Royal Horseguards


Hotel and location

Built in 1884 in the style of a French château this Grade I listed iconic building sits proudly on the banks of the Thames overlooking the river and the impressive London Eye. Occupying an enviable location, it is just a heartbeat from Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and Downing Street, and a leisurely stroll from Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden putting shops, theatres and restaurants on your doorstep. All this and easy tube access a minutes walk away, makes it a perfect base to explore the capital`s rich sights. Recently upgraded to 5* status.

Room and facilities

All 282 luxurious guest bedrooms have been extensively refurbished to an executive standard and feature high speed internet access, direct-dial telephone, electronically coded safe, satellite TV, complimentary mini bar, and tea and coffee making facilities. Bathrobes are also provided for your comfort. The hotel also features a business centre, free wifi throughout the hotel- including the rooms, high specification gym and the exquisite One Twenty One Two restaurant and Equus Bar offers innovative menus, showcasing contemporary dining at its very best. Please note standard double and standard twins rooms do not have river view.

Board basis

Room Only.


Check-in: 3pm Check-out: 11am

Car parking

Q Park Trafalgar Square at Spring Gardens is a 5 minute walk from the hotel and costs approximately £39 for 24 hours.

Getting there

TRAIN: From Embankment station (Circle, District, Bakerloo and Northern lines), turn left passing under the bridge, cross the road and you are in Whitehall Place, the hotel is the 1st left (one minute walk from station).
DRIVING: From Trafalgar Square or Parliament Square, take exit to Whitehall. Turn into Whitehall Place then right into Whitehall Court.

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Royal Horseguards



Lovely stay at a fantastic hotel.

After 2 years of being in the diary due to covid postponements, it was finally great to be able to go on our weekend theatre break, the show was amazing and the hotel was superb. Very clean, friendly staff and a great location for the theatre and areas to visit such as Covent Gardens and to enjoy a leisurely boat trip along the Thames....


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Lovely hotel great staff very friendly and helpful just a shame about the horrible smell by the lifts up to the rooms. This was only on the 25th as on the 26th the dreadful smell had gone. But other than that superb and wonderful staff xx...


We were given a very warm welcome & our room was v...



Top Hotel

Great overnight stay at an iconic London Hotel. Great room and very friendly staff....


Exceptional . No complaints



Great location

fabulous hotel, great location to Trafalgar square etc friendly & helpful staff, lovely bedrooms highly recommended...


Royal Horseguards

Room very clean & lovely view, the only fault was , I had been in touch with the Hotel, over the 3 weeks previously before arriving & requested 15 balloons & a banner for my husbands 60th Birthday for which i was willing to pay £20 for, despite having emails confirming these would be in the room,& even the day before & on check in , we were told that they had been done, when we arrived in the room there were2 pink balloons & 1 foil balloon which looked as though they were second hand & went down.( PINK) when they knew it was for a man, when i called reception he said maybe there was a problem with delivery., It was however, his 60th and not just a normal aged birthday Breakfast was lovely, & hotel has a lovely decor and spelt amazing all over....


Beautiful posh surroundings and affordable food

A really, really nice hotel in the heart of Threatre land over looking the Thames. The staff are very polite and will do everything to help you achieve a perfect stay. A beautiful aroma throughout the hotel . We ate dinner in the restaurant and had two lovely courses for £65.00. Would definitely go back and that says it all really....


Beautiful hotel but?..

The hotel is beautiful and in a great location. The staff are fabulous, very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very good. The only thing we thought could have been better was the furniture in the bedroom and the bathroom. We booked a delux double room unfortunately the furniture was very tired and the bath had a bit of mould around it where the mastic is. For the price we paid it should have been immaculate....


First class hotel

Hotel ideally situated for theatre land and sightseeing. Staff were exceptional in their attentiveness to customer needs, no matter how small. ALL the staff were very professional....



Very friendly staff. Witness some very challenging customer ms in the restaurant. The staff were very professional all the receptionist at the front desk very very accommodating and could not do enough for you...


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2 Whitehall Court, Whitehall, Westminster, London, SW1A 2EJ

Charing Cross station is 3 minute walk (302 metres)