 29, 2012
  • Morgans Hotel Group M.

    Eyes left for Horse Guards, the grand 18thC Palladian-style HQ of the Household Cavalry & the exercise ground of Horse Guards Parade. Posing with the mounted troopers on Whitehall is a tourist's love Read more

    Morgans Hotel Group Manager · March 30, 2012
  • Geraldine M.

    It was originally the official entrance to Buckingham Palace. Horse Guards was once a full Army garrison and is said to be haunted.

    Geraldine Mahoney-Moore · February 17, 2012
  • London2012

    The FIVB Beach Volleyball International will take place at Horse Guards Parade in central London from 9 -14 August 2011. 54 matches will be played across the six days of competition. Read more

    London2012 · May 13, 2011
  • Natasha 'Tashster'

    If ever you wanted the perfect chance to see overexcited horses then here is the perfect opportunity. The accompanying building itself is worth seeing just for the sense of pomp'

    Natasha 'Tashster' · February 25, 2011

    This paradeground is the scene of the world famous Trooping the Colour, which since 1748 has marked the monarch’s birthday. The march past of the Household Division involves almost 400 musicians.

    HISTORY UK · February 14, 2011
  • Londonist

    Notice the clock that crowns the main building? You'll see a black mark next to the number '2'. That's the hour at which Charles I was beheaded at the neighbouring Banqueting House.

    Londonist · September 18, 2010
  • Valentina R.

    Cavalli, cavalli ed ancora cavalli. Un posto bellissimo.

    Valentina Re · 1 week ago
  • Kateryna U.

    Сколько раз тут ни была - коней не видела))) но запашок есть)))

    Kateryna Ukrainian · July 12, 2013
  • chukubi

    Saate bak II nin üzerinde siyah bir işaret var. 1nci Charles'in infazini simgeler

    chukubi · June 8, 2013
  • M7mmd_s

    قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ( الخيل معقود بنواصيها الخير الى يوم القيامه )

    M7mmd_s · May 7, 2013
  • Djeine M.

    É até engraçado, todo mundo quer tirar foto com os cavalos ou guardas.

    Djeine M · September 10, 2012

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