Horse Guards
Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX Route Planner
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This building was constructed in the 18C following the plans of William Kent, with two wings enclosing a square where the Changing of the Guard takes place in winter. The central building, topped with a clock tower, is pierced by three arches which open onto the immense square of Horse Guards Parade where the Changing of the Guard takes place in summer. This is also where the Trooping of the Colour is held to mark the Queen's official birthday.


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  • From €228
    Great Scotland Yard Hotel, part of Hyatt
    MICHELIN Guide Fabulous 8.7
    155 m - 3-5 Great Scotland Yard, London SW1A2HW
  • From €569
    Corinthia London
    Suberb 9.2
    179 m - Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2BD
  • From €173
    The Royal Horseguards Hotel, London
    Very good 8.2
    212 m - 2 Whitehall Court, London SW1A 2EJ

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