The Royal Horseguards Hotel & One Whitehall Place

1, Whitehall Place, England, SW1A 2HE, United Kingdom


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The Royal Horseguards Hotel & One Whitehall Place London Parties

With a riverside setting right on the banks of the Thames, The Royal Horseguards Hotel & One Whitehall Place London is one of the city’s most luxurious and awe-inspiring places to host a party or social event. Dating to 1884, the French chateau-style hotel is filled with Victorian grandeur and history. And if walls could talk, its event space, One Whitehall Place, would have a few tales to tell: It was once home to the National Liberal Club, and MI5 during the World Wars. 

Have an intimate party in the Cellar, which once had a passage straight to the Ministry of Defence, or a drinks reception in the Terrace Room with access to the adjoining outdoor Terrace that overlooks the river. 

For something grander, Whitehall Suite is a stunning room with large windows, chandeliers, and pillars that create a beautiful setting for an event for up 320 guests. 

The Royal Horseguards Hotel is especially spectacular at Christmas; the lights of the city complementing the décor and ambience of the hotel and making it even more magical. Enjoy a festive dinner or Afternoon Tea in the lead-up, spend Christmas Day in the One Twenty One Two Restaurant, or have your large festive bash with food and dancefloor at One Whitehall Place.

Private Dining Options at The Royal Horseguards Hotel London:

  • Large and elaborate dinners in the grand Gladstone Library or Reading and Writing Room, with up to 250 guests
  • Private parties of up to 50 in Churchill’s Bar, an intimate space with traditional décor and an impressive selection of wines, spirits, and cocktails 
  • Private dining for up to 10 people in the Cellar
  • Up to 80 guests in the River Room, the former Ladies’ Lounge that boasts unobstructed views to the London Eye 
  • Up to 80 guests in the Meston Suite, a bright and airy room with beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows  

Semi-Private Dining Options at The Royal Horseguards Hotel London:

Enjoy alfresco dining on the Terrace, the outdoor leafy spot that’s perfect for soaking in the views of The Royal Horseguards Hotel and surrounds. The Terrace can be sectioned off for semi-private dining. 

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theatre Up to 280 Theatre
classroom Up to 120 Classroom
cabaret Up to 160 Cabaret
ushaped Up to 86 U-Shaped
boardroom Up to 86 Boardroom
dining Up to 252 Dining
standing Up to 550 Standing


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available 282
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A
Catering Options  3rd Party Catering
  In-house Catering & Dry Hire
Cuisine Options  Buffet
 Sit Down
 Shared Platters
 Asian Cuisine
 Indian Cuisine
 Kosher Cuisine


9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Spaces At This Venue

  • 328 sq m

    Royal Horseguards Hotel Wedding Venue, Gladstone Library, Photography by The Crawleys.

    Gladstone Library

    A dark and tactile space with elaborate ceiling detail, grand columns and eye-catching chandelier, the Gladstone Library is a unique and striking room in One Whitehall Place. Named after Prime Minister William Gladstone, the library is almost exactly as he would remember it. Have up to 400 guests for a reception, or 280 for dinner and soak up the history along with a variety of 5-star dining options.

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  • The Royal Horseguards Hotel & One Whitehall Place, Reading & Writing Room

    The Reading & Writing Room

    Floor-to-ceiling windows, detailed murals, and large chandeliers characterise the Reading & Writing Room. Host up to 300 guests for a reception or use the beautiful backdrop to host your next exhibition. Elegant and authentic, this room will inspire everyone who visits.

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  • The Royal Horseguards Hotel & One Whitehall Place, River Room

    River Room, Meston Suite

    For smaller stunning locations for your next event, consider choosing the River Room or Meston Suite. Both holding up to 80 people, these rooms boast high ceilings, original Victorian detailing and décor, and large windows that look out onto some of London’s most iconic sights like Big Ben and The Houses of Parliament.

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  • 309 sq m

    Royal Horseguards Hotel Corporate Dinner, Whitehall Suite

    Whitehall Suite

    Whitehall Suite is a beautiful room that was once the Billiards Room of the National Liberal Club. The large room can accommodate up to 320 people, making it perfect for large events. Its bright light, high ceilings, and stunning chandeliers make this a jaw-dropping space for any event.

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  • The Royal Horseguards Hotel & One Whitehall Place, The Terrace

    Alternative Spaces

    For more intimate events, look to Churchill’s Bar, the Cellar, the Terrace Room or the Terrace. Each with their own unique character and smaller capacity, these spaces are perfect for dinners and drinks with family and friends, or small presentations and product launches with a distinguished ambience.

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Nearby attractions:

  • Whitehall / Victoria Embankment Gardens
  • St James’s Park
  • Trafalgar Square & The National Gallery
  • Westminster Abbey and Big Ben
  • London Eye
  • River Thames

Restaurants nearby:

  • Kerridge’s Bar & Grill
  • The Yard by Robin Gill
  • Prezzo Italian Restaurant
  • Garfunkel’s

Restaurants on site:

  • The Secret Herb Garden
  • Equus Bar
  • One Twenty One Two Restaurant
  • Afternoon Tea at the Lounge

Venue Testimonials

What a lovely building with painted art on the walls of the room. Great English Architecture. The lovely fabrics and design of the rooms! A furnitured ladies toilet. This is a high quality, high class building!

Superdivacat M

A stunning venue.Several floors of very large reception rooms ideal for weddings and large meetings.Very close to spectacular views of the London Eye. Beautiful!

Jeff C

Wonderful location, we hold many high end and lavish events here. The views inside are absolutely stunning!!!

Shaynetelle Thomas

Frequently Asked Questions

The River Room can hold weddings and events between 30 and 72 guests and smaller meeting rooms can accommodate as little as 10. The largest rooms at The Royal Horseguards Hotel & One Whitehall Place have the capacity for up to 400 guests. 

The suites at The Royal Horseguards Hotel range in size and style, some with views of the River Thames and some with garden views. The suite prices start from £203 per night.

No, there is no parking available at The Royal Horseguards Hotel & One Whitehall Place. 

Fine dining modern British and European cuisine. Kosher, Asian, and Indian menus are available. Dry hire is also an option.

The Royal Horseguards Hotel & One Whitehall Place is licensed until 11:30pm Sunday-Thursday, 12:30am Friday and Saturday. Extensions may be applied for at an extra cost. 

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