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glenking – “Definitely worth a look, as its close to trafalgar square and buckingham palace, but its really just a big empty courtyard. There's nothing actually in it, just some nice buildings and architecture around the sides. I’ve never been there when there's been anything on, like trooping the colour, and I can imagine how that would be quite a sight, but if you go on a cold rainy day in November like I did, then expect to stay just a few minutes before you move on. A tip: dont forget the little walkway under the arch that leads onto whitehall where the soldiers stand. It's in the middle, and its a good little shortcut otherwise you have to go around to admiralty arch”
londonlover – “I had a walk past horse guards the other day and its all closed up for a beach volleyball tournament. I know it sounds daft, but they are tripping tonnes of sand into it so they can play this game. I think horse guards is where they are holding volleyball tournaments in the olympics, so it's probably a dry-run for that. Horse guards is going to be closed until the end of August until they finish this tournament. Its probably still worth a look though. Ive seen beach volleyball on the telly a few times and there's lots of things to look at (if you know what I mean )”
>Craig’s review of Horse Guards – “When people talk about Horse Guards they usually think of the gravel parade ground where the military bands do Beating Retreat, but the best part is actually the small courtyard that faces onto Whitehall. That's where you'll find all the horses and foot soldiers.
Everyone loves a horse. Especially when it's got a soldier on top. If you put a soldier with a shiny swor… continued”
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