Beginning of main content
Trip Type
Flight 1
Flight 2
Flight 3
Flight 4
Flight 5

Search over 1,000,000 properties worldwide and 550 airlines worldwide.

Search over a million flights, hotels, packages, and more

No Expedia cancellation fee to change or cancel almost any hotel reservation.

The Household Cavalry Museum

Discover the role of the Household Cavalry, a mounted and prestigious regiment of the British Army that acts as the bodyguard of the Royal Family.

Experience a day in the life of one of the United Kingdom’s most senior military regiments at The Household Cavalry Museum. Browse displays of regalia, musical instruments and weapons. Meet cavalry guards and military horses and watch and experience the pageantry of changing of the guard ceremonies. The Household Cavalry Museum is housed in the 18th-century Horse Guards building, which is the headquarters, barracks and stables of the Household Cavalry. 

The museum collection celebrates the regiment’s troops and its close ties with the British monarchy. Many of the exhibits were donated by former kings, guards and nobility. See a pair of kettledrums that belonged to William IV, the cork leg of politician Henry William Paget, Fabergé silverware, standards and medals. Former England footballer Jack Charlton, who served in the regiment in the 1950s, donated one of his international soccer caps. 

Have fun posing for photos while dressed as a cavalryman in official military uniforms, including glistening body armor. Learn about the curiosities of the uniform such as why there are different colored plumes on the helmets. In the 200-year-old stable area you can observe guards taking care of the elegant horses. Listen to the personal stories of the guards and feel free to ask questions about their daily routines. 

Daily sentry changes take place in the parade grounds and showcase the regiment’s pomp. The highlight is the Changing of the Queen’s Life Guard, a ceremony that begins at Hyde Park and finishes on Horse Guards Parade. The troops arrive promptly at 11 a.m. from Monday to Saturday and at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Two mounted sentries protect the entrance to the building and change every hour. 

The Household Cavalry Museum stands on Whitehall, a street lined with parliamentary buildings in London’s Westminster district. It’s less than a 10-minute walk from the Charing Cross, Embankment and Westminster underground stations. The museum is open daily and there’s an admission fee. You can watch the ceremonies for free.

Ensure you have loads of time at The Household Cavalry Museum. Below are some of the most popular things to do:

Would you like to make your visit a little more unique? A The Household Cavalry Museum Tickets and a British Royalty Tour & Enter The Household Cavalry Museum are both worth thinking about.

Peruse our City of Westminster things to do page to learn about more activities in the area.


Guide to Exploring The Household Cavalry Museum


Map

Top The Household Cavalry Museum Hotel & Accommodation Deals

See all 15,652 properties near The Household Cavalry Museum
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London NZ$310
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London

200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in London City Centre, this spa hotel is steps away from Southbank Centre Book Market and Florence Nightingale Museum. St. Thomas' Hospital and Sea Life London Aquarium are also within 5 minutes. Waterloo Underground Station is only a 4-minute walk and Lambeth North Underground Station is 6 minutes.

    The Strand Palace Hotel NZ$242
    The Strand Palace Hotel

    The Strand Palace Hotel

    372 The Strand, London, England
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in London City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Covent Garden Market, Piccadilly Circus and London Dungeon. Big Ben and Buckingham Palace are also within 1 mi (2 km). Charing Cross Underground Station is 5 minutes by foot and Covent Garden Underground Station is 5 minutes.

      Park Plaza London Waterloo NZ$254
      Park Plaza London Waterloo

      Park Plaza London Waterloo

      6 Hercules Road, London, England
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in London City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Florence Nightingale Museum, Imperial War Museum and The Vaults. Southbank Centre Book Market and Lambeth Palace are also within 10 minutes. Lambeth North Underground Station is 6 minutes by foot and Waterloo Underground Station is 11 minutes.

        Assembly Hotel London NZ$199
        Assembly Hotel London

        Assembly Hotel London

        27 - 31 Charing Cross Road, London, England
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The British Museum, Coca-Cola London Eye and Big Ben. Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park are also within 1 mi (2 km). Leicester Square Underground Station is only a 2-minute walk and Charing Cross Underground Station is 4 minutes.

          Marlin Waterloo NZ$249
          Marlin Waterloo

          Marlin Waterloo

          111 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in London City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Imperial War Museum, Westminster Bridge and Sea Life London Aquarium. Coca-Cola London Eye and Big Ben are also within 15 minutes. Lambeth North Underground Station is only a 2-minute walk and Waterloo Underground Station is 8 minutes.

            Park Plaza County Hall London NZ$243
            Park Plaza County Hall London

            Park Plaza County Hall London

            1 Addington Street, London, England
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in London City Centre, this spa hotel is steps away from Southbank Centre Book Market and Florence Nightingale Museum. Jubilee Gardens and The Vaults are also within 5 minutes. Waterloo Underground Station and Lambeth North Underground Station are within a 5-minute walk.

              Sea Containers London NZ$317
              Sea Containers London

              Sea Containers London

              20 Upper Ground, London, England
                 
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tate Modern and Coca-Cola London Eye. The Shard and Big Ben are also within 1 mi (2 km). Southwark Underground Station is 8 minutes by foot and Blackfriars Underground Station is 8 minutes.

                The Royal Horseguards NZ$387
                The Royal Horseguards

                The Royal Horseguards

                2 Whitehall Court, London, England
                   
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of National Gallery, Churchill War Rooms and Coca-Cola London Eye. Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament are also within 10 minutes. Embankment Station and Charing Cross Underground Station are within a 5-minute walk.