Hotel The Royal Horseguards

5 Stars

  2 Whitehall Court - SW1A 2EJ - London, United Kingdom View Map
Area: Victoria / Belgravia / Westminster / Pimlico

The Royal Horseguards has all the comforts and amenities you expect from a leading 5-star London hotel. Whether you’re with us on business, for pleasure, or attending or organising an event, you have access to a range of superb facilities for an effortless, enjoyable stay. BT Openzone wireless internet access is available throughout the hotel, it’s easy to keep in touch with home, the office and the wider world. Please note there’s an additional charge for this service in the public areas but is complimentary in the bedrooms. Concierge services - Our experienced concierge team, many of whom are members of the Golden Keys Society, are available 24 hours a day. Theatre tickets, taxis, restaurant reservations – anything you need, please ask, then leave all the arrangements to us. Room service is available to all our guests, 24 hours a day. We offer a wide range of meals and drinks; please see the menu in your room. Gym - The Royal Horseguards has its own gym with a complete range of cardiovascular fitness equipment and weights; as a guest, you have free, unlimited access. Airport transfers - Instead of the Tube, train or a taxi, why not treat yourself – or your clients – to a limousine transfer between The Royal Horseguards and the airport? Please ask the Concierge for more details of our limousine service. In the Guoman tradition of exemplary service, nothing is too much trouble. So if there’s anything we can do to make your stay at The Royal Horseguards more comfortable, please don’t hesitate to ask any member of our team.

Hotel Details


When your guests see our address on the invitation, they’ll know it really is a special occasion: after all, there are few venues as prestigious as One Whitehall Place. Set right in the heart of London, just a stone's throw from the Houses of Parliament and Trafalgar Square, One Whitehall Place is entirely dedicated to events and functions. With its high ceilings, grand marble staircase, glittering chandeliers and breathtaking views to the River Thames, it’s a magnificent setting for receptions, award ceremonies, conferences and weddings: four of our rooms are licensed for civil ceremonies. Our largest space is the dramatic Gladstone Library, which can accommodate up to 350 guests. We also have several large Suites, plus further meeting and event rooms suitable for board and team meetings, training sessions, presentations, interviews and private dining. All our meeting rooms are air-conditioned, and fully equipped with LCD projector and screen, plus BT Openzone wireless internet access. You can book any combination of rooms, in whatever configuration you need, to suit your exact requirements. As you’d expect from a 5-star London hotel, you have a wide and sumptuous choice of dining and refreshment options. And from your initial enquiry to the last guest’s departure, our friendly, experienced team will be on hand to provide all the advice and practical help you need. So when you’re looking for a central London meeting venue, nothing comes close to The Royal Horseguards and One Whitehall Place.


It is a traditional and impressive sandstone building.


From your room at The Royal Horseguards, you can enjoy one of the finest outlooks in London, with many of our rooms offering panoramic views over the River Thames and the London Eye. In keeping with the rest of the Guoman collection of 4- and 5-star London hotels, all the bedrooms here have been meticulously designed to reflect the building’s individual architecture, style and character. Every room at The Royal Horseguards is air-conditioned, en-suite and has complimentary BT Openzone wireless internet access: your room rate also includes free use of our gym facilities.


From a morning cappuccino on the Terrace to a sumptuous five-course dinner in One Twenty One Two; at The Royal Horseguards you can enjoy some of the finest food and drink in London, without leaving the hotel. Winner of two AA Rosettes, our One Twenty One Two Restaurant has made The Royal Horseguards one of London’s most desirable dining destinations. With the hotel near Theatreland, it’s the ideal choice for a pre-show dinner. And in fine weather – which, despite rumours to the contrary is not entirely unknown in London – our Terrace provides a spectacular setting for alfresco dining. The Lounge is our friendly all-day bar – the perfect place for informal meetings, or a light snack any time. And in the former home of the National Liberal Club, Churchill’s Bar (which you’ll find next door at one Whitehall Place) is named after one of its most famous members.


Gracing the banks of the River Thames, The Royal Horseguards began life as the National Liberal Club, offering its members a sanctuary from the rough-and-tumble of Westminster politics. Designed by Alfred Waterhouse, whose architectural legacy in London includes the Natural History Museum, it played host to some of Britain’s greatest writers, thinkers and political leaders: the foundation stone in our cellars was laid by William Gladstone, one of five Club members who went on to serve as Prime Minister. More than 120 years on, this magnificent 5 star hotel near Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square and The Strand, has been restored to its full Victorian splendour. But we’ve never forgotten its origins as a warm, welcoming and relaxing haven in the very heart of London. The views you’ll enjoy from your room or our restaurant over the River Thames and landmarks including the London Eye are truly breathtaking. With 281 luxurious bedrooms, including a choice of Suites and an Apartment, The Royal Horseguards has a grandeur and opulence to match its prestigious Whitehall address. Next door is One Whitehall Place, our dedicated meetings and conference facility. Part of the same magnificent building, it shares the hotel’s unique splendour and ambiance, giving any event a real sense of occasion. And with the hotel near Charing Cross Tube and mainline stations, it’s easy to bring people together for business or pleasure. We invite you to discover The Royal Horseguards - part of the Guoman collection of 4- and 5-star London hotels. A unique hotel experience, in a city like no other.

