Horse Guards' Road (or just "Horse Guards") is a road in the City of Westminster, London. It runs south from The Mall down to Birdcage Walk, roughly parallel with Whitehall and Parliament Street. Horse Guards Road is not to be confused with Horse Guards Avenue, which is on the opposite (east) side of the Horse Guards building.
To the west of the road is St. James's Park and to the east are various government buildings, including the Horse Guards building, the Old Admiralty Buildings, the Cabinet Office, Downing Street, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and HM Treasury. Also to the east is a large courtyard, Horse Guards Parade, where the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony is held in the presence of the reigning monarch.
Coordinates: 51°30′13″N 0°07′45″W / 51.5036°N 0.1291°W / 51.5036; -0.1291
... The department had several London homes until it settled at Horse Guards in Whitehall in 1722, where it was to remain until 1858 ... Horse Guards and the War Office became virtually synonymous (indeed, Horse Guards is still the official headquarters of the Army) ...
... In 1804, the Cavalry of the Guard consisted of two regiments, the Chasseurs à Cheval and the Grenadiers à Cheval, along with a small unit of elite Gendarmes and ... The cavalry of the Guard was involved in combat numerous times, and with few exceptions proved its worth in action ... Imperial Guard Horse Grenadiers (Grenadiers à Cheval de la Garde Impériale) Known as the Gods or the Giants, these troopers were the elite of Napoleon's guard cavalry and ...
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