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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


The royal horseguard weekend

Very good location the view from the room was outstanding (london eye). If you want to discover London, this is the place to be stayin. All tourist destinations were so close that 5 min walk did the magic.

Wonderful 50th birthday treat

Great few days near to all the tourist hot spots with wonderful service and knowledgeable and friendly staff. Special mention for the choice of delicious breakfast if you visit breakfast is a must!! Must mention the birthday cake in room was lovely and delicious surprise.

Great location, huge room, some inconveniences

Our room was huge, even by US standards, and the location of this hotel was ideal, very close to the Embankment tube station, and walking distance to Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, etc. It was also quiet, as on more of a side street. The elevators were cordoned off by doors, which helped with noise—a nice touch.

Our bed was very comfortable and we could open the windows a bit. There was a deep tub, two sinks and a shower, but that is where the issues started. Our rain head shower did not work and was not fixed after making two reports. The heated bathroom floors also did not work. The water was inconsistently hot from the shower, but not the sinks. You could hear the TV in the bathroom, which was nice unless one person wanted to watch the television and the other relax in the tub with a book.

We had nice robes, a free mini bar (water and soda), and other pleasant amenities. There were just small things that made it less than perfect. For example, it seemed the overhead lights were on or every light was off. You could not have just a bedside lamp — at least that we could figure out and we have stayed in hotels across the globe. It also took the doorman about 10 minutes to get us a taxi for dinner as there were none stationed outside the hotel.

Would I stay there again? Probably but I’d look at other options before I booked.