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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

The Royal Horseguards
2 Whitehall Court
London, England

Nearest Airport: LHR

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  • 280 Guest Rooms
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  • 2 Restaurants
  • 24-Hour Room Service
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  • Afternoon Tea
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  • Fitness Center
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  • Mini Bar
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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

Arrived to a very friendly welcome and had a fabulous stay, nothing was to much trouble! The staff cant do enough for you, from checking travel plans to ensuring you have an umbrella. Only minor issue was with the TV in the room, it had a weird drum/vibration when watching it.

ExplorerIIYorkshire - York, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

If you want to stay in a four star hotel near Govent Garden, Soho and theatres this hotel is a good option. From a Park view room you can see Thames and London Eye! The staff is very polite. Rooms are clean. The only harmful thing is that in winter time windows could have better seals.

Marjo T - Helsinki, Finland

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a lovely hotel located on the banks of the Thames close to tube and train stations for easy access around the capital. The rooms are standard size for London (on the small size if you’re used to US offerings) but are beautifully presented. There seemed to be a few issues with air con - which in a building of this age is not surprus8bg but the hotel coped well with this and quickly deployed heaters to guests. The breakfast was excellent and staff were great. Sadly the women serving in the bar lacked some customer service skills not even making eye contact and leaving several of us waiting a wondering if we woukd be served whilst she stacked glasses! Lol - we did eventually! But that really was the only issue dur8ng the stay. I was here for a conference and can honestly say the food is the best ‘ mass catering’ I have ever had! (And I have been to a LOT of conferences!) We also hosted a gala dinner here and the food and service was fabulous - the former National Liberal club rooms are stunning! This hotel is a great base from which to explore central London.

Travelozzy - Bicester, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

Location location location. We chose this establishment for its amazing location. A short walk to everything - Trafalgar Square, Westminster, west end, Southbank, The Strand, Soho, train station ..... We also wanted a traditional feel hotel and we certainly found it! The exterior of the building, along with most other buildings in London is truly spectacular!!! I believe this establishment was an old MI5/6 Scotland Yard Building. The foyer / reception area is really nice with an open fire. All the staff were pleasant enough but I need to be truthful and say that we didn’t really find the concierge too much help and found ourselves having to follow up with them too many times or just working things out ourselves. Funny moment for us was when we got a knock on the door early one morning (my husband had organised flowers to be delivered to our room for our anniversary) There was one knock and then in burst housekeeping. Didn’t event wait for us to say she could come in. Luckily for everyone it wasn’t an embarrassing moment but something management need to remind their staff to be mindful of. We paid extra for a king river room which had a fantastic view of the Thames River and the London Eye. We went to bed every night with our curtains open to enjoy the view The king bed was super comfy!!!!! We thought it was funny to note that the bed head was only for a queen bed so when we tried to sit in bed to read we had to prop our pillows close in the middle. The pillows were not so great and there was no pillow menu. The Bar area (sorry I have forgotten the name) is a nice quiet area to enjoy some drinks and light snacks. In fact even Winston Churchill was a regular there. I highly recommend the Mojitos!!! The breakfast area is quite a small area. Not the normal hustle and bustle of a large establishment but not quite a B&B. The breakfast choices are the basic eggs, bacon etc, cereals and juices. They bring toast to your table. Just a couple of housekeeping notes that I feel obliged to advise other trip advisors, but please keep in mind that I do recommend this place Notes : • The bathroom is stocked with basic accessories (Shampoo, conditioner, soap, body wash. That’s all) • Shower is located in the bath. There are two shower heads. One hand held which is fixed to a low point on the wall with low pressure. And one overhead which sprayed everywhere, so not great if you don’t want to get your hair wet • Bathroom has Heated floor tiles and towel rails which we LOVED • The hairdryer is located in a dresser in the main room and cannot be relocated. You need to clear the desk to be able to open the cabinet to see the mirror underneath • The bath / shower also has a weird tv. We had success turning the TV on but could not change stations or volume etc • the sound from the main TV was poor • Bar fridge doesn’t have much stock • Our bed was only turned back one night, which wasn’t a problem, but we just thought it was weird when we stayed for 7 • There are some sort of building works going on in the river directly in front of the hotel. It isn’t great to look at and gets quite noisy during the day. This did not bother us as we were out every day but something to be mindful of

TRACEY E - Melbourne, Australia

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended a tech conference here today and went out for some fresh air at lunchtime, on my way back in I am questioned as to my reason for being in this hotel - I wasn't the only one not dressed In a suit and clearly had my badge on display. I don't mind being asked but not in the condescending way the questioning occurred. The service staff however we're brilliant. Just take care to avoid the doorman if your not suited to the nines.

Mike S

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