Friday 10 May 2024

Horse Guards Road, Central London


One of the highlights of the St. James district in the heart of London, Horse Guards Road offers views over the greenery of St. James Park, the expanse of Horse Guards Parade, and some of the grander government buildings of Whitehall, including the imposing Italianate Foreign Office, which dates from the late 1860s. Overlooking the parade ground is the flashy neoclassical Old Admiralty Building (completed in 1905), and the more restrained Horse Guards building - the centrepiece of the parade ground, which was built in the fashionable Palladian style in the mid-eighteenth century.  The former is now the London headquarters of the Department of International Trade, while Horse Guards continues to be used by the military.