For those staying in luxury hotels, every stay should be all about enjoying five-star comfort in a beautiful building, with wonderful food, opulent furnishings and exceptional service. The Royal Horseguards Hotel in London provides all that as standard, with the bonus that its location and views are some of the very finest in the capital.
Its superb rooms and exceptional facilities are a joy to behold and when it comes to catering, the venue is definitely among the elite, particularly for its afternoon teas. A range of these are on offer, from cream teas through to a full buffet menu, all of which is continually replenished to ensure nobody leaves hungry. So good are these afternoon teas that the hotel has been accredited with invitation-only membership by the UK Tea Guild, which it achieved in 2012. The following year brought an Award of Excellence from the same body, one of the highest honours an establishment serving afternoon tea can get. Yet all this is just part of the wonder of a stay at the Horseguards Hotel.
As the name suggests, this establishment overlooks Horse Guards Parade, which means guests who are there at the right time can see the changing of the guard and other parades on special occasions.However, the Whitehall location means not just that the parade can be seen – along with St James’s Park beyond it. The clearest view is in the other direction, across Whitehall Gardens to the River Thames, across which is the iconic London Eye.Such spectacular views are a major appeal of the hotel and, of course, the location is ideal for any trip to central London.
For those in town on business, the City is close by, while the proximity of political institutions and the shopping streets of the West End mean that, whatever the purpose of one’s stay, the Horseguards Hotel is ideally situated. For a combination of luxury and location, it is very hard to beat.