Guards Museum †

ADDRESS
Wellington Barracks, Westminster, Birdcage Walk, London SW1E 6HQ
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OPENING TIMES
10am-4pm Daily (last admission 3.30pm) | Closed Dec 16 to Jan 2 | Call ahead on ceremonial days to check opening
PRICES
£4 (Adult), £2 (Concessions), FREE (Under 16s)

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Guards MuseumThe Guards Museum houses a collection of uniforms, colours and artefacts spanning over 300 years of history of the Foot Guards. There are five regiments of Foot Guards: the Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards. Along with the two regiments of Household Cavalry they make up Her Majesty's Household Division. These are the servicemen you see at the changing of the guards at the royal residences including Buckingham Palace. Within the museum is the Guards Chapel where Sunday services, accompanied by a choir and the band of one of the regiments of The Household Division, are open to the public. Functions at the museum and private views can be arranged.

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Conrad London St. James
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £188† 21% off
22-28 Broadway, SW1H | 4 minutes from Guards Museum
With Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, St James's Park and the Thames all on its doorstep, Conrad London St. James is the ideal option for ... More
The Nadler Victoria Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £112† 21% off
10 Palace Place, SW1E | 4 minutes from Guards Museum
Promising 'the bill you pay at check-out is what you thought you'd pay when you checked in', the Nadler Hotels specialise in stylish, affordable accommodation. The ... More
The Rubens at the Palace Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £152† 34% off
39 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W | 5 minutes from Guards Museum
This is as close to Buckingham Palace as you can get. It's also nearby Victoria station which is not quite as glamorous but very convenient. There ... More
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Churchill War Rooms
London > Attractions > Museums
Clive Steps, King Charles Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 8 minutes from Guards Museum
Winston Churchill directed the troops during World War II from a small warren of underground rooms, which are now open to the public. Visitors ... More
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Household Cavalry Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Horse Guards, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 11 minutes from Guards Museum
Visitors to the Household Cavalry Museum can watch troopers working with their horses in the original 18th century stables (via a glazed screen) and hear accounts ... More
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British Optical Association Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
42 Craven Street, WC2N | 15 minutes from Guards Museum
Run by the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers the British Optical Association Museum in Charing Cross features historic examples of London-made spectacles from ... More
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The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Birdcage Walk, SW1A | 3 minutes from Guards Museum
Once Buckingham Palace's resident chapel, the Queen's Gallery was opened in 1962 and holds regularly changing exhibitions. It allows the general public glimpses of rarely seen ... More
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Buckingham Palace
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Buckingham Palace Road, SW1A | 3 minutes from Guards Museum
England's most famous royal palace, and the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace opens the doors of its State Rooms to the public every ... More
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Clarence House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St James's Palace, St James's, London SW1 | 5 minutes from Guards Museum
The home of the Queen Mother from 1953 to 2002, a tour of Clarence House is an excellent way of experiencing the living history of the ... More
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Summer Opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace
London > Events > Tours †Dates: 25th July to 4th October 2020
Guards Museum, Buckingham Palace Road, SW1A | 3 minutes from Guards Museum
Every summer inquisitive visitors get the chance to look around Buckingham Palace and admire the grand State Rooms used by heads of state at the Summer ...More
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George IV: Art & Spectacle
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 23rd July to 11th October 2020 - 11am-6.30pm
Guards Museum, Birdcage Walk, SW1A | 3 minutes from Guards Museum
Better known in his role as Prince Regent, when George IV ascended the throne, he amassed an unrivalled collection of art including paintings, metalwork, textiles, furniture, ...More
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Wicked
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 7th September 2006 to 28th November 2020 - Various Times
Guards Museum, 17 Wilton Road, Victoria, London SW1V | 7 minutes from Guards Museum
Prepare to see Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West in a whole new light after going to see Wicked, currently showing ...More
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The Other Palace
London > Entertainment > Theatres
12 Palace Street, SW1E | 4 minutes from Guards Museum
Formerly the St. James Theatre, The Other Palace officially opens its doors in February 2017, as part of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Really ... More
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The Other Palace Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
12 Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 4 minutes from Guards Museum
Billed by its operators as 'the first newly built central London theatre in 30 years', St James Theatre opened to the public in ... More
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Curzon Victoria
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
58 Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 4 minutes from Guards Museum
Curzon Victoria is the chain's seventh London venue, providing a boutique cinema option in central London. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in a broad ... More
