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Horse Guards Parade, London: 75 reviews and 148 photos

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This building is siply referred to as Horse Guards and is a very popular place for tourists. The place is guarded by two mounted cavalry troopers who are changed every hour. Horse Guards was built between 1751 and 1753 and is the formal entrance to St. James Palace. It stands on the same place as the Whitehall Palace which burned down in 1698.

The horse guards are present between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. You can see them departing from the Whitehall side of the building.

Address: Whitehall, SW1
Directions: Charing Cross or Westminster tubes
Phone: +44 20 7930 3070
Website: http://www.number-10.gov.uk

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 27, 2006
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