Horse Guards Parade

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Horse Guards Parade
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Horse Guards Parade

Horse Guards Parade is the large parade ground between Whitehall and St James's Park, which is best known as the location for the regular Changing of the Guard. It also hosts Trooping the Colour, which commemorates the Queen's official birthday each June, and the grand military ceremony of Beating Retreat, as well as providing a home for the Household Cavalry Museum

During Open House London 2014 Horse Guards will be open to the public on Saturday September 20 and Sunday September 21, 10am-3.30pm. 45-minute tours will run every half an hour but expect queues of up to two hours.


Venue name: Horse Guards Parade
Address: Horse Guards Road
Transport: Tube: Charing Cross/Westminster
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This tourist attracting is as patriotically British as it gets!

For the main events like the changing of the guard it gets really packed so get there early, but it is worth seeing once as tick box exercise of things to do in London! As a Londoner I never get around to doing these things. I was luckily caught in the front of the traffic when driving around so I got to witness it and it was really something special. So for a moment I forgot how annoying it was that I was going to be late and got to feel a bit of British pride!