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The Royal Horseguards in London, England
You might still spot politicians enjoying a reprieve from Parliament at The Royal Horseguards. It began life as The National Liberal Club in 1884 and was commandeered by the Ministry of Defense during both world wars to headquarter the M15 and M16, Britain's secret intelligence organizations. After undergoing a full renovation in 2008, sparkling chandeliers and contemporary accents join the oil paintings and rich red and gold furnishings that still retain the air of Westminster.
Stride across manicured lawns to the banks of the River Thames and follow it south. Veer right to walk along St. James's Park. Stare down the stern guards outside Buckingham Palace and give the Queen a nod. Circle back to The Royal Horseguards for afternoon tea and apricot scones on the sunlit terrace. Raise a glass to Churchill at the bar named after him – he was one of The National Liberal Club’s most prominent members.
Location of The Royal Horseguards
Nearest Airport: LHR
Amenities for The Royal Horseguards
- General Information
- 280 Guest Rooms
- 2 Restaurants
- 24-Hour Room Service
- Afternoon Tea
- On-Site Amenities
- Fitness Center
- Limousine Service
- In-Room Amenities
- Air Conditioning
- In-Room Safes
- Mini Bar
- iPod Docks
- Flat-Screen Televisions
- Luxury Linens
- Luxury Bath Amenities
- Meeting Rooms
- Historic Sites
- Art Galleries
- Public Transportation
- Culture & Arts
Reviews for The Royal Horseguards
My wife and i stayed here for 4 nights on a trip to London. The hotel rooms feel outdated. The television did not work properly in our room. Had to go to the front desk and ask to have our room cleaned. Staff are not friendly and act as if they would rather be any where else. Girl working behind the bar just kept rolling her eyes but the male bartender was very nice. Can not understand why it is a 5 star hotel, far from it. I have stayed in 5 star hotels and there is no comparison.
Brian M - Queens, New York, United States
Our stay at the hotel was great! We came in and were instantly treated to top notch service, such as having our bags taken off our hands. Heck, we couldn't even carry our luggage down the stairs without getting offers to help from the staff! Another part that really made the stay enjoyable was the staff in both the restaurant and on the terrace. I didn't catch their names, but they were very nice, funny, and just in general all around great servers. As I did not catch their names, I wanted to make sure the two waitresses we had every time got a proper shout out: we had a young lady from France (who was very friendly and sweet to us) and another young woman with shoulder length blonde hair (who was quite entertaining but also very helpful). Both were very accommodating, especially with the two young children our family had with us. They were fantastic and I wish I could have said it to them in person, but I'd like to wish them both the best of luck in their futures (along with everyone else of course!) To top it off, the location is prime! It's close to everything in town; pubs, the Eye, tourist sites, etc. Would most certainly return! -Adam, room 606
adamnowell95 - Chicago, Illinois
We spent two weeks at the hotel, on a vacation. Staff was friendly and helpful. Had many dinners in the dining room, where food quality was excellent and wait staff welcoming. Location of hotel couldn't be better--close to metro, easy walk to major sights.
JohnV96QR - Washington DC, District of Columbia
Stayed here for 3 nights and its our first time staying at Embankment Stn, usually we stay at Marble Arch or Bond Street. We landed around 6 in the morning at Gatwick and we took the express , only 3p minutes then we arrived the hotel. We thought that we couldnt check in as its still too early , but turned out our room was ready ! Amazing as both of us needed to freshen up before all the sightseeing or shopping! Amazing bed, very comfortable that we sleep soundly every night. Shower facilities is good , they have amenties from Elemis! We didnt have breakfast included in our booking so we arent sure about the quality. Location is good. This is on the quiet side and covent garden / st martin's lane / soho are at walkable distance ! If you are staying here , don't forget to check out Barrafina at Adelaide Street, its just a few minutes walk and less crowded!
I attended an event here, the pre-dinner service was good, the meat good for mass catering and the service timely and attentive. The meal was served on a timely basis (after presentations) and was hot, the wine service etc was also good.
BobStamford - Stamford, United Kingdom