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What We Love

  • Central riverside location, perfect for sightseeing and going out on the town
  • The building’s past — you’re staying in a historic London landmark
  • Dining on seasonal British cuisine in restaurant One Twenty One Two
  • Sipping cocktails named for famous Brits in the cozy bar
  • The mix of modern technology and old-school elegance in the rooms and suites

What To Know

  • Some rooms don’t have river views, so consider upgrading if a Thames view is essential to your stay
  • The breakfast buffet isn’t the most filling in town
  • The restaurant doesn’t overlook the river, so no romantic city views while you dine
  • The staff is friendly and polite, but there could be a few more of them
  • WiFi is free


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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The Review

With a stay at The Royal Horseguards, you’ll be centrally located in London, steps from Benjamin Franklin House and minutes from Trafalgar Square. This 5-star hotel is close to London Eye and London Dungeon.

Make yourself at home in one of the 282 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and minibars. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and plasma televisions are provided for your entertainment. Bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as laptop-compatible safes and desks.

Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a fitness center or take in the view from a terrace and a garden. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services.

Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel’s 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. This hotel has 14 meeting rooms available for events.

How to Get There

The Royal Horseguards
2 Whitehall Court
London, SW1A 2EJ United Kingdom


4.5 Very Good 5702 Reviews
Disappointed this time
Reviewed 1 day ago

staying this time we had purchased upgraded river view room. It was inferior to the cheaper room we had previously. Gone also was the bed turn down service, slippers on floor etc from our last visit. Hotel was extremely busy which detracts from the ambience we were wanting. Reception on tv was awful. For £500 / night I expect better.
Lesson learnt, go elsewhere

Afternoon tea...
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a lovely champagne afternoon tea with mom today.. good service the young ladies were very accommodating..., good food the sandwiches were soo fresh and the pastries were heavenly, good atmosphere and very friendly staff.. Thank You.. definitely recommend 😊

Great London location
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are visiting London you can’t get a better location than this, it’s on top of everything most of which is walking distance. South bank (London eye) Covent Garden and the Strand ( lots of theatres) to name a few. You are also really near a tube station for wider exploring. Rooms are spacious and come with a complimentary mini bar .... nice touch (only soft drinks and snacks though) and Elemis toiletries. We did B&B and breakfast was ok and only reason not rating this hotel 5 * as was buffet. The choice was good but no offer of fresh eggs and although ordered toast never arrived. All in all if you can get a good deal great location for a London stay

Historic hotel for package tours
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have stayed here four times and have always enjoyed the historical context, central location and setting next to Whitehall gardens. Unfortunately, each time there has been an increasing dominance of package tours filling out the guest list. Great if you are from the US and are on a value packed tour of the UK. If you are more independent then you might consider a hotel that better responds and delivers on its heritage. Last visit for us

Fantastic in every way!
Reviewed 2 days ago

This hotel is in the epicenter of London. Walking distance to a many many attractions and two tube stations. Hotel staff were fantastic! Breakfast buffet was outstanding and the bar was great. Views of the Thames and DT London were beyond belief. I can't wait to go back. This is the place to stay if you want to be in the heart of London!!