The Royal Horseguards

2 Whitehall Court, London, SW1A 2EJ - Guest Rating: 84%

The Royal Horseguards, London
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Located on the lip of the River Thames, the hotel is just a short walk from such prestigious London sights as Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament and Downing Street, whilst it sits directly opposite the Millenium Wheel, providing guests with one of the country's most famous views. The nearest tube station is Embankment at just one minute's walk from the hotel. It is serviced by the Bakerloo, Circle, District and Northern lines, giving guests immediate access to the rest of the city, with nearly all of London's tourist attractions easily accessible from these lines.


Facilities at The Royal Horseguards include 24 hour room service, concierge service and a limousine transfer service to the airport. There is also an on-site gym with state-of-the-art cardiovascular machines and free weights. The gym is free for the use of guests, but those who require any advice or fitness plans can book a session with a personal trainer. There are also a number of business services available at the hotel including wireless internet access throughout and printing and photocopying facilities. Continuing with the business theme, One Whitehall Place offers a number of meeting and events facilities with elegant decor and expansive spaces. There are 12 different rooms that can accommodate up to 250 guests, making this a perfect location for big events such as weddings or end of year school parties. There is also a projector and screen available for use in these rooms.

There is limited parking directly in front of the hotel, which is reserved mostly for Permit Holders, and there are two blue badge spaces just around the corner.


The hotel has a generous list of rooms with Standard Single rooms, Standard Double rooms, Standard Twin rooms, Deluxe Double rooms, Executive Double rooms, Executive Twin rooms, Executive King rooms with a view, King Suites and King Suites with a river view all available. The rooms measure between 24 and 54 square metres and make good use of their high ceilings and panoramic views, incorporating luxurious fabrics and furnishings and free wireless internet access. Most of the rooms have Egyptian linen, a flatscreen TV with freeview, an iPod docking station, minibar and TVs in the bathrooms.


The restaurant at The Royal Horseguard benefits from elegant decor, making it a suitable venue to enjoy the 5 star cuisine, which features continental recipes cooked with the best British ingredients. In summer guests may choose to dine out on the terrace and take in the beautiful surroundings. The Equus bar serves an array of sophisticated cocktails named after previous guests such as William Churchill and William Gladstone. It also serves light snacks and non-alcoholic refreshments including its own homemade Cola.


All documents at the hotel are availabe in both large print and braille for those with limited vision. There are also four rooms suitable for wheelchair users and a further 10 sensory rooms.

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Guests arriving at one of the city's airports will find taxis waiting to bring them into the city centre. Alternatively the Gatwick Express to Victoria takes just 30 minutes, whilst the Heathrow Express to Paddington takes half of that. Embankment tube station is easy to access from either of these stations as it is on the Circle Line, a simple journey from both starting points. The hotel is just across the road from Embankment tube station on Whitehall Place. Those arriving by vehicle should make their way to Hyde Park, central London. On reaching Hyde Park guests should take the south east exit onto Piccadilly, taking the third right onto Haymarket. Guests should then follow the road on to Pall Mall East and go straight over the next roundabout on to Northumberland Avenue. Whitehall Place is on the right.

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