Hotel facilities

  •  Non smoking rooms
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Lifts 3
  •  Conference rooms 8
  •  Check-in at From 14:30
  •  Lobby Size LG
  •  Laundry Service
  •  Authorized coach parking
  •  Projector available
  •  Meeting room
  •  Baby sitting
  •  Voltage 240
  •  Single rooms 9
  •  Twin rooms 98
  •  Double rooms 150
  •  Triple rooms 18

The Hotel The Royal Horseguards offers air conditioning. The hotel is ideal for sports lovers. The property is fully equipped with a conference room. The Hotel The Royal Horseguards offers a laundry service. The hotel is ideal for both large and small groups wishing to saty there. There is a projector available for the use in meetings. The hotel offers business facilities. The hotel is ideal for families with small children.

Rooms facilities

  •  Television
  •  Direct Dial Telephone
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Mini Bar
  •  Hairdryer
  •  High Speed Modem
  •  Safe Box
  •  Satellite TV
  •  Alarm Clock
  •  Radio
  •  Movies

The Hotel The Royal Horseguards offers the use of a TV in the rooms. Accommodation has direct dial telephone in all rooms. The Hotel The Royal Horseguards offers a minibar service. The Hotel The Royal Horseguards rooms offers the use of an hairdryer. The hotel rooms offers high-speed Internet service. Accommodation has a safe in all the rooms. The hotel offers a wake up service for guests. The accommodation offers a radio service for its guests. The Hotel The Royal Horseguards offers a movie service.

 Public transport

  • Airport: LHR
  • Time to the Airport: 50 MIN
  • Railway Station: CHARING CROSS
  • Time to the Railway Station: 3 MIN
  • Underground: EMBANKMENT
  • Time to the Subway: 2 MIN
  • Distance from the airport: 25 KM
  • Fair site: EXCEL
  • Distance from Railway Station: 0.8 KM
  • Time to the bus stop: 2 MIN

 Guests' Reviews

Stainton, United Kingdom

Excellent: 4.9/5 More Details

The royal horseguards

A very capable hotel, stylish, but not quite achieving the splendor of some of the very top hotels of london but not far off and much more sensibly priced. fantastic location for sight seeing, the river as well as shopping. reception staff were fantastic and made you very welcome on arrival. rooms were again superb but not quite the savoy or dorcheter but you are not paying those prices so very good value?



Bristol, United Kingdom

Excellent: 4.9/5 More Details

London break

We could not fault the royal horseguards. the food was good, the staff very attentive, the room was clean and luxurious and the location is spot on!

Newmarket, United Kingdom

Excellent: 4.9/5 More Details

Excellent stay

This is our third stay at the horseguards and it still lives up to expectations. great location, very clean, ,modern rooms with excellent facilities and friendly staff.

Pinner, United Kingdom

Very Good: 4.3/5 More Details


A return visit to an excellently located hotel.
concierge and doorman excelled in assisting us in and out to an urgent appointment - nothing too much trouble. a relaxing oasis in the centre of london.
will certainly visit again.

Exeter, United Kingdom

Very Good: 3.6/5 More Details

One night theatre break

Very lovely, very large hotel. staff very welcoming. room pleasant, outlook over office buildings being refurbished so not inspiring, but clean and everything that you could want within it. christmas tree in lobby looked beautiful! the only downside was the breakfast which was a bit basic and disappointing. however, hotel very good value for the price paid!



Waterlooville, United Kingdom

Excellent: 5/5 More Details

Horseguards hotel

This is a very high quality hotel in an excellent location.

Sutton On The Hill, United Kingdom

Average: 2.5/5 More Details

Royal horseguards - in need of ?

I must have had the worst bed in the hotel, so hard, lumpy & bumpy, well past its sell by date! coupled with decor in need of doing, the side of the bath loose with a screw protruding 0.25 inches and a tv remote only partially working.

not to be recomended at the price.

also note complained to the hotel, not a word of apology!



Sidmouth, United Kingdom

Very Good: 3.8/5 More Details

Royal horseguards

This hotel is in a great location but the rooms leave a lot to be desired mould in bathroom shabby paint work and if like us you have aback room no daylight gets in

Verona, United States

Average: 2.3/5 More Details

Horrible experience

From check in to check out this was an horrible experience. although i wrote an email prior to arrival requesting non-smoking rooms our first rooms (2) were smoking-how inconsiderate. at every interaction with the concierge it seemed as though we were bothering him-rude, less than helpful. to add insult to injury on our departure day the front end staff "forgot" our wake up call. fortunately we did not miss our flight.
overall i would rate this hotel a "0".



Newmarket, United Kingdom

Excellent: 4.9/5 More Details

Royal horseguards hotel

Excellent hotel in every way. fantastic location, friendly staff, comfortable rooms, beautiful decor, wonderful breakfasts.

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