Members Recommend
Very Good 5005 Reviews
Jetsetter Verified
This Hotel meets our standards
Our editors have been here and it has met our standards

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
Disclaimer: This content was accurate at the time the hotel was reviewed. Please check our partner sites when booking to verify that details are still correct.
Bedroom Elegant Luxury Modern chair property living room home Suite cottage


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 5005 Reviews
Lovely breakfast
Reviewed 15 hours ago

A friend of mine and myself had breakfast recently in this hotel. Some friends recommended it, so we tried it. It was very nice indeed. The room itself, the food and the service were all on point. The staff was helpful and nice without being too much on you. We’d like to mention Luca for the patience. We kept asking him for things and he’s been excellent all the time.
Definetly coming back.

Why haven’t I stayed here before !
Reviewed 16 hours ago

Stayed in most of London’s 5 star hotels , this one had it all for us ... great service , genuine and not over fussy... clean well presented rooms , ours overlooking the river.

Didn’t get to try the bar or other facilities , but looked great.

Great location too !

Very good hotel in excellent location
Reviewed 1 day ago

We stayed for 3 nights at a discounted rate, but our room and the service we received was first class. The hotel is close to the tube and in short walking distance to places of interest such as Trafalgar Square, and Westminster.

An ideal base for Central London
Reviewed 2 days ago

A comfortable and relatively luxurious hotel in the heart of Westminster within easy walking distance of many of the theatres, restaurants and significant sights. The staff are always friendly, knowledgeable and efficient and the quality of the accommodation is first rate. Many rooms have river views. A comfortable and convenient base for most purposes in London.

Spectacular Property, close to everything and affordable to boot!
Reviewed 2 days ago

This hotel is a amazing. On the Thames River, and a short walk over it to the London Eye and all those attractions, as well as a skip and a hop to the Waterloo station, palaces, Trafalgar Square - everything you want when you first visit this city. Parking overnight was outrageously priced, so if you’re driving, consider dumping the car as you won’t need it during this leg of your trip anyway. Everything in the mini bar is included fo you, and even if you use the DND sign, you will find a bottle of water just outside your door in the evening. The bathrooms and rooms are spacious, and the little bar inside is a lot of fun. Make sure, if you enjoy cocktails, to try one of their signature gin drinks - they don’t taste like gin at all. Compared to other, luxury hotels, this is one of my favorites, full of charm, history, and it outdoes it’s pricier competition close by.