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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
We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and had booked a King room overlooking the river. We arrived a little early but our room was ready and we were taken up to our room. On the third floor it was a little low down to get a river view but we had a lovely view of the park and the room was spacious, very clean, and felt luxurious with a very comfortable bed and high quality bedding. Complimentary soft drinks were included. We were delighted with the extras to make our celebration feel special - thank you so much. We enjoyed the extensive hot and cold breakfast choices and the good coffee. The service at the hotel was first class throughout - from reception, concierge, porters, waiting staff. We hope to return for the next celebration!
sasha8591 - Guildford, United Kingdom
Let me begin by saying the staff at this hotel is amazing. They are friendly, polite and willing to go beyond expectations to satisfy guests. We would definitely stay here again, but beware of the promises of the website! We booked the Double Room, River View that offers rooms with a view of the Thames and London Eye. The only glimpse we had from 636 of either was the top few cars of the Eye at night when they were lit up. See picture below - nothing but trees! A month earlier the view would have been better; inquire about the view when you arrive. The website boasts: Delight in the extra luxury touch of a complimentary minibar and enjoy an array of refreshments. The COMPLIMENTARY minibar only happened 3 times in a 9 night stay (small bottle of white and red wine), as did the ARRAY of refreshments (twice an individual bag of chips and a small chocolate bar, once just the chips). If it's not advertised we don't expect it - but it was. And we did. The website also boasts about the in-shower TV, but doesn't mention the fact that the tub is a high hip-breaker that can be a struggle to get into, or that once in you will have a challenge trying to shower under the delightful rainshower while you wrestle with the shower curtain wrapping itself around you the entire time. Why a curtain instead of a door?
V9005FClindam - Minneapolis, Minnesota
We stayed at this supposedly upscale hotel for seven nights in April. We booked a river view with a King bed along with a view of the London Eye and was placed in a non King room which was quite small. We shared with the hotel our luggage was lost. They provided no essentials or hospitality. We asked the concierge for assistance but thought that would have been common sense. I called the night manager and told him we were not in a king room although he stated it was. I was adamant and they moved us to a king room with less view of the river as we went from the 7th floor to the 5th floor which was apparently a downgrade, although the cost went up 40 pounds a night? Needless to say I did contact the hotel management via email and she was kind and waved the 40 pounds, apologized for the several different incidents we incurred. Such as not stocking our fridge like they do on floors above the 5th with wine beer and snack, etc... I am not one to complain but we stayed seven nights! The lack of communication within the hotel staff made us continue to ask and feel unwanted. The location, the West End, is highly suggested. I also gave my postcards to the concierge with the proper postage but nobody received the postcard in the States!
marydesalvatore - Colts Neck, New Jersey
Couldn't speak more highly of my time spent in the Royal Horseguards Hotel, which was for 2 night stay over the Christmas break. Even though I'm writing this review months after the experience I had hasn't left me of how much I enjoyed this beautiful hotel. The hotel is in a amazing location right by the river so views from our window both in the day and at night were simply gorgeous. Staff were so polite and helpful nothing would've been too much trouble accompanied up to our room and made us aware of all facilities we could experience. Free mini bar, complimentary tea,coffee and biscuits always fully stocked up on both mornings, heated floor in bathroom & television above the bath!! Felt very spoilt! Being about a 2hr travel from where we live staying in this hotel really made our weekend trip extremely special! Visiting at Christmas time I just think makes the whole experience that little bit more magical however I would stay at this Hotel any time of the year and would recommend everyone else to do the same!
From the moment we walked in to this hotel, nothing was too much trouble. Our room was ready but we were happy to drop our bags and head straight out. The staff were exceptional and could not have done enough to help us. Huge thank you and we will definitely be back!
pycock - York, United Kingdom