The Royal Horseguards

Rated 8.3 in 2737 reviews. 282 rooms.

★★★★★

The historic and stately Royal Horseguards Hotel is an award-winning 5 star hotel located on London's Embankment at No2 Whitehall. Built in 1884 in the style of a French château, it is now a Grade II Listed building offering a choice of 282 luxurious bedrooms and opulent suites, many affording magnificent views over the Thames. The Royal Horseguards Hotel once served as headquarters for the British Secret Services (MI5 and MI6) and numerous meetings and discussions between influential politicians, statesmen and diplomats have taken place within the walls of the hotel. It’s said that Winston Churchill and others used secret tunnels within the building. During WWII most of the building was taken over by Government departments; the fifth floor utilised by the Russian Embassy, the sixth floor by the American Embassy and the seventh floor by the Air Training Corps. The Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel is beautiful both outside and inside and is often used as a filming location. It has featured in several films, such as The Constant Gardener, Bond films Octopussy and Skyfall, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and TV programmes Mr Selfridge and Downton Abbey to name a few.

Between the River Thames and Trafalgar Square, this beautiful 5-star hotel has a luxurious mix of history and modern style. It has a restaurant, a gym (closed due to Covid-19) and river views.

It is a Grade I listed building that overlooks the London Eye, just a short walk from the National Gallery. It also edges onto Covent Garden and Theatreland.

Bedrooms offer Victorian elegance and modern features, including free Wi-Fi, Elemis toiletries, a 49-inch LCD TV, and free mineral water.

The peaceful One Twenty One Two Restaurant at Royal Horseguards Hotel features fine food and wine. There is also an outdoor terrace for al fresco dining

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A guide to great places near The Royal Horseguards

  1. Whitehall Gardens

    Great to see a plush green area in downtown London #wonkas

    99 m from hotel
    Horseguards Ave

  2. Gordon's Wine Bar

    Head down the stairs, take a seat and lose track of time in the dark candle lit cellar. If cheese and wine is your thing then you’ll love Gordon’s.

    211 m from hotel
    47 Villiers St

  3. Horse Guards Parade

    Notice the clock that crowns the main building? You'll see a black mark next to the number '2'. That's the hour at which Charles I was beheaded at the neighbouring Banqueting House.

    214 m from hotel
    The Household Division

  4. Victoria Embankment Gardens

    Built by Sir Joseph Bazalgette in the 1860’s as part of his scheme to provide a modern sewage system, this riverside development was a reaction to the Great Stink of 1858, and traffic congestion.

    271 m from hotel
    Victoria Embankment

  5. Trafalgar Square

    A wonderful place for people watching on a sunny day or as a romantic meeting place at dusk, but look out for the pigeons. A visit to the National Gallery is also highly recommended.

    333 m from hotel
    Trafalgar Sq

  6. Barrafina

    Amazing amazing food here. Calves liver on cauliflower puree (specials menu) was excellent. All complimented by excellent sherries.

    384 m from hotel
    10 Adelaide St

  7. National Gallery

    In 2012's Skyfall, James Bond first encounters Q in Room 34 of the National Gallery as he sits admiring JMW Turner’s masterpiece "The Fighting Temeraire"

    422 m from hotel
    Trafalgar Sq

  8. National Portrait Gallery

    This must-see museum houses over 160,000 portraits of famous Brits (think Mick Jagger, Queen Victoria) dating back to the 16th century. It also is home to a trove of Cecil Beaton images.

    451 m from hotel
    St. Martin's Pl

  9. The London Eye

    The best place to sip champagne in one of the 32 capsules and watch the sun go down over London.

    452 m from hotel
    The Queen's Walk

  10. Southbank Centre

    With 21 acres, this is the largest single-run arts centre in the world. The Royal Festival Hall, Hayward Gallery, and Queen Elizabeth Hall form the backdrop to the hustle and bustle of markets.

    0.5 km from hotel
    Belvedere Rd

  11. Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) (Big Ben (Elizabeth Tower))

    Really beautiful

    0.6 km from hotel
    Parliament Sq

  12. St James's Park

    Originally a deer park for Henry VIII, so he could hunt while staying at Whitehall Palace, the park was laid out in a formal style by Charles II, when Pepys came here to watch ice skating.

    0.7 km from hotel
    The Mall