Musée No:737.197Regular price £25.00
View of Horse Guards and Whitehall
Date: ca. 1750
Horse Guards Parade is a large parade ground in central London. It is the site of the annual ceremonies of Trooping the Colour, which commemorates the monarch's official birthday. The date varies from monarch to monarch but is generally at the end of May or beginning of June when the weather should theoretically be better – for Queen Elizabeth II it is held on the second Saturday in June. Horse Guards itself dates back to at least the time of Henry VIII – it was the Palace of Whitehall’s tiltyard where jousting and fabulous tournaments were held. Move on a few hundred years and at the 2012 Summer Olympics another sporting event was held there – the Beach volleyball.