Horse Guards Parade

The Household Division (Horse Guards Rd), London, Greater London, SW1A 2AX, United Kingdom
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  • 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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    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
  • London2012

    The first Beach Volleyball circuit began in the 1950s with hundreds of athletes playing on beaches in California. A volleyball weighs between 260g and 280g and is made of synthetic leather.

    London2012 · March 14, 2011
  • ESPN

    Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh will look to hold court here and recapture their Beach Volleyball gold.

    ESPN · July 27, 2012
  • London2012

    A temporary arena will be built here in 2012 for Beach Volleyball - with sand brought in to create London’s very own 'beach’.

    London2012 · February 18, 2011
  • 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
  • Jack T  👑

    Lovely London setting

    Jack T 👑 · August 8, 2014
  • 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
  • National Post

    One of the secrets of the success of the British monarchy is that though it lives in palaces & travels in Rolls-Royces, it also clearly has middle class tastes in decor, behaviour & interests. More: Read more

    National Post · April 25, 2011
  • 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 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
  • Lana T.

    Wonderful great place

    Lana Tsy · 2 weeks ago
  • Fionn

    Free to watch

    Fionn · July 29, 2014
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 · 1 week ago
  • Axel

    Nice place to visit!

    Axel · December 7, 2014
  • Łukasz G.

    You absolutely must take a picture with Guards :)

    Łukasz Gomółka · November 26, 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
  • 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
  • Roslyn-Nicole F.

    wonderful photo opp to see.

    Roslyn-Nicole Ford · April 7, 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
  • 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
  • Phones 4u

    Avoid international charges by getting a UK SIM card - pop into one of our stores for more information! Your nearest Phones 4u is 81 - 79b The Strand, WC2R 0DE.

    Phones 4u · April 16, 2012
  • 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
  • M7mmd_s

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

    M7mmd_s · May 7, 2013
  • 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
  • Djeine M.

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

    Djeine M · September 10, 2012

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