Guard's Division Memorial
Guard's Division Memorial
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Neighborhood: Westminster
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
How to get there
  • Charing Cross • 9 min walk
  • Embankment • 10 min walk
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UOtterTravel
Port Saint Lucie, FL1,248 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
The memorial is located across the street from the Horse Guards Parade. It commemorates the war dead from the Guards Division during WWI and the Household Division in WWII and other conflicts since 1918. The memorial is a white Portland stone obelisk. Be sure to watch the changing of the guard at Horse Guards Parade.
Written March 27, 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
PROS
* Important memorial to the fallen during World war I and World War II
* Prominent interesting edifice
* Lifelike detailed sculptures of various soldiers
* Often dedicated with wreaths
* Prime location opposite Horse Guards parade field

CONS
* There is a prominent sign forbidding climbing on the statue (see my photo)- sad that this has to be

"I VISITED THIS PLACE"...
... as i was walking in the area. I found the meaning to be significant and the sculptured statues to be impressive

WAS IT WORTH THE COST?
It is free

WOULD "I VISIT THIS PLACE" AGAIN?
Sure- on a future visit

ADVICE
Since you will for sure go to see the Horse Guards Parade grounds, be sure to cross the street and honor our war heroes.
Written February 10, 2024
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK5,681 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
After walking through Horse guards parade carry on to view the Guard's Division memorial, a large erection with several guards at its base and rather majestic it is.
Written October 2, 2020
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Greg
Cambridge, UK5,235 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
Commemorating war dead opposite Horse Guards Parade, this stone memorial conveys the battle honours and five tall bronze sculptures of five serving guardsmen. I took time to look at the monument before going to Churchill’s War Rooms only a few paces away. Found next to St James’s Park.
Written September 1, 2020
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BigHugh51
Adelaide, Australia3,629 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
After viewing the Household Cavalry sentries on Whitehall, we visited the Household Cavalry Museum and then walked out on to Horse Guards parade ground to take in the sights there.
Eventually the time came for us to depart and after walking across the parade ground in the direction of St. James’s Park, we came to the Guards Division Memorial on Horse Guards Road.
We had viewed this large and significant war memorial during previous stays in London and have always found it to be a touching memorial.
The memorial pays tribute to those members of the Guards divisions who have been killed in action, since 1918. Each of the foot guards’ regiments are represented by a bronze sculpture of a soldier, on the side of the memorial which faces Horse Guards Parade.
After spending a few moments paying our respects to the fallen at the memorial, it was time for us to move on. We did so, happy in the knowledge that we had taken a little time again, to pause at the memorial to remember those who had fallen in the defence of their nation.
Written December 8, 2019
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iainmcleod
Mid Calder, UK4,091 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Situated just over the road from the horse guards parade ground and entrance to st James's park. Salute to the fallen in WW1, 5 foot guard regiments with 5 bronze life replica figures remodelled from captured guns. Homage added to WW2 victims, damaged in WW2 a hole was deliberately left in one figure during repair.
Written March 13, 2019
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chickandbeast
Southgate, Canada8,728 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
Large monument located on Horse Guards Road as you are walking thru the main section mear the historic buildings of Lomdon
Written January 7, 2017
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RWandSW
Greater London, UK1,881 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Business
The monument is also known at the Guards Division War Memorial, it commends those that died at war from the Guards Division and the Household Division, in particular form both World Wars but covers any conflicts from 1918.

Located on Horse Guards Road, if one is walking from Trafalgar Square then walk through The Mall and turning into Horse Guards Road; whereas, from Whitehall, take the first left after Downing Street and walk straight through and it can be seen from a distance.
Written October 21, 2016
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA15,056 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We passed it as we entered Horse Guards Parade from St James's Park. Note the inscription on all four sides.
Written October 17, 2022
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Acineto
Auckland Central, New Zealand23,147 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Quite an interesting memorial located on the end of St James Park. It is across the road from the Horse Guards Parade. Nice looking monument.
Written February 6, 2020
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