Tourist Information UK

Horseguards, London

Horse Guards fronts Horse Guards Parade, the vast parade ground where the Queen takes the salute at the Trooping of The Colour ceremony on her official birthday. The building was designed by William Kent, the then Chief Architect to George II.

House Guards is constantly guarded by troopers of the Household Cavalry. Two mounted cavalry troopers are posted outside daily from 10 am to 4 pm, and are relieved every hour.

Every day, visitors can see the changing of the Horse Guards at 11am from Monday to Saturday and at 11am on Sundays. This is free.

This is a different event from the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace.

Opening Times

Guard changing ceremony
Mon-Sat: 11:00
Sun: 10:00
Dismounting Ceremony: daily at 4pm

Ticket Prices

free to watch

More Information

Telephone: 020 7766 7300

Click a thumbnail image to view a large photo.

Location Map

Find out how to get to Horseguards with directions and maps from Google.

Hotels & Accommodation

Thistle Westminster Thistle Westminster
Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0QT
Distance: 0.0 miles
Rubens At The Palace Rubens At The Palace
39 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0PS
Distance: 0.1 miles
The Grosvenor The Grosvenor
101 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0SJ
Distance: 0.1 miles

Nearest Attractions

Top Attractions

The Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre
Shakespeare’s Globe 21 New Globe Walk Bankside London
Distance: 2.1 miles
London Planetarium London Planetarium
The Royal Observatory Park Row London UK
Distance: 5.8 miles
The British Film Institute (BFI) - Southbank
Belvedere Road South Bank Waterloo London
Distance: 1.4 miles