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Horse Guards Parade

Plaza, Stables, and Historic Site
Westminster, London
    "military ceremonies throughout the year."(8 Tips)
    Dave M.
    "Access from whitehall is availabl onto the Till's yard"(3 Tips)
    Brian S.
    "beautiful parade ground for English cavalry."(2 Tips)
    Morgans Hotel Group M.
    "grand 18thC Palladian-style HQ of the Household Cavalry"(2 Tips)
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  • parade ground
  • historic sites
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  • Murad B.
    Murad Bin SawadOctober 2, 2016
    Lovely place
  • Priya T.
    Priya TungrusAugust 25, 2016
    A little bit of history!
  • Roy C.
    Roy ChenJuly 16, 2016
    Pretty easy to get a good spot since everyone is more focused at the palace.
  • Olga S.
    Olga SidorovaMay 17, 2016
    Fantastic Show! Love it!
  • Alexandre C.
    Alexandre CurielDecember 3, 2015
    Check out the horses
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinNovember 26, 2015
    Great place to watch traditional British pageantry.
  • KelloKitteh
    KelloKittehNovember 14, 2015
    Looks gorgeous!
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussNovember 13, 2015
    I cannot name a better, or more beautiful parade ground for English cavalry.
  • Rafal W.
    Rafal WieczorekSeptember 19, 2015
    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.
  • Dave M.
    Dave MarshallSeptember 12, 2015
    The stables and ceremonial home of the Queen's Guards. Access from whitehall is availabl onto the Till's yard
  • Chris H.
    Chris HainesSeptember 7, 2015
    You can see horses and fancy ceremonies here.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin McCulleyAugust 20, 2015
    A bit dull if nothing's on but quite picturesque when in full pomp.
  • Gagan S.
    Gagan SinghAugust 5, 2015
    It was a nice surprise to visit this place.
  • Faith W.
    Faith WongJuly 28, 2015
    Those horses are gorgeous.
  • Yarn L.
    Yarn LamApril 1, 2015
    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.
  • Bhan L.
    Bhan LamMarch 31, 2015
    Guards have winter and summer uniforms. They change to the summer uniform when UK adopts daylight saving time or British summer time.
  • Joey C.
    Joey CarmelloFebruary 22, 2015
    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.
  • Axel
    AxelDecember 7, 2014
    Nice place to visit!
  • Jimmy Y.
    Jimmy YOctober 25, 2014
    Catch both blue and red regiments
  • Angela R.
    Angela RawlingsSeptember 6, 2014
    See guard change over a half-hour starting 11-ish.
  • Clmedi
    ClmediJuly 29, 2014
    Free to watch
  • 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
  • Richard C.
    Richard Costigan IIIJanuary 5, 2014
    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG ceremony but worth it.
    BrokeinLondon.comDecember 22, 2013
    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
  • The British Monarchy
    The British MonarchyNovember 5, 2013
    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
    The British MonarchyNovember 5, 2013
    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
    The British MonarchyNovember 5, 2013
    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
  • FIVB
    FIVBAugust 9, 2013
    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.
  • Rashid K.
    Rashid KhanJuly 6, 2013
    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.
  • Keith W.
    Keith WhelanMay 5, 2013
    Horses may kick or bite :)
  • Rosa M.
    Rosa MendesDecember 29, 2012
    Beautiful horses!
  • 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
  • Geraldine M.
    Geraldine Mahoney-MooreFebruary 17, 2012
    It was originally the official entrance to Buckingham Palace. Horse Guards was once a full Army garrison and is said to be haunted.
  • Natasha 'Tashster' B.
    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'
    HISTORY UKFebruary 14, 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.
  • Londonist
    LondonistSeptember 18, 2010
    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.
  • Vicente M.
    Vicente MartinezFebruary 14
    A las 12 hay cambio de guardia. No es que sea muy largo, pero verlo tiene su encanto.
  • Jordis B.
    Jordis BodenschatzMarch 3, 2016
    Sehr toll anzuschauen!!!
  • Petr N.
    Petr NekvindaJanuary 18, 2016
    Koně občas neposlouchají a to je sranda O:-)
  • Valentina R.
    Valentina ReNovember 19, 2015
    Cavalli, cavalli ed ancora cavalli. Un posto bellissimo.
  • Kateryna U.
    Kateryna UkrainianJuly 12, 2013
    Сколько раз тут ни была - коней не видела))) но запашок есть)))
  • chukubi
    chukubiJune 8, 2013
    Saate bak II nin üzerinde siyah bir işaret var. 1nci Charles'in infazini simgeler
  • M7mmd_s
    M7mmd_sMay 7, 2013
    قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ( الخيل معقود بنواصيها الخير الى يوم القيامه )
  • Djeine M.
    Djeine MSeptember 10, 2012
    É até engraçado, todo mundo quer tirar foto com os cavalos ou guardas.
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