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Local Attractions near The Royal Horseguards Hotel

Local Attractions

The Royal Horseguards Hotel is situated on the River Thames close to Embankment and is a perfect base for sightseeing and exploring West London. You're just a short stroll away from iconic landmarks and attractions, from Trafalgar Square to Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, not to mention the incredible London Eye which you can see from the hotel.

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is one of the most striking and famous religious buildings in the world and is a world heritage site with over 1000 years of history. It has been the backdrop of 16 royal weddings.

Visit Westminster Abbey

The London Eye

The world's largest observation wheel offering spectacular views of the London skyline, a great way to take in the most famous landmarks.

Visit the London Eye

Mayfair

A fashionable district alongside Hyde Park that boasts the capital’s most exclusive shops, gourmet restaurants and high-end clubs and is an easy walk from the hotel. Think elegant Georgian townhouses, Bond St, Savile Row and Burlington Arcade.


 

Covent Garden

Whether you’re looking to shop, eat out, people watch or just be entertained, then Covent Garden is the place to be. Close to the London Transport Museum and Royal Opera House, Covent Garden is famous for its street performers, market and restaurants.
 

Visit Covent Garden

The West End

The West End is home to London’s theatreland and contains the entertainment district around Leicester Square and Covent Garden. Shaftesbury Avenue has six theatres, including the Lyric Theatre, Apollo Theatre and the Sondheim Theatre which features Les Miserables.

The River Thames

The River Thames is a 215 mile-long river that flows through southern England, including London. Home to famous sights including Tower Bridge, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the London Eye. Enjoy a view of the river from our hotel or a brisk walk along its banks.

Wimbledon

Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and one of the most important tennis events of the year. The event is easily accessible by public transport from the Royal Horseguards Hotel.

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Big Ben

We might know it as “Big Ben” but the striking clock tower’s actual name is Elizabeth Tower - Big Ben actually refers to the huge bell inside, which weighs more than 13 tons. Big Ben, at the Houses of Parliament, is an icon of the UK’s culture and history and is recognised across the globe.

Buckingham Palace

The Palace serves as both the office and official London residence of Her Majesty The Queen. Catch the changing of the guard and maybe a glimpse of the Queen at this official royal residence on the edge of St. James Park.

Visit Buckingham Palace

Houses of Parliament

Find 1,000 years of history, architecture and politics at the iconic Palace of Westminster, also known as the Houses of Parliament, just minutes from 10 Downing Street and walking distance from our hotel.

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Hyde Park

Hyde Park is London’s most famous green space, filled with stunning monuments and an array of wildlife. It’s a beautiful place to wander through any time of year, but if you’re there in the summer then you need to take a boat out on the famous Serpentine Lake.

Hyde Park
 

Kensington Palace

Look sharp because you might run into royalty while having tea at this official palace on the edge of Kensington Gardens. The palace is home to an exquisite collection of royal fashion from the 18th century to the present day and frequently includes an exhibition.

Visit Kensington Palace

The National Gallery

Experience 700 years of classic art, as well as curated exhibitions and events. Book your (free) ticket in advance and choose your route. Don’t miss the National Portrait Gallery nearby.

 

Visit the National Gallery

Piccadilly Circus

Well known for its large advertising displays for various adverts, Piccadilly is surrounded by numerous tourist spots and must-see locations, including Leicester Square and Soho with their vibrant, busy streets.

 

 

Soho

Let loose and go for some late-night karaoke in this area rammed with bars, clubs, restaurants and live music venues. Soho has the densest concentration of eateries, galleries, shops and clubs in central London and is known to many as the true heart of the city.

Trafalgar Square

With its position in the heart of London, Trafalgar Square is one of the most famous squares in the world. Say hello to Nelson’s Column, the giant lions and fountains in this vibrant square outside the National Gallery and St Martin-in-the-Fields church. 

Chinatown

Get a true taste of the Far East in London’s Chinatown. And it’s not just a feast for the eyes and for culture, it’s also a literal feast in the form of authentic Chinese restaurants, where you’ll find everything from Szechuan specialities to dim sum and regional buffets.

Explore Chinatown

 

 

The Thames Rib Experience

The Thames Rib Experience is the ultimate thrill. London by speedboat is 50 minutes of pure adrenaline, mixed with a sense of awe. Our hotels are situated close to the River Thames, making this a great day out for adventure seekers. Strap yourself in and get ready for a speedy journey through time, with a few twists and turns along the way! Board at London Bridge Pier or London Eye Pier.

Discover the Thames Rockets