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Cardinal Place Shopping Centre
London > Shopping > Shopping Centres
Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E5JD | 4 minutes from Guards Museum
Cardinal Place is a snazzy modern shopping venue in Victoria. Housed under a curvaceous, new-age glass capsule it has become something of a visual icon in ... More
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William Curley, Harrods
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, Westminster, London SW1X | 5 minutes from Guards Museum
The William Curley chocolate empire continues to swell with the opening of the patissier and chocolatier's latest concession in Harrods. Curley has worked with ... More
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Lock & Co
London > Shopping > Clothing
6 St James's Street, St James's, London SW1A | 7 minutes from Guards Museum
Founded in 1676, for centuries Lock & Co. has been the place to shop for a top hat if you're off to Ascot. The quaint shop ... More
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The Royal Quarter Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Wellington House, 72-73 Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1E | 1 minute from Guards Museum
The Royal Quarter Cafe occupies the ground floor of Wellington House, a striking ten storey mixed use building on a corner site between Buckingham Palace and ... More
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Bank Westminster and Zander Bar
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
45 Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1E | 2 minutes from Guards Museum
The tranquil dining room at Bank Westminster exudes class and sophistication, set within an airy conservatory which overlooks a outdoor courtyard complete with fountain. Regulars ... More
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The Library at St Ermin's Hotel
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
2 Caxton Street, Westminster, Westminster, London SW1H | 2 minutes from Guards Museum
In a stunning Regency-style setting, The Library at St Ermin's Hotel offers a cosmopolitan take on the great British tradition of afternoon tea. In a bright, ... More
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 21 minutes from Guards Museum
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 22 minutes from Guards Museum
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 23 minutes from Guards Museum
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
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Urban Retreat at Harrods
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
5th Floor, Harrods, Westminster, London SW1X | 5 minutes from Guards Museum
Surely one of the most desirable places to spoil yourself rotten - the Urban Retreat flagship spa sits ever so prettily on the top floor of ... More
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Big Bus Company
London > Leisure > Sightseeing Tours
48 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, London SW1W | 7 minutes from Guards Museum
The Big Bus Company tour takes you to all of London's famous landmarks and reveals the capital's colourful 2,000-year history. The tour offers you a choice ... More
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Green Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 8 minutes from Guards Museum
Although many of the parks in London are officially owned by the sovereign, it is the four central London parks (one of which is Green Park) ... More
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Two Chairmen Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Dartmouth Street, Westminster, London SW1H | 5 minutes from Guards Museum
Two minutes away from Parliament Square and the Cabinet warm rooms, the Two Chairmen Public House is an olde worlde pub that retains a number of ... More
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Greenwood
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W | 6 minutes from Guards Museum
A large two floor pub within the Nova Victoria development, Greenwood offers so much more than just beer. As well as a large central bar and ... More
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The Reform Club
London > Nightlife > Pubs
104 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 10 minutes from Guards Museum
Located in the heart of London's traditional Clubland in Pall Mall,†The Reform Club was founded in 1836 and was membership was initially restricted to those who ... More
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The Tapster
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
3 Brewers Green, Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 3 minutes from Guards Museum
Wine Bar ... More
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Cask & Glass
London > Nightlife > Bars
39 - 41 Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 3 minutes from Guards Museum
... More
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The Leopard Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Rubens Hotel, 39 Buckingham Palace Road, Westminster, London SW1W | 5 minutes from Guards Museum
Part of The Rubens at the Palace but open to non-residents as well as hotel guests, the Leopard Bar has an intimate atmosphere designed in elegant ... More
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Central Hall Westminster
London > Business > Venue Hire
Storey's Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 6 minutes from Guards Museum
Central London's largest conference and events venue has welcomed an array of illustrious speakers through the ages - including Gandhi, Churchill and the Prince of Wales. ... More
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The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P | 7 minutes from Guards Museum
Seven floors of purpose-built meeting space in the heart of Westminster, the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre (QEIICC) is a well known permanent conference space situated ... More
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Spencer House
London > Business > Venue Hire
27 St James's Place, St James's, London SW1A | 7 minutes from Guards Museum
Spencer family's 18th London residence. The ancestral home of Diana, Princess of Wales, the Spencer family hasn’t lived in this, their London residence, since 1926. Following ... More
 
 

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