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The Royal Horseguards

Things to do near The Royal Horseguards, Embankment

This is the ultimate luxury address in central London, near Westminster. Stay in supreme style with panoramic views overlooking the River Thames. This five-star iconic London hotel reflects fully refurbished Victorian luxury and modern elegance. From the original tiled floor and chandeliers of the grand entrance to its award winning restaurant, One Twenty One Two.

Located on Whitehall Court, you’re ideally placed to explore the city, with Embankment tube situated opposite the hotel and Charring Cross Station just five minutes walk away. Many of the city’s most famous sites are within walking distance, from Parliament Square and Big Ben to the London Eye. You can even take in the best views by riverboat taxi from Embankment Pier.

Arts & Culture

  • The National Gallery - 0.3 Miles

    One of London’s most famous attractions - The National Gallery on Trafalgar Square hosts a stunning collection of Western European paintings from the 13th to the 19th century and special exhibitions. Masterpieces include work by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Turner, Renoir, Cezanne and Van Gogh

  • The National Portrait Gallery - 0.5 Miles

    A must see London attraction – Located around the corner from The National Gallery, The National Portrait Gallery was founded in 1856 to collect portraits of famous British men and women. Explore over 175,000 portraits from the 16th Century to the present day.

  • The British Museum - 0.8 Miles

    Opened in 1753 the British Museum is dedicated to human history and culture. Its permanent collection, numbering some eight million works is amongst the largest and most comprehensive in existence. Artefacts originate from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present.

  • Victoria and Albert Museum - 3.4 Miles

    The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. Named after Prince Albert and Queen Victoria it was founded in 1852. Its collection spans 5,000 years of art right up to the present day.

  • Tate Modern - 1.7 Miles

    A must see London attraction – explore the most visited modern art gallery in the world. Based in the former Bankside Power Station, The Tate holds the national collection of British art from 1500 to the present day and international modern and contemporary art.

  • Billy Elliot at Victoria Palace Theatre - 1.3 Miles

    Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever. Located just minutes from The Grosvenor Hotel, Victoria.

Local Attractions

  • The London Eye - 0.4 Miles

    One of London’s most famous attractions on the South Bank of the River Thames. The London Eye is the world’s largest observation wheel and offers a spectacular way to take in over 55 of London’s most famous landmarks in just 30 minutes.

  • Somerset House - 0.6 Miles

    Year round there’s something to enjoy at Somerset House. The iconic courtyard is home to 55 fountains during summer and transforms into an ice rink in winter. Explore the latest art and design exhibitions or watch open-air films on summer evenings under the stars. This stunning London riverside venue is also home to London Fashion Week.

  • Southbank Centre - 0.5 Miles

    Located on the stunning South Bank overlooking the river Thames, this is a world famous arts centre. Millions of visitors come to see what’s on at the Royal Festival Hall, Purcell Rooms and Hayward Gallery. Of course you could also just enjoy scenic river views from its many cafés and restaurants.


  • Hyde Park - 2.9 Miles

    Hyde Park is one of London’s finest landscapes covering 350 acres. Steeped in history it was once the hunting ground of King Henry VIII. Today it’s a tranquil escape from bustling London where tai chi is performed in the early morning, and is host to world famous concerts.

  • St James's Park - 0.5 Miles

    Explore the oldest Royal Park in London surrounded by three palaces, Buckingham Palace, St James’s Palace and Westminster Palace (the Houses of Parliament). It was one of the venues for the London 2012 Olympic Games and is the setting for spectacular pageants, including the Trooping of the Colour.

  • Kew Gardens - 11.5 Miles

    Set in 121 hectares, explore the most prodigious collection of rare plants housed in the vast canopies of Victorian glasshouses. Enjoy the seasons, landscapes and 250 years of history at the world’s most famous garden. Climb to the treetops, delve into rainforest or discover more on a guided tour.


  • Rules - 0.4 Miles

    Rules was established by Thomas Rule in 1798 making it the oldest restaurant in London. It serves traditional British food, specialising in classic game cookery, oysters, pies and puddings. It owns the Lartington Estate in the High Pennines, so sources the highest quality game birds, roe deer and beef.

  • One Twenty One Two - 0.0 Miles

    Enjoy contemporary dining right here in the hotel at One Twenty One Two restaurant which was awarded two AA Rosettes. The name comes from the hotel’s former neighbour, Scotland Yard, and its universally-famous telephone number, Whitehall 1212. Dine well, with fine wines, cuisine and exemplary service.


  • Oxford Street - 2.4 Miles

    Renowned for its world-class shopping and endless selection of entertainment, Oxford Street truly is the ultimate shopping destination. With over one and a half mile of high street brands, iconic department stores, luxury hotels and a diverse selection of international cuisine, shoppers will be spoilt for choice.

  • Harrods - 2.7 Miles

    Experience upmarket shopping in the heart of Kensington. Harrods is rich in history, and a shopper’s haven as the biggest department store in Europe. Browse the 330 departments for the latest in fashion, gifts and experience the world-class food hall and much more.

  • Westfield Stratford - 8.0 Miles

    With over 300 stores offering fashion, food, homewares, health and beauty and much more, you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for at Westfield Stratford City. Expect pure entertainment with a state of the art cinema, a luxury bowling alley and an exciting selection of restaurants.

Tourist Spot

  • Central London - 0.2 Miles

    It’s the most exciting city in the world. And it’s ours. The nation’s capital has everything you could possibly wish for – including a choice of 16 hotels from which to explore it’s world-renowned sites, culture, entertainment and shopping

  • Buckingham Palace - 1.2 Miles

    Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty the Queen. Steeped in history it has served as the official London residence of Britain’s sovereigns since 1837. Explore the 19 magnificent rooms on the tour, displaying some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection.

  • Houses of Parliament - 0.4 Miles

    The Houses of Parliament hosts many political debates and offers tours. This stunning gothic revival building on the banks of the River Thames is a must see landmark attraction. Otherwise known as the Palace of Westminster, it’s officially a Royal Palace. Another great tourist attraction, Big Ben overlooks Westminster.

  • River Thames - 0.2 Miles

    Running straight through the capital the river Thames is home to some of London’s most famous sights, a trip down stream will take you past The Tower of London, Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast, Shakespeare’s globe, the Tate Modern, the London eye and the Houses of Parliament.

  • Churchill War Rooms - 0.4 Miles

    The Cabinet War Rooms were the secret underground headquarters of the core of the British government throughout the Second World War. Discover the war rooms fascinating history, as the only major museum in the world dedicated to Sir Winston Churchill.

  • Westminster Abbey - 0.5 Miles

    Westminster Abbey is steeped in over a thousand years of history. Benedictine monks first came to this site in the middle of the tenth century and The Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066. Famous Royal Weddings, most recently included the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

  • Saint Paul’s Cathedral - 1.8 Miles

    One of the most famous sights of London with its dome, framed by the spires of Wren’s City Churches. It has dominated the skyline for 300 years and the image of its dome surrounded by the smoke of the Blitz has become a symbol of the city’s endurance.

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