The building of the Royal Horse Guards

  • London, United Kingdom
  • HQ Household Division, Horse Guards, Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX, United Kingdom 
    The building of the Royal Horse Guards in London was built in 1664. Here are the Life Guard, which protects the king in the palace of Whitehall, stables for a hundred horses, as well as the General Staff of the British Army. Nursing home construction in the 18th century was demolished and rebuilt again. Currently, it is used for the main entrance to Buckingham Palace, the royal stables used modern Life Guards, and is located in the premises of the headquarters of the City Garrison Command. 

    The building is interesting to some peculiarities. Dial in the former Big Ben in London accurate clock has black marks. They point to the 14 hours - this time in front of the palace in 1649 Banqueting House was held execution of King Charles I. Above the arch the coat of arms George II, and on the stone wall in the center of the arch - the inscription: STMW / STMF. This is the symbol boundaries of parishes churches of St. Martin and St. Margaret. Basement of the building are equipped with a platform for peўnevyh battles that were once the favorite pastime of soldiers Lifeguards.
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Monument to women of World War II
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Museum Association of Ophthalmologists Charing Cross
Bronze lions
Monument to Winston Churchill New Scotland Yard (Metropolitan Police)
Big Ben City of Westminster
Restaurant "Gordons Wine Bar" Charing Cross
Parliament Square New Scotland Yard (Metropolitan Police)
Church of St. Martin in the Fields
St. James's Park New Scotland Yard (Metropolitan Police)
National Gallery
St Margaret's, Westminster New Scotland Yard (Metropolitan Police)
National Portrait Gallery
Cafe Pret a Manger
The London Eye South Bank
Pub The Harp
Westminster Abbey New Scotland Yard (Metropolitan Police)

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