Household Cavalry Museum Visit & Dining for Two

London, SW1A

  • Visit the Household Cavalry in Whitehall
  • An insight into the life of a mounted guard
  • Learn about the history of the regiment
  • Try on the ceremonial outfits!


What's Included

  • Visit the Household Cavalry Museum in the heart of Horse Guards, Whitehall
  • A unique look at the ceremonial and armoured reconnaissance role of HM The King's Mounted Bodyguard
  • Through a glazed partition you can View the troopers working with horses in the original 18th century stables
  • Allow approximately 1-1.5 hours for your visit to the Household Cavalry Museum
  • Dining options are taken at neighbouring The Royal Horseguards Hotel 
  • Choose from Afternoon tea, sparkling afternoon tea or a two-course lunch (see menu for details)

What Can I Expect

Enjoy looking around the Household Cavalry Museum, accompanied by an afternoon tea or lunch at the Royal Horseguards Hotel! These packages for two combine a fascinating visit with delicious food in an opulent setting. What more could you ask for?

Situated between Admiralty Arch and Downing Street, you'll find the Household Cavalry. These are the working stables and home to the trusted guardians of the Monarch. The soldiers on horseback ride down Horse Guards Parade to take up their positions to protect Horse Guards.

It's a real honour to be able to take a look behind the scenes of the Household Cavalry and you'll get an insight into a day in the life of a Cavalry guard.

You'll discover that the regiment is actually divided into two parts. The Household Cavalry is in full operational mode as an expert reconnaissance unit working around the world. The Household Cavalry Mounted section is the ceremonial face of the regiment that you see outside Buckingham Palace and during the Changing of the Guard.

As you stroll around the Cavalry Museum, the multimedia audio guide you have been provided with will tell you all about the rich history of the regiment throughout the reigns of many Kings and Queens. It's fascinating stuff.

As well as seeing exhibits, military artefacts and observing the horses and riders going about their daily business, there's a chance to find out what it's like to be dressed in the ceremonial jacket and plume hat. And believe us, it is really heavy and cumbersome!

After your visit, it's just a very short walk from the museum to the Royal Horseguards Hotel on the other side of Whitehall place. This historic five-star hotel is where you'll sit down for lunch or afternoon tea.

Book your Household Cavalry Museum package through us now and get ready for a thoroughly lovely day out in the capital


  • Bookings must be made at least 14 working days in advance and are subject to availability
  • Vouchers must be booked and redeemed before 31st March 2025

Household Cavalry Museum

  • Closed Monday & Tuesday, open Wednesday to Sunday
  • November - March : 10:00-17:00
  • April - October: 10:00-18:00
  • Last entry is 60 mins before closing
  • The museum is closed for the Ceremonial season plus; London Marathon Day, Easter Friday and Christmas Eve to Boxing Day

Royal Horseguards Hotel  

  • Not available on Bank Holidays, 19th March, 6th May, & 24th-31st December inclusive
  • Afternoon tea is served from 13:00-16:30


  • The Household Cavalry Museum, 66 Guards Avenue, Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX
  • Royal Horseguards Hotel, Whitehall Court, SW1A 2EJ

Suitable For

  • Under 18s must be accompanied by a participating adult


  • Not suitable for spectators

Anything Else

  • Once you have booked your date tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable
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