Horse Guards Parade
This wide, flat, grey expanse, site of the Tudor Whitehall Palace tiltyard, is the venue for the famous annual 'Trooping the Colour', the popular colourful military extravaganza in celebration the official birthday of our Sovereign. Held annually in June, in this grand military parade and march-past the Queen's Colour of a battalion of Foot Guards is 'trooped' (carried along the ranks) before the Sovereign. Only one colour can be trooped at a time, and the five Household Regiments - Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards take their turn each year.
The Massed Bands of the Household Division also perform a Beating Retreat ceremony on two successive evenings in June.
Around the parade ground can be seen statues of Field Marshals Kitchener, Roberts and Wolseley and also the Guards Memorial, here also is the Household Cavalry Museum.
Address: Horse Guards Road, SW1
Website: Horse Guards Parade
We would really like to know what you think of this map.
To leave us some feedback, please click here.
Download an A-Z London map onto your smartphone so you can use it when visiting London. Because the maps are stored on your phone you'll have instant access and no data charges.
Enter a street, place of interest, hotel, station or postcode to search the